Foreword Reviews

Full List of 2017 Foreword INDIES Winners

Adult Fiction

Erotica
Gold: Covet (978-1-62649-627-9) Riptide Publishing
Silver: Her Best Friend's Sister (978-1-62639-861-0) by Meghan O'Brien, Bold Strokes Books
Bronze: The Master Will Appear (978-1-943426-53-9) Self-Published
Honorable Mention: Snapdragon (978-0-9857983-5-2) by Kilby Blades, Luxe Publishing
Fantasy
Gold: The Infinite Now (978-1-943006-34-2) by Mindy Tarquini, SparkPress
Silver: The Rite of Wands (978-1-946006-43-1) by Mackenzie Flohr, BHC Press
Bronze: Shadow Mountain (978-1-937356-46-0) by Tess Collins, BearCat Press
Honorable Mention: The 53rd Card (978-1-59298-815-0) by Virginia Weiss, Richard L. Goettling (illustrator), and James Monroe (designer), Beaver's Pond Press
General
Gold: The Runaway (978-1-78264-242-8) by Claire Wong, Lion Fiction
Silver: Ash Falls (978-1-63246-047-9) by Warren Read, Ig Publishing
Bronze: Our Tiny Useless Hearts (978-1-925355-45-1) by Toni Jordan, Text Publishing
Honorable Mention: Red River (978-1-5320-2333-0) by Bob Guess, iUniverse
Historical
Gold: A Bit of Candy in Hard Times (978-1-987857-86-3) by Blaine Beveridge, Promontory Press
Silver: Botticelli's Muse (978-0-9981316-0-3) by Dorah Blume, Juiceboxartists Press
Bronze: Liar's Winter (978-0-8254-4453-1) by Cindy K. Sproles, Kregel Publications
Honorable Mention: Windigo Moon (978-1-943075-36-2) by Robert Downes, Blank Slate Press
Horror
Gold: Habitat for Human Remains (978-1-60381-627-4) by Scott A. Lerner, Camel Press
Silver: The Muse (978-1-5483-2267-0) by Arjay Lewis, Arjay Entertainment
Bronze: Blackwell (978-1-944109-24-0) by Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor, Vesuvian Books
Honorable Mention: A Debt of Survival (978-1-4787-4303-3) by L.F. Falconer, Outskirts Press
Humor
Gold: MAD Librarian (978-0-9972055-2-7) by Michael Guillebeau, Madison Press
Silver: Lying to Children (978-0-9977965-2-0) Fitzwilde LLC
Bronze: Muir Woods or Bust (978-1-60381-597-0) by Ian Woollen, Coffeetown Press
Honorable Mention: Don Quixote and Candide Seek Truth, Justice, and El Dorado in the Digital Age (978-1-63554-041-3) by Stefan Soto, W & B Publishers
Honorable Mention: The Moskowitz Code (978-0-9862580-4-6) by Joel Bresler, Tasfil Publishing
LGBT
Gold: Back to You (978-1-62649-575-3) by Chris Scully, Riptide Publishing
Silver: The Winter Loon (978-0-9977406-0-8) by Lori Henriksen, Book Savvy Studio (editor), and Maggie McLaughlin (designer), Cougar Creek Books
Bronze: The Night Language (978-1-945572-48-7) by David Rocklin, Rare Bird Books
Honorable Mention: Bend (978-1-62649-551-7) by Nancy J. Hedin, Rachel Haimowitz (editor), and May Peterson (editor), Anglerfish Press
Honorable Mention: Beulah Land (978-1-945053-45-0) by Nancy Stewart, Duet Books
Literary
Editor's Choice Prize Fiction: The End We Start From (978-0-8021-2689-4) by Megan Hunter, Grove Press
Gold: Show Her a Flower, a Bird, a Shadow (978-0-9988014-4-5) by Peg Alford Pursell, WTAW Press
Silver: Cages (978-1-943156-18-4) by Sylvia Torti, Schaffner Press
Bronze: The Lost Daughter Collective (978-1-941088-73-9) by Lindsey Drager, Dzanc
Honorable Mention: Queen of Spades (978-1-942436-31-7) by Michael Shou-Yung Shum, Forest Avenue Press
Multicultural
