Colorado Book Awards

Congratulations to the finalists of the 2018 Colorado Book Awards!.

Beautiful Flesh: A Body of Essays, edited by Stephanie G'Schwind (Center for Literary Publishing, Colorado State University)
Blood Business: Crime Stories from This World and Beyond, edited by Mario Acevedo and Joshua Viola (Hex Publishers)
The Last Stand of the Pack: Critical Edition, edited by Andrew Gulliford and Tom Wolf (University Press of Colorado)

Children's Literature
Blue Corn Soup by Caroline Stutson, illustrated by Teri Weidner (Sleeping Bear Press)
Can An Aardvark Bark? by Melissa Stewart, illustrated by Steve Jenkins (Beach Lane Books, Simon & Schuster)
Wild Zoo Train by Carmela LaVigna Coyle, illustrated by Steve Gray (Muddy Boots, Globe Pequot)

Creative Nonfiction
Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood, and History by Camille T. Dungy (W. W. Norton & Company)
The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road by Finn Murphy (W. W. Norton & Company)
The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom by Helen Thorpe (Scribner)
No Barriers: A Blind Man's Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon by Erik Weihenmayer and Buddy Levy (St. Martin's Press)

General Fiction
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore: A Novel by Matthew Sullivan (Scribner)
Rush: A Novel by Jayme H. Mansfield (Heritage Beacon Fiction, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas)
Wishing Caswell Dead by Pat Stoltey (Five Star Publishing, Gale/Cengage Learning)

General Nonfiction
Bugged: The Insects Who Rule the World and the People Obsessed with Them by David MacNeal (St. Martin's Press)
The Loyalist Team: How Trust, Candor, and Authenticity Create Great Organizations by Linda Adams, Abby Curnow-Chavez, Audrey Epstein, and Rebecca Teasdale with Jody Berger (Public Affairs, Hachette Book Group)
Megafire: The Race to Extinguish a Deadly Epidemic of Flame by Michael Kodas (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Where the Water Goes: Life and Death along the Colorado River by David Owen (Riverhead Books)

American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World by David Baron (Liveright, W. W. Norton & Company)
Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America's Culture by Chip Colwell (The University of Chicago Press)
The President's Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas by Adrian Miller (University of North Carolina Press)

Juvenile Literature
The Last Panther by Todd Mitchell (Delacorte Books for Young Readers)
Path of the Thunderbird: A Grand Canyon Adventure by Sara Miller and Pat Toole (Grand Canyon Association)
The Player King by Avi (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Simon & Schuster)

Literary Fiction
The Blue Hour by Laura Pritchett (Counterpoint Press)
Celine: A Novel by Peter Heller (Alfred A. Knopf)
White Plains by David Hicks (Conundrum Press)

Dead Stop by Barbara Nickless (Thomas & Mercer, Amazon Publishing)
Fractured Families: A Lottie Albright Mystery by Charlotte Hinger (Poisoned Pen Press)
Hunting Hour: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery by Margaret Mizushima (Crooked Lane Books)

Mountain Ranch by Michael Crouser (University of Texas Press)
Once Upon a Time . . . The Western: A New Frontier in Art and Film edited by Mary-Dailey Desmarais and Thomas Brent Smith (5 Continents Editions)

Hum of Our Blood by Madelyn Garner, photography by Bradley Braverman (3: A Taos Press)
Stray by Adam Houle (Lithic Press)
Trophic Cascade by Camille T. Dungy (Wesleyan University Press)

Science Fiction/Fantasy
A Borrowed Hell by L. D. Colter (Shirtsleeve Press)
Graveyard Shift: A Novel by Michael F. Haspil (Tom Dougherty Associates, TOR)
Souls for the Phrenii: A Novel of the Broken Kaskea by Laura E. Reeve (Cajun Coyote Media)

Broken Slate: A Sean Coleman Thriller by John A. Daly (BQB Publishing)
Red Sky: A Thriller by Chris Goff (Crooked Lane Books)
Trafficked: A Mex Anderson Novel by Peg Brantley (Bark Publishing)

Young Adult Fiction
Life in a Fishbowl by Len Vlahos (Bloomsbury Children's Books)
A Messy, Beautiful Life by Sara Jade Alan (Entangled Publishing)
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon (Simon Pulse, Simon & Schuster)

About Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book 

Celebrating its 41st year and its 11th year as host for the Colorado Center for the Book, Colorado Humanities is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, and the national award-winning educational nonprofit Motheread, Inc. Colorado Humanities is the only Colorado organization exclusively dedicated to supporting humanities education for adults and children statewide. With offices in the Denver Technological Center in Greenwood Village, Colorado Humanities works with 300 local program partners throughout the state to design and implement educational programs that best meet each community’s needs. Colorado Humanities' goals are to improve education, strengthen cultural institutions, and enrich community life by inspiring the people of Colorado to explore ideas and appreciate our diverse heritage.