50. CURRENT EVENTS I (POLITICAL/ECONOMIC/FOREIGN AFFAIRS)

Gold

India Is Broken: A People Betrayed Independence to Today

Ashoka Mody

Stanford University Press

 

 

 

 

 

Silver

My Brother My Land: A Story from Palestine

by Sami Hermez with Sireen Sawalha

Stanford University Press

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze

Shackled: 92 Refugees Imprisoned on ICE Air

Rebecca A. Sharpless

University of California Press

 

 

 

51. CURRENT EVENTS II (SOCIAL ISSUES/HUMANITARIAN)

Gold (tie)

The Story is in Our Bones: How a Life of Just Enough Offers a Way Out of the Climate Crisis

Osprey Orielle Lake

New Society Publishers

 

 

 

 

 

I Want a Better Catastrophe: Navigating the Climate Crisis with Grief, Hope, and Gallows Humor

Andrew Boyd

New Society Publishers

 

 

 

 

 

Silver 

The Economy of Algorithms: AI and the rise of the Digital Minions

Marek Kowalkiewicz

La Trobe University Press

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze

A Dictionary of Emotions in a Time of War: 20 Short Works by Ukrainian Playwrights

edited by John Freedman

Laertes, Egret Imprint

 

 

 

52. EDUCATION I (WORKBOOK/RESOURCES)

Gold

On the Same Team: Bringing Educators and Underrepresented Families Together

Ari Gerzon-Kessler

Solution Tree Press

 

 

 

 

 

Silver

The Grant Writing Guide

Betty S. Lai

Princeton University Press

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze

How to Talk to Porcupines: A Youth Worker's Communication Field Guide

Allegra Birdseye-Hannula

Beaver's Pond Press

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze

Critical Thinking Skills: Effective Analysis Argument and Reflection

Stella Cottrell

Bloomsbury

 

 

 

53. EDUCATION II (COMMENTARY/THEORY)

Gold

Immeasurable Outcomes: Teaching Shakespeare in the Age of the Algorithm

Gayle Greene

Johns Hopkins University Press

 

 

 

 

 

Silver (tie)

The Culture Trap: Ethnic Expectations & Unequal Schooling for Black Youth

Derron Wallace

Oxford University Press

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching the Invisible Race: Embodying a Pro-Asian American Lens in Schools

Tony DelaRosa

Jossey-Bass

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze

A Light in the Tower: A New Reckoning with Mental Health in Higher Education

Katie Rose Guest Pryal

University Press of Kansas

 

 

 

54. NATURE

Gold

The Lives of Beetles

Arthur V. Evans

Princeton University Press

 

 

 

 

 

Silver

Endangered and Disappearing Birds of Appalachia and the Southeast

Matt Williams

University Press of Kentucky

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze

Blurred Boundaries: Perspectives on Rock Art of the Greater Southwest

William Frej and Polly Schaafsma

Museum of New Mexico Press

 

 

 

 

 

55. ENVIRONMENT/ECOLOGY

Gold

Scrubbing the Sky: Inside the Race to Cool the Planet

Paul McKendrick

Figure 1 Publishing

 

 

 

 

 

Silver

Canopy of Titans: The Life and Times of the Great North American Temperate Rainforest

Jessica Applegate and Paul Koberstein

OR Books

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze

Unmaking the Bomb: Environmental Cleanup and the Politics of Impossibility

Shannon Cram

University of California Press

 

 

 

56. FINANCE/INVESTMENT/ECONOMICS

Gold

Don’t Feed the Clowns: Sustainable Investing for Everyday Life

Dale Wannen

Precocity Press

 

 

 

 

 

Silver (tie)

FLY: Financially Literate Youth

Jai Hobbs & Marlies Hobbs

FLY Pty Ltd

 

 

 

 

 

Financially Capable: A Friendly Guide to Building Whole-Health Wealth

Matt Paradise

Vernon Street Publishing

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze

Accounting Fundamentals: A Non-Finance Manager's Guide to Finance and Accounting

Shihan Sheriff

Self-Published

 

 

 

57a. LGBTQ+ NON-FICTION - ACADEMIC

Gold

Who Needs Gay Bars?: Bar-Hopping through America's Endangered LGBTQ+ Places

by Greggor Mattson

Stanford University Press

 

