Reading the West Book Award Winners

 

A listing of Reading the West Book Award winners, past and present. Click on any book to buy from your local independent bookseller.

 

Congratulations to this year’s winning books and authors!

31ST ANNUAL AWARD WINNERS

FICTION

 

Rebecca Roanhorse

BLACK SUN

Gallery/Saga Press

DEBUT FICTION

 

James Wade

ALL THINGS LEFT WILD

Blackstone Publishing

POETRY

 

Joy Harjo, editor

WHEN THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD WAS. SUBDUED, OUR SONGS CAME THROUGH

W.  W. Norton & Company

ILLUSTRATED NONFICTION

 

Cynthia Bennett

OUR WILD TAILS:  THE ADVENTURES OF HENRY & BALOO

Gibbs Smith

NARRATIVE NONFICTION

 

Rick McIntyre

THE REIGN OF WOLF 21

Greystone Books

EATING THE WEST

Mely Martínez

THE MEXICAN HOME KITCHEN

Rock Point

PICTURE BOOK

 

Christina Soontornvat

illustrated by Christine Davenier

SIMON AT THE ART MUSEUM

Atheneum Books for Young Readers

YOUNG READERS

 

Celesta Rimington

THE ELEPHANT’S GIRL

Crown Books for Young Readers

YOUNG ADULT

 

Samantha Mabry

TIGERS, NOT DAUGHTERS

Algonquin Young Readers

ADVOCACY HONOR
Granted by MPIBA bookseller members to an outstanding book that promotes equity and inclusivity, and addresses themes of social, economic and/or environmental justice.

 

Jenn Shapland

MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF CARSON MCCULLERS

Tin House