2023 Outstanding Books

Original Concept

Nothing Special

by Desiree Cooper

(Wayne State University Press)





Outstanding Design 

Tiger Paw, Tiger Paw, Knife, Knife

by Kelly Gray, illustrated by Holly L’Oiseau

(Quarter Press)






Outstanding Craftsmanship

Circle Way: A Daughter's Memoir, a Writer's Journey Home

by Mary Ann Hogan







Most Likely to Save the Planet

The Evidence Project

by Britta Jaschinski, Keith Wilson, and Arturo de Frias

(Photographers Against Wildlife Crime™)






Memories of a Birch Tree

by Daniel Cañas, illustrated by Blanca Millán

(Cuento de Luz)





Independent Spirit 

The Poser: 38 Portraits Reimagined

by Maya Stein

(Toad Hall Editions)





Independent Voice


by Nívola Uyá

(Cuento de Luz)




Peacemaker of the Year

The Answers Are There: Building Peace from the Inside Out

by Libby Hoffman

(Blue Chair Press)






Outstanding Audiobook

Corona City: Voices from an Epicenter

produced by Walker Vreeland, Walker Vreeland Productions; cast by Margie Lenhart, Margie Voiceovers; soundtrack by William Antoniou; edited by Lorraine Ash

(Magic Dog Press)