 

 

 

 

Silver

Gender Without Identity

by Avgi Saketopoulou and Ann Pellegrini

The Unconscious in Translation

 

 

 

 

 

Silver

Been Outside: Adventures of Black Women Nonbinary and Gender Nonconforming People in Nature

by Shaz Zamore and Amber Wendler

Mountaineers Books

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze

Defiant Bodies: Making Queer Community in the Anglophone Caribbean

by Nikoli Attai

Rutgers University Press

 

 

 

57b. LGBTQ+ NON-FICTION - NARRATIVE

Gold

My Body Is Distant

Paige Maylott

ECW Press

 

 

 

 

 

Silver

Out at the Plate: The Dot Wilkinson Story

Lynn Ames

Chicago Review Press

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze

Finding Sunlight: A Coming-of-Age Memoir about Love within the Wreckage of Purity Culture

Chrissy Holm

Wise Ink

 

 

 

 

58. GIFT/SPECIALTY/JOURNAL

Gold

Yoga of Yarn: A Knitter's Handbook for Self-Discovery

Liza Laird

RK Press

 

 

 

 

 

Silver

Please Write: Finding Joy and Meaning in the Soulful Art of Handwritten Letters

Lynne M. Kolze

Beaver's Pond Press

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze

The Gift of Me A 15-Year Family Journal

Trish Kiel

Red Cork Publishing

 

 

 

59. HOLIDAY

Gold

The Santa Book: A True Story

by Erin Eby, illustrated by Madison Harper

Santa Collective LLC

 

 

 

 

 

Silver

Mouse Malachi Discovers Hanukkah

by Dreama Archibald, illustrated by Zhi Ling Lee

End Game Press

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze

Blue Bruce the Christmas Spruce

by Amy Lauren Miller, illustrated by Maggie Russell

Whistling Girl Press

 

 

 

60. HEALTH/MEDICINE

Gold

The Future of U.S. Healthcare: Corporate Power vs. the Common Good

John Geyman M.D.

Nova Medicine and Health

 

 

 

 

 

Silver

Nothing But The Tooth: An Insider's Guide to Dental Health

Teresa Yang DDS

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze

Doing Diabetes Differently: Empower a Healthier You

Chad Lewis

Greenleaf Book Group

 

 

 

61. HISTORY (U.S.)

Gold

When Washington Burned: The British Invasion of the Capital and the Nation's Rise from the Ashes

Robert P Watson

Georgetown University Press

 

 

 

 

 

Silver

Delivered Under Fire: Absalom Markland and Freedom's Mail

Candice Shy Hooper

Potomac Books

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze

In Order That Justice May Be Done

John M. Shaw

North Dakota State University Press

 

 

 

62. HISTORY (WORLD)

Gold

Empire of Refugees: North Caucasian Muslims and the Late Ottoman State

Vladimir Hamed-Troyansky

Stanford University Press

 

 

 

 

 

Silver

Nadia Comaneci and the Secret Police: A Cold War Escape

Stejarel Olaru

Bloomsbury Academic

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze

The Gutenberg Parenthesis: The Age of Print and Its Lessons for the Age of the Internet

Jeff Jarvis

Bloomsbury Academic

 

 

 

63. HISTORY (OVERSIZED/COFFEE TABLE)

Gold

Invited to Life: Finding Hope After the Holocaust

by B.A. Van Sise, with Dr. Mayim Bialik, Neil Gaiman, and Sabrina Orah

Mark Schiffer Publishing

 

 

 

 

 

Silver

The Uyghurs: Kashgar before the Catastrophe

Kevin Bubriski

George F. Thompson Publishing

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze

Farmall Century

Lee Klancher

Octane Press

 

 

 

64. INSPIRATIONAL/SPIRITUAL

Gold

The Gift of Perspective: Wisdom I Gained from Losing a Leg and Two Lungs

Lindsey Roy

Figure 1

 

 

 

 

 

Silver

Mossback: Ecology Emancipation and Foraging for Hope in Painful Places

David Michael Pritchett

Trinity University Press

 

 

 

 

 

Silver

A Necessary Lie: Escape for Freedom and Love

by Doohyun Kim & Jiyeon Maeng with Heidi Tucker

Redstone Media

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze

Dream Rut: Navigating Your Path Forward

by Dr. Yumiko Shimabukuro, illustrated by Jieyu Deng

Wise Ink

 

 

 

65. NEW AGE/MIND-BODY-SPIRIT

Gold

The Master Plant Experience

Maya Shetreat MD

Difference Press

 

 

 

 

 

Silver

Transformative Grief: An Ancient Ritual of Healing for Modern Times

Tracee Dunblazier

Red Feather Mind, Body, Spirit

 

 

 

 

 

Silver

The Empath's Oracle

by Raven Digitalis, illustrated by Konstantin Bax

Llewellyn Books

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze

Endless Awakening: Time Paradox and the Path to Enlightenment

Patrick Paul Garlinger

Red Elixir

 

 

 

66. PARENTING

Gold

To Carry Wonder: A Memoir and Guide to Adventures in Pregnancy and Beyond

Emese C. Parker

Larkwell Press

 

 

 

 

 

Silver

Building Boys: Raising Great Guys in a World that Misunderstands Males

Jennifer L.W. Fink

Rowman & Littlefield

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze

Parent in Crisis: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Special Needs Home

John E. Goralski

HiJack Publishing Company L.L.C.

 

 

 

67. POPULAR CULTURE

Gold

All Kinds of Scary: Diversity in Contemporary Horror

Jonina Anderson-Lopez McFarland

McFarland

 

 

 

 

 

Silver

Love Stories & Bejeweled Snakes: Era to Era: The Unofficial Concert Handbook

Sheri L Neilson

Evidence Publishing

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze

How to Be the Star of Your Life: Lessons from Hollywood and Beyond

Anita Rosenberg

Heliotrope Books, LLC

 

 

 

 

68. PSYCHOLOGY/MENTAL HEALTH

Gold

The Unexpected Gift of Trauma: The Path to Posttraumatic Growth

Dr. Edith Shiro

Harvest

 

 

 

 

 

Silver

Building Social Relationships 3: A Systematic Approach to Teaching Social Skills to Children with Autism and other Social Challenges

Scott Bellini, Ph.D.

PDSA Publishing

 

 

 

 

Bronze

Madness at the Movies: Understanding Mental Illness through Film

James Charney MD

Johns Hopkins University Press

 

 

 

69. SPORTS/FITNESS/RECREATION

Gold (tie)

Soccer Grannies: The South African Women Who Inspire the World

Jean Duffy

Rowman & Littlefield

 

 

 

 

 

The 19 of Greene

Tony Barnhart

University of Georgia Press

 

 

 

 

 

Silver

Trophies and Scars

Ray Evernham

Octane Press

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze

A Fine Line: Searching for Balance Among Mountains

Graham Zimmerman

Mountaineers Books

 

 

 

70. REFERENCE

Gold

Encyclopedia of Trade Goods: Ornaments and Art Supplies

James A. Hanson

Museum of the Fur Trade

 

 

 

 

 

Silver

A Bouquet of Words: Express Yourself Through the Language of Flowers

by Mary Kelava, illustrated by Carrie Wasterlain

Self-Published

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze

Grocery Shopping Secrets

Carol Ann Kates

Penny Lane Press of Colorado

 

 

 

 

 

71. RELIGION (EASTERN/WESTERN)

Gold

Loaves of Torah: Exploring the Jewish Year through Challah

Rabbi Vanessa M. Harper

CCAR Press

 

 

 

 

 

Silver

The Sacred Earth: Jewish Perspectives on Our Planet

Rabbi Andrue J. Kahn

CCAR Press

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze

Daodejing: The Oral Tradition

Bruce Frantzis

Energy Arts Inc

 

 

 

72. SCIENCE

Gold

Rex Appeal 2: The Real Story of Sue Revised & Updated

Peter Larson & Kristin Donnan

Rockin Dog Studio

 

 

 

 

 

Silver

Information Crisis: How a Better Understanding of Science Can Help Us Face the Greatest Problems of Our Time

Julia Soplop

Hill Press

 

 

 

 

Bronze

A Photographic History of Snakebite Treatments: "Bad Medicine" Snake Oils Potions Elixirs and Kits

Bob Ashley, Charles F. Smith, and Gordon W. Schuett

Winger Marketing

 

 

 

73. SELF HELP

Gold

Better Days: Tame Your Inner Critic

Neal Allen

Namaste Publishing

 

 

 

 

 

Silver

Inner Field Trip: 30 Days of Personal Exploration, Collective Liberation, and Generational Healing

Leesa Renée Hall

Row House Publishing

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze

Discovering Optimal: Shift your narrative transform your thoughts boost your energy

Joseph Gibbons

Figure 1

 

 

 

74. SEXUALITY/RELATIONSHIPS

Gold

Single at Heart: The Power Freedom and Heart-Filling Joy of Single Life

Dr. Bella DePaulo

Apollo Publishers

 

 

 

 

 

Silver

The Better Man: A Guide to Consent Stronger Relationships and Hotter Sex

Eric FitzMedrud

Wonderwell

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze (tie)

Manic-depressive Pixie Dream Girl

Katya Zinn

Game Over Books

 

 

 

 

 

In Search of Mr Darcy: Lessons Learnt In The Pursuit of Happily Ever After

Christina Ford

Icon Books

 

 

 

 

 

75. TRANSPORTATION (AUTO/AVIATION/RAILROAD)

Gold

The Last Steam Railways: Vol 1: The People's Republic of China

Robert D. Turner

Harbour Publishing

 

 

 

 

 

Silver

Driving Force: Automobiles and the New American City, 1900-1930

Darryl Holter with Stephen Gee

Angel City Press

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze

John Deere's Company - Volume 2

Wayne G. Broehl Jr.

Octane Press

 

 

 

76. TRAVEL - ESSAY

Gold

The Travelling Ape: What Travelling (Nearly) Everywhere Taught Me about Humanity Geopolitics and Happiness

Michael Mackay Richards

Fuzzy Flamingo

 

 

 

 

 

Silver

Wanderlust: Extraordinary People Quirky Places and Curious Cuisine

Karen Gershowitz

She Writes Press

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze

The Twenty: One Woman's Trek Across Corsica on the GR20 Trail

Marianne C. Bohr

She Writes Press

 

 

 

 

 

77. TRAVEL - GUIDEBOOK

Gold (tie)

The Dayhiker's Guide to the National Parks

Michael Joseph Oswald

Stone Road Press

 

 

 

 

 

Wonder Year: A Guide to Long-Term Family Travel and Worldschooling

Julie Frieder, Angela Heisten, and Annika Paradise

Wonderwell

 

 

 

 

 

Silver

National Park Maps

Michael Joseph Oswald

Stone Road Press

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze

Discovering the Outlaw Trail: Routes, Hideouts, and Stories from the Wild West

Mike Bezemek

Mountaineers Books

 

 

 

78. WOMEN'S ISSUES

Gold

A Woman's Life Is a Human Life: My Mother Our Neighbor and the Journey from Reproductive Rights to Reproductive Justice

Felicia Kornbluh

Grove Press

 

 

 

 

Silver

Revolutionary Feminists: The Women’s Liberation Movement in Seattle

Barbara Winslow

Duke University Press

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze

The Mirrored Door

Ellen Connelly Taaffe

Page Two

 

 

 

79. WRITING/PUBLISHING

Gold

The Publishing Business: A Guide to Starting Out and Getting On

Kelvin Smith and Melanie Ramdarshan Bold

Bloomsbury

 

 

 

 

 

Silver

Acetylene Torch Songs: Writing True Stories to Ignite the Soul

Sue William Silverman

University of Nebraska Press

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze

The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Graphic Literature: Artists and Writers on Creating Graphic Narratives Poetry Comics and Literary Collage

Kelcey Ervick and Tom Hart

Rose Metal Press

 

 

 

80. BOOK/AUTHOR/PUBLISHER WEBSITE

Gold (tie)

https://www.biggestnumber.com

 

https://www.bejeweledsnakes.com

 

 

Silver

https://www.teawithcoffee.media

 

Bronze

https://www.lonecamel.com

 

81. COVER DESIGN - FICTION

Gold

The Catbird Seat

Rebecca Hollingsworth

Greenleaf Book Group

 

 

 

 

 

Silver

The Broken Hummingbird

Ann Marie Jackson

She Writes Press

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze (tie)

Love Like This

Cynthia Newberry Martin

Greenleaf Book Group

 

 

 

 

 

Altered Estates

Chris Mathison

Greenleaf Book Group

 

 

 

82. COVER DESIGN - NON-FICTION

Gold

Feisty Righty: A Cancer Survivor's Journey

Jennifer D. James

Self-Published

 

 

 

 

 

Silver

Inner Field Trip: 30 Days of Personal Exploration, Collective Liberation, and Generational Healing

Leesa Renée Hall

Row House Publishing

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze

Transformative Grief: An Ancient Ritual of Healing for Modern Times

Tracee Dunblazier

Red Feather Mind, Body, Spirit

 

 

 

83. COVER DESIGN - NON-FICTION OVERSIZE

Gold

The Santa Book: A True Story

by Erin Eby, illustrated by Madison Harper

Santa Collective LLC

 

 

 

 

 

Silver

It All Belongs: Love, Loss, and Learning to Live Again

Judy & Roy Smoot with Melinda Folse

Spark Point Press

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze

Bowerbirds!

Donna L. Huntriss

Blurb Books

 

 

 

 

 

84. BEST FIRST BOOK - FICTION

Gold

Ghost Tamer

Meredith R. Lyons

CamCat Books

 

 

 

 

 

Silver

The Palisades

Gail Lynn Hanson

Slippery Fish Press

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze

No Lifeguard on Duty - a novel

Paul C. Bomba

Bumper Car Books

 

 

 

 

 

85. BEST FIRST BOOK - JUV/YA

Gold (tie)

Stuck in Her Head

Kylie Wang and Liana Tang

Earnshaw Books

 

 

 

 

 

Girl on Trial

Kathleen Fine

CamCat Books

 

 

 

 

 

Silver

The Airs of an Heir

Stephanie Lane

Self-Published

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze

Our Vengeful Souls

Kristi McManus

CamCat Books

 

 

 

86a. BEST FIRST BOOK - NON-FICTION - INFORMATIONAL

Gold

Simply Put: Why Clear Messages Win – and How to Design Them

Ben Guttmann

Berrett-Koehler Books

 

 

 

 

 

Silver

Dare to Be Naive: How to Find Your True Self in a Noisy World

Joshua Berry

Ideapress Publishing

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze (tie)

Careers by the People: Candid Career Advice from 101 Experienced Professionals

Mike Wysocki

Wise Ink

 

 

 

 

 

Start. Scale. Exit. Repeat. 

Colin C. Campbell

Forbes Books

 

 

 

86b. BEST FIRST BOOK - NON-FICTION - PERSONAL

Gold

But You Look So Normal: Lost and Found in a Hearing World

Claudia Marseille

She Writes Press

 

 

 

 

 

Silver (tie)

Crossing Borders: The Search for Dignity in Palestine

Christa Bruhn

Little Creek Press

 

 

 

 

 

Cracks of Destruction: A Daughter's Search for Home

Sherrie Lancaster

Merry Dissonance Press

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze

Vietnam Combat: Firefights and Writing History

Robin Bartlett

Casemate Publishers

 

 

 

87. BOOK SERIES - FICTION

Gold

The Poison Dart: A Debbie Bradley Mystery

Geri L. Dreiling

Self-Published

 

Silver

Queen's Catacombs

Jordan H. Bartlett

CamCat Books

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze

Fortuny Bay Series

Ara Grigorian

Live, Laugh, Learn Media

 

 

 

 

88. BOOK SERIES - NON-FICTION

Gold

Why The Clergy Lied: A Journalist’s Academic Report on LGBTQ and Christianity

D. L. Day

Self-Published

 

 

 

 

 

Silver

Remembering Leopards, Remembering Lions, Remembering Elephants

Margot Raggett

Remembering Wildlife

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze

Ultimate Mix Tape music quiz book series

Tamara Dever

Narrow Gate Books

 

 

 

 

 

 

CATEGORY 1-49

CATEGORY 89-EBOOKS

OUTSTANDING