Gold: The Hour of Daydreams (978-1-942436-27-0) by Renee Macalino Rutledge, Forest Avenue Press
Silver: So Many Olympic Exertions (978-1-885030-35-1) Kaya Press
Bronze: Murder under the Fig Tree (978-1-63152-274-1) by Kate Jessica Raphael, She Writes Press
Honorable Mention: The Shores of Our Souls (978-1-946920-03-4) by Kathryn Brown Ramsperger and Estella Vukovic (designer), TouchPoint Press
Honorable Mention: Yasmeen Haddad Loves Joanasi Maqaittik (978-1-77186-124-3) by Carolyn Marie Souaid, Baraka Books
Mystery
Gold: Sing for the Dead (978-1-62134-400-1) by Cynthia Drew, Water Street Press Books
Silver: Heaven's Crooked Finger (978-1-68331-391-5) by Hank Early, Crooked Lane Books
Bronze: Getting off on Frank Sinatra (978-0-9972369-0-3) by Megan Edwards, Imbrifex Books
Honorable Mention: Full Service Blonde (978-1-945501-00-5) by Megan Edwards, Imbrifex Books
Honorable Mention: Tune Up (978-1-941156-06-3) by Joe Klingler, Cartosi
Religious
Gold: Waiting for Butterflies (978-1-940442-20-4) by Karen Sargent, Amphorae Publishing Group
Silver: If We Make It Home (978-0-8254-4495-1) by Christina Suzann Nelson, Kregel Publications
Bronze: Love Big, Be Well (978-0-8028-7413-9) by Winn Collier, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Honorable Mention: The Elusive Miss Ellison (978-0-8254-4450-0) by Carolyn Miller, Kregel Publications
Romance
Gold: The Nobleman's Daughter (978-1-5244-0429-1) by Jen Geigle Johnson, Covenant Communications
Silver: The Curse of the Braddock Brides (978-1-940442-18-1) by Erica Obey, Walrus Publishing
Bronze: Shelter My Heart (978-0-9970623-2-8) by L.G. O'Connor, Collins-Young Publishing
Honorable Mention: All That Makes Life Bright (978-1-62972-341-9) by Josi S. Kilpack, Shadow Mountain
Honorable Mention: Strings (978-1-945501-03-6) by Megan Edwards, Imbrifex Books
Science Fiction
Gold: The Punch Escrow (978-1-942645-58-0) by Tal M. Klein, Geek & Sundry
Silver: Dog Logic (978-0-9985073-2-3) by Tom Strelich, Owl Canyon Press
Bronze: Hell Divers II: Ghosts (978-1-5047-2601-6) Blackstone Publishing
Honorable Mention: Caveman at the End of the World (978-0-692-88431-7) by Brad Rau, SmallPub
Honorable Mention: Fata Morgana (978-1-5047-5744-7) Blackstone Publishing
Short Stories
Gold: The Museum of Possibilities (978-0-88984-400-1) by Barbara Sibbald, Porcupine's Quill
Silver: To Lay to Rest Our Ghosts (978-1-944388-06-5) by Caitlin Hamilton Summie, Fomite Press
Bronze: Annie Muktuk and Other Stories (978-1-77212-297-8) by Norma Dunning, The University of Alberta Press
Honorable Mention: Dolph the Unicorn Killer & Other Stories (978-0-9857043-3-9) by Martin Lastrapes, Cannibal Press
Thriller & Suspense
Gold: Inside V (978-1-945572-07-4) by Paula Priamos, Rare Bird Books
Silver: Blood Truth (978-1-60809-239-0) by Matt Coyle, Oceanview Publishing
Silver: Come Home (978-1-60809-259-8) by Patricia Gussin, Oceanview Publishing
Bronze: Do Not Ask (978-1-5439-1043-8) by Elaine Williams Crockett, BookBaby
Honorable Mention: Give Up the Dead (978-1-60809-204-8) by Joe Clifford, Oceanview Publishing
War & Military
Gold: The General's Women (978-0-9892035-9-3) by Susan Wittig Albert, Persevero Press
Silver: The Trumpets of Jericho (978-0-9987008-0-9) by J. Michael Dolan, Monochrome Books
Bronze: The Chords of War (978-0-9863265-2-3) by Christopher Meeks and Samuel Gonzalez, Jr., White Whisker Books
Honorable Mention: Seven Wings to Glory (978-1-60381-599-4) by Kathleen M. Rodgers, Camel Press
Honorable Mention: Wickwythe Hall (978-1-62694-679-8) by Judithe Little, Black Opal Books

Adult Nonfiction

Adventure & Recreation
Gold: Base Camp Las Vegas (978-0-9972369-4-1) by Deborah Wall, Imbrifex Books
Silver: Sea Trials (978-0-9848350-3-4) by Wendy Hinman, Salsa Press
Bronze: True North (978-0-9989485-0-8) by Lou Marincovich, Bering Press
Honorable Mention: The Dragon Run (978-1-77212-300-5) by Tony Robinson-Smith, University of Alberta Press
Architecture
Gold: Mosques (978-0-8478-6035-7) Rizzoli
Silver: Designing Detroit (978-0-8143-3979-4) by Michael G. Smith, Wayne State University Press
Bronze: 100 Midcentury Chairs (978-1-4236-4672-3) by Lucy Rider Richardson, Gibbs Smith
Honorable Mention: Creating Biophilic Buildings (978-0-9972368-3-5) by Amanda Sturgeon, Ecotone Publishing
Honorable Mention: The Detroit Public Library (978-0-8143-4232-9) by Barbara Madgy Cohn and Patrice Rafail Merritt, Wayne State University Press
Art
Gold: Chip Kidd: Book Two (978-0-8478-6008-1) Rizzoli New York
Silver: The Art of Mondo (978-1-60887-806-2) Insight Editions
Bronze: Monongraph by Chris Ware (978-0-8478-6088-3) Rizzoli New York
Honorable Mention: Botanical Visions (978-0-7649-7766-4) by Julie Sasse and MF Cardamone (illustrator), Pomegranate
Autobiography & Memoir
Gold: This Is Just My Face (978-0-544-78676-9) Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Silver: Necessary to Life (978-1-944934-13-2) by Louisa Leontiades, Thorntree Press
Bronze: Self-Portrait with Dogwood (978-1-59534-809-8) by Christopher Merrill, Trinity University Press
Honorable Mention: Hummingbird (978-1-945572-59-3) by Jude Angelini, Rare Bird Books
Biography
Gold: Maximum Volume (978-1-61373-189-5) by Kenneth Womack, Chicago Review Press
Silver: Through a Long Absence (978-0-8142-5424-0) by Joy Passanante, Mad Creek Books/The Ohio State University Press
Bronze: Jackie Robinson (978-0-664-26203-7) by Michael G. Long and Chris Lamb, Westminster John Knox Press
Honorable Mention: A Mother's Tale (978-0-8142-1331-5) by Phillip Lopate, The Ohio State University Press
Body, Mind & Spirit
Gold: The Ayurveda Way (978-1-61212-818-4) by Ananta Ripa Ajmera, Storey Publishing
Silver: Spirit of the Earth (978-1-936597-54-3) by Joseph A. Fitzgerald and Michael O. Fitzgerald, World Wisdom
Bronze: Healing Civilizations (978-1-944903-09-1) by Nadim Shaath, Cameron and Company
Honorable Mention: I've Decided to Live 120 Years (978-1-935127-99-4) by Ilchi Lee, Best Life Media
Honorable Mention: The Yogi Diet (978-0-692-77599-8) by James Morgante and Richard Smoley (contributor)
Business & Economics
Gold: Wealth by Virtue (978-0-692-76915-7) by Chad Gordon, 7209361606
Silver: Humility Is the New Smart (978-1-62656-875-4) by Edward D. Hess and Katherine Ludwig, Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Bronze: Plan Commit Win (978-0-692-86812-6) by Patrick Henry, QuestFusion Publishing
Honorable Mention: Pacing for Growth (978-1-62656-817-4) by Alison Eyring, Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Honorable Mention: Set for Life (978-0-9975847-1-4) by Scott Trench, BiggerPockets Publishing
Career
Gold: Ask Outrageously! (978-1-5230-8271-1) by Linda Swindling, Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Silver: The Academic Gateway (978-0-7766-2437-2) by Timothy Sibbald (editor) and Victoria Handford (editor), University of Ottawa Press
Bronze: Great Jobs for Everyone 50+: Finding Work That Keeps You Happy and Health...and Pays the Bills Updated Edition (978-1-119-36332-3) by Kerry Hannon, Wiley
Honorable Mention: Always Eat Left Handed (978-1-940858-27-2) by Rohit Bhargava, Ideapress Publishing
Coloring Books
Gold: Enchanting Mandala Mazes (978-1-942021-46-9) by Elizabeth Carpenter (author, illustrator) and Aurélie Ronfaut (illustrator), Get Creative 6
Silver: Twilight Garden (978-1-4236-4706-5) by Maria Trolle (illustrator), Gibbs Smith
Bronze: Inkspirations Mindful Living (978-0-7573-1965-5) HCI Books
Honorable Mention: Color Your Way Content (978-0-7573-2002-6) HIC Books
Honorable Mention: The Historical Heroines Coloring Book (978-0-9979098-9-0) by Elizabeth Lorayne, Michael D. Barton (editor), and Kendra Shedenhelm (illustrator), White Wave Press
Cooking
Editor's Choice Prize Nonfiction: The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen (978-0-8166-9979-7) by Sean Sherman and Beth Dooley, University of Minnesota Press
Gold: Recipes from the Herbalist's Kitchen (978-1-61212-690-6) by Brittany Wood Nickerson, Storey Publishing
Silver: Cooking with the Wolfman (978-1-77162-163-2) by David Wolfman and Marlene Finn, Douglas & McIntyre
Bronze: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner...Life! (978-0-8478-5997-9) Rizzoli New York
Crafts & Hobbies
Gold: Journal Sparks (978-1-61212-652-4) by Emily K. Neuburger, Storey Publishing
Silver: Stitching Pathways (978-1-935726-93-7) by Wendy Sheppard, Landauer Publishing
Bronze: Mosaic & Lace Knits (978-0-8117-1677-2) by Barbara Benson, Stackpole Books
Ecology & Environment
Gold: Malama Honua (978-1-938340-69-7) by Jennifer Allen, John Bilderback (photographer), and Desmond Tutu (contributor), Patagonia
Silver: A Temporary Refuge (978-1-938340-67-3) by Lee Spencer, Patagonia
Bronze: Being the Change (978-0-86571-853-1) by Peter Kalmus, New Society Publishers
Bronze: One Man's Maine (978-0-9982604-2-6) by Jim Krosschell, Green Writers Press
Honorable Mention: Megafire (978-0-547-79208-8) HMH
Honorable Mention: The Green Amendment (978-1-63331-021-6) by Maya K. van Rossum and Mark Ruffalo (contributor), Disruption Books
Education
Gold: Beyond Testing (978-0-8077-5852-6) by Deborah Meier and Matthew Knoester, Teachers College Press
Silver: When the Adults Change, Everything Changes (978-1-78135-273-1) by Paul Dix, Independent Thinking Press
Bronze: The Complete IEP Guide (978-1-4133-2385-6) by Lawrence M. Siegel, NOLO
Honorable Mention: The Lazy Teacher’s Handbook (978-1-78135-268-7) by Jim Smith, Independent Thinking Press
Essays
Gold: The Long Weeping (978-0-9964397-5-6) by Jessie van Eerden, Orison Books
Silver: Pain Woman Takes Your Keys and Other Essays from a Nervous System (978-0-8032-9991-7) by Sonya Huber, University of Nebraska Press
Bronze: A Man's World: Portraits (978-0-88146-618-8) by Steve Oney, Mercer University Press
Honorable Mention: Accidental Gravity (978-0-87071-887-8) by Bernard Quetchenbach, Oregon State University Press
Honorable Mention: Flutterpoint (978-0-9906333-2-7) by Erik Anderson, Zone 3 Press
Family & Relationships
Gold: The Place of Peace and Crickets (978-1-940189-18-5) by Tricia Booker, Twisted Road Publications
Silver: The Stuff of Family Life (978-1-4422-5479-4) by Michelle Janning, Rowman & Littlefield
Bronze: Come to Life! (978-0-9768222-7-1) by Thomas W. Iland and Emily D. Iland, Porterville Press
Honorable Mention: Lost in the Reflecting Pool (978-1-63152-268-0) by Diane Pomerantz, She Writes Press
Honorable Mention: The Happiest Kids in the World (978-1-61519-390-5) The Experiment Publishing
Grief/Grieving
Gold: A Friend Indeed (978-0-9896280-5-1) by Amy Florian and Ken Florian (contributor), Corgenius
Silver: Breaking Sad (978-1-63152-242-0) by Shelly Fisher (editor) and Jennifer Jones (editor), She Writes Press
Bronze: Resilient Grieving (978-1-61519-375-2) The Experiment Publishing
Honorable Mention: At Death's Door (978-1-4422-7334-4) by Sebastian Sepulveda and Gini Graham Scott (contributor), Rowman & Littlefield
Health
Gold: The Thinking Woman's Guide to Breast Cancer (978-0-9976619-1-0) by Foreword by Dwight L. McKee MD, CNS, ABIHM (contributor), Jane Thomas Press
Silver: The Sweet Bloods of Eeyou Istchee (978-0-9730542-3-1) by Ruth DyckFehderau, Cree Board of Health& Social Services of James Bay
Bronze: The No Meat Athlete Cookbook (978-1-61519-266-3) The Experiment Publishing
Honorable Mention: Change the Story of Your Health (978-1-84409-716-6) by Carl Greer, Findhorn Press
Honorable Mention: Move Your DNA (978-1-943370-10-8) by Katy Bowman, Propriometrics Press
History
Gold: The Truth of the Russian Revolution (978-1-4384-6463-3) by Konstantin Ivanovich Globachev, Sofia Nikolaevna Globacheva, and Vladimir G. Marinich (translator), SUNY Press
Silver: Beauty in the City (978-1-4384-6641-5) by Robert A. Slayton, Excelsior Editions
Bronze: A Hero for the Americas (978-0-88977-509-1) by Robert Calder, University of Regina Press
Bronze: Detroit 1967 (978-0-8143-4303-6) by Joel Stone (editor), Wayne State University Press
Honorable Mention: Spirit in the Rock (978-0-87422-350-7) by Jim Compton and Bill Stafford (photographer), Washington State University Press
Home & Garden
Gold: Welcome to the Farm (978-1-4930-2601-2) by Shaye Elliott, Lyons Press
Silver: Homegrown Pantry (978-1-61212-578-7) by Barbara Pleasant, Storey Publishing
Bronze: The Grumpy Gardener (978-0-8487-5313-9) by Steve Bender, Time Inc. Books
Honorable Mention: My Smart Home for Seniors (978-0-7897-5989-4) Pearson
Humor
Gold: The Full English (978-1-68419-792-7) by Bull Garlington, 220 Publishing
Silver: A Die Hard Christmas (978-1-60887-976-2) Insight Editions
Bronze: Fierce, Funny, and Female (978-0-9860067-3-9) by Marti MacGibbon, Stay Strong Publishing
Honorable Mention: A Doorman's Memoir (978-0-9976202-2-1) by Brent Lymer, Dick Candy Productions
Honorable Mention: Uncle John's Old Faithful 30th Anniversary Bathroom Reader (978-1-68412-086-4) by Bathroom Readers' Institute, Printers Row Publishing Group
LGBT
Gold: Queer Threads (978-1-62326-105-4) by John Chaich and Todd Oldham (editor), AMMO Books
Silver: ¡Cuéntamelo! (978-1-879960-94-7) by Juliana Delgado Lopera (editor), Aunt Lute Books
Bronze: Lesbian Decadence (978-1-939594-20-4) by Nicole Albert, Nancy Erber (translator), and William Peniston (translator), Harrington Park Press
Honorable Mention: A Sinner in Mecca (978-1-944648-37-4) by Parvez Sharma, BenBella Books
Honorable Mention: LGBTQ-Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care (978-1-939594-14-3) by Kimberly D. Acquaviva, Harrington Park Press
Multicultural
Gold: The Good Fight (978-1-4549-2734-1) by Rick Smolan and Jennifer Erwitt, Against All Odds Productions
Silver: Wonder Girls (978-1-57687-822-4) by Paola Gianturco, Alex Sangster, and Foreword by Musimbi Kanyoro, powerHouse Books
Bronze: Accomplice to Memory (978-1-885030-52-8) by Q. M. Zhang, Kaya Press
Honorable Mention: The Myth of Equality (978-0-8308-4482-1) by Ken Wytsma, InterVarsity Press
Nature
Gold: Great Hiking Trails of the World (978-0-8478-6093-7) Rizzoli New York
Silver: A Temporary Refuge (978-1-938340-67-3) by Lee Spencer, Patagonia
Bronze: How to Read Nature (978-1-61519-429-2) The Experiment Publishing
Honorable Mention: Deep into Yellowstone (978-1-5464-4832-7) by Rick Lamplugh, Rick Lamplugh
Honorable Mention: Into Africa (978-1-60887-889-5) Insight Editions
Performing Arts & Music
Gold: Dolly Parton, Gender, and Country Music (978-0-253-03155-6) by Leigh H. Edwards, Indiana University Press
Silver: Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water (978-1-68383-225-6) Insight Editions
Bronze: Dirty Windshields (978-1-77162-148-9) by Grant Lawrence, Douglas & McIntyre
Honorable Mention: Blood on the Stage, 1800-1900 (978-1-5381-0617-4) by Amnon Kabatchnik, Rowman & Littlefield
Pets & Animals
Gold: Dog as My Doctor, Cat as My Nurse (978-1-63152-186-7) by Carlyn Montes De Oca, She Writes Press
Silver: How to Speak Chicken (978-1-61212-911-2) by Melissa Caughey, Storey Publishing
Bronze: Lina Unleashed (978-1-59298-823-5) by Robin Kelleher and Lina, Beaver's Pond Press
Philosophy
Gold: Alan Watts - In the Academy (978-1-4384-6555-5) by Alan Watts, Peter J. Columbus (editor), and Donadrian L. Rice (editor), SUNY Press
Silver: Edgar Allan Poe, Eureka, and Scientific Imagination (978-1-4384-6391-9) by David N. Stamos, SUNY Press
Bronze: Heretics! (978-0-691-16869-2) by Ben Nadler and Steven Nadler, Princeton University Press
Honorable Mention: Your Evolving Soul (978-1-57983-036-6) by Byron Belitsos, Origin Press
Photography
Gold: London Rock: The Unseen Archive (978-1-60887-884-0) Insight Editions
Silver: American Firefighter (978-1-59962-137-1) Welcome Books
Bronze: People of Yellowstone (978-1-940863-06-1) Elm Grove Press
Honorable Mention: Irving Penn (978-1-58839-618-1) The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Poetry
Gold: Calling a Wolf a Wolf (978-1-938584-67-1) by Kaveh Akbar, Alice James Books
Silver: Please Bury Me in This (978-1-935536-83-3) by Allison Benis White, Four Way Books
Bronze: The Bird-While (978-0-8143-4240-4) by Keith Taylor, Wayne State University Press
Honorable Mention: This House That (978-1-944467-05-0) by Peter Grandbois, Brighthorse Books
Political Science
Gold: Being Kurdish in a Hostile World (978-0-88977-494-0) by Ayub Nuri, University of Regina Press
Silver: The Capital Times (978-0-87020-847-8) by John Nichols and Dave Zweifel, Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Bronze: China's Great Migration (978-1-59813-222-9) Independent Institute
Honorable Mention: A Land without Borders (978-1-925355-22-2) by Nir Baram, Text Publishing
Honorable Mention: Flash Points (978-1-4384-6545-6) by Jade Wu, Excelsior Editions
Popular Culture
Gold: The Dark Crystal: The Ultimate Visual History (978-1-60887-811-6) Insight Editions
Silver: Let's Get Monster Smashed (978-0-7643-5370-3) by Jon Chaiet and Marc Chaiet, Schiffer Publishing
Bronze: The 100 Best Celebrity Photos (978-1-68330-067-0) by Editors of PEOPLE magazine, Time Inc. Books
Honorable Mention: Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garcons (978-1-58839-620-4) The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Honorable Mention: UFOs, Chemtrails, and Aliens (978-0-253-02692-7) by Donald R. Prothero and Timothy D. Callahan, Indiana University Press
Psychology
Gold: Sabina Spielrein (978-1-4384-6579-1) by Angela M. Sells, SUNY Press
Silver: Emotional Resiliency in the Era of Climate Change (978-1-78592-719-5) by Leslie Davenport, Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Bronze: When It's Never About You (978-0-9993115-0-9) by Ilene S. Cohen, Harte & Co
Honorable Mention: Beyond Bedlam's Door (978-1-941016-25-1) by Mark Rubinstein, Thunder Lake Press
Reference
Gold: San Diego County Mammal Atlas (978-0-692-89539-9) by Scott Tremor (editor), Drew Stokes (editor), Wayne Spencer (editor), Jay Diffendorfer (editor), Howard Thomas (editor), Susan Chivers (editor), and Philip Unitt (editor), San Diego Natural History Museum
Silver: Blood on the Stage, 1600-1800 (978-1-5381-0615-0) by Amnon Kabatchnik, Rowman & Littlefield
Bronze: The Essential Poet's Glossary (978-0-544-93123-7) by Edward Hirsch, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Honorable Mention: Social Security For Dummies (978-1-119-37573-9) Wiley
Regional
Gold: Picturing Harrisonburg (978-1-938086-50-2) by David Ehrenpreis (editor) and Kenneth E. Koons (contributor), George F. Thompson Publishing
Silver: Natural Wonders of Assateague Island (978-0-7643-5340-6) by Mark Hendricks, Schiffer Publishing
Bronze: Mississippi and the Great Depression (978-1-4671-1876-7) by Richelle Putnam, The History Press
Honorable Mention: Baja's Wild Side (978-1-941384-32-9) by Daniel Cartamil, Sunbelt Publications
Honorable Mention: Yosemite People (978-0-9973951-9-8) by Jonas Kulikauskas, A Thousand Words Press
Religion
Gold: Abducted in Iraq (978-0-268-10293-7) by Saad Sirop Hanna, with Edward S. Aris, University of Notre Dame Press
Silver: The Wisdom of Not Knowing (978-1-61180-299-3) by Estelle Frankel, Shambhala
Bronze: A Bigger Table (978-0-664-26267-9) by John Pavlovitz, Westminster John Knox Press
Honorable Mention: Image and Presence (978-1-5036-0422-3) by Natalie Carnes, Stanford University Press
Science
Gold: A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived (978-1-61519-404-9) The Experiment Publishing
Silver: This Phenomenal Life (978-1-4930-2686-9) Lyons Press
Bronze: Tides (978-1-59534-805-0) Trinity University Press
Honorable Mention: Strange Science (978-1-62686-982-0) by Editors of Portable Press, Printers Row Publishing Group
Honorable Mention: The Driver in the Driverless Car (978-1-62656-971-3) by Vivek Wadhwa and Alex Salkever, Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Self-Help
Gold: Bearing the Unbearable (978-1-61429-296-8) by Joanne Cacciatore, Wisdom Publications
Silver: Wild Ideas (978-0-9968105-0-0) by Cathy Wild, Standing Place Press
Bronze: Prisoners of Our Thoughts (978-1-62656-880-8) by Alex Pattakos and Elaine Dundon, Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Honorable Mention: How You Learn Is How You Live (978-1-62656-870-9) by Kay Peterson and David A. Kolb, Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Honorable Mention: The Wisdom of Not Knowing (978-1-61180-299-3) by Estelle Frankel, Shambhala
Social Sciences
Gold: The Good Fight (978-1-4549-2734-1) by Rick Smolan and Jennifer Erwitt, Against All Odds Productions
Silver: Mean Men (978-0-9986130-0-0) by Mark Lipton, Voussoir Press
Bronze: Federal Prison Handbook (978-0-692-79973-4) by Christopher Zoukis, Middle Street Publishing
Honorable Mention: Firsts (978-1-68330-068-7) by Editors of TIME, Time Inc. Books
Sports
Gold: The Year of the Pitcher (978-0-547-71927-6) Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Silver: A Mountaineer's Life (978-1-938340-70-3) by Allen Steck, Patagonia
Bronze: Sports Illustrated Football's Greatest Revised and Updated (978-1-68330-003-8) by Editors of Sports Illustrated, Time Inc. Books
Honorable Mention: The Streak (978-0-544-10767-0) Hmh
Travel
Gold: Beyond Mile Zero (978-1-55017-797-8) by Lily Gontard and Mark Kelly (photographer), Harbour Publishing
Silver: Arlington (978-0-89587-677-5) by James Gindlesperger, Blair
Bronze: Patagonian Road (978-1-939650-54-2) by Kate McCahill, Santa Fe Writer's Project
Honorable Mention: The Best Women's Travel Writing, Volume 11 (978-1-60952-111-0) Travelers' Tales
Honorable Mention: Trappist Beer Travels (978-0-7643-5294-2) by Caroline Wallace, Sarah Wood, and Jessica Deahl, Schiffer Publishing
True Crime
Gold: In Vino Duplicitas (978-1-61519-392-9) by Peter Hellman, The Experiment
Silver: Trial by Fire (978-0-9979151-0-5) by Kaia Anderson, Pyxis Press
Bronze: When Normal Blew Up (978-0-9987203-0-2) by Joni Foster, Red Raku Press
Honorable Mention: Sidetracked (978-1-947290-28-0) by Richard T. Cahill Jr., Wildblue Press
Honorable Mention: The Pinks (978-1-4930-0833-9) by Chris Enss, TwoDot
War & Military
Gold: Compassionate Soldier (978-1-62972-292-4) by Jerry Borrowman, Shadow Mountain
Silver: The World Turns to War (978-0-9988893-0-6) by Jay Wertz, Monroe Publications
Bronze: Dispatches from the Pacific (978-0-253-03036-8) by Ray E. Boomhower, Indiana University Press
Honorable Mention: Foxtrot in Kandahar (978-1-61121-357-7) by Duane Evans, Savas Beatie
Women's Studies
Gold: Wonder Girls (978-1-57687-822-4) by Paola Gianturco, Alex Sangster, and Foreword by Musimbi Kanyoro, powerHouse Books
Silver: Violence Against Indigenous Women (978-1-77112-239-9) by Allison Hargreaves, Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Bronze: Fierce, Funny, and Female (978-0-9860067-3-9) by Marti MacGibbon, Stay Strong Publishing
Honorable Mention: Ask (978-1-944934-25-5) by Kitty Stryker, Thorntree Press

Anthologies

Anthologies
Gold: The World Is Just a Book Away (978-0-9991348-0-1) by James J. Owens, USC Libraries Press
Silver: Pie & Whiskey