Winners of the 2020 Colorado Book Awards were announced and read briefly on Saturday, May 30, at a celebration event held at 4:00 p.m. To view, please click on the link to the Facebook Live video. (You do not need a Facebook account to watch in your browser.) Finalists filled two Zoom rooms for the traditional picture, and over one thousand viewed the Live program. An after-party for the winners and finalists was held via Zoom.
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Announcing the 2020 Colorado Book Award Winners
Rise: An Anthology of Change edited by Northern Colorado Writers (Northern Colorado Writers, LLC)
Truman by Jean Reidy, illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Simon & Schuster)
Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country by Pam Houston (W.W. Norton & Company)
The Gifted School by Bruce Holsinger (Riverhead Books/Penguin Random House)
Taste the Sweetness Later: Two Muslim Women in America by Connie Shoemaker (Amity Bridge Books)
Scholars of Mayhem: My Father’s Secret War in Nazi-Occupied France by Daniel C. Guiet and Timothy K. Smith (Penguin Press)
Tree of Dreams by Laura Resau (Scholastic Press)
Burn Fortune by Brandi Homan (CLASH Books)
Celtic Empire by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
Bird Parade by Patrick Loehr (Centipede Press)
How To Dress a Fish by Abigail Chabitnoy (Wesleyan University Press)
Zapata, Book 1: The Border Series by Harper McDavid (Soul Mate Publishing)
An Illusion of Thieves by Cate Glass (Tor Books)
Short Story Collection
Not a Thing to Comfort You by Emily Wortman-Wunder (University of Iowa Press)
The Dead Girl in 2A by Carter Wilson (Sourcebooks)
Young Adult Literature
There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon (Simon Pulse, Simon & Schuster Children’s Division)
The Colorado Book Awards is an annual program that celebrates the accomplishments of Colorado’s outstanding authors, editors, illustrators, and photographers. Awards are presented in 16 categories including anthology/collection, children’s literature, creative nonfiction, general fiction, general nonfiction, history, juvenile literature, literary fiction, mystery, pictorial, poetry, romance, science fiction/fantasy, short story collection, thriller, and young adult literature.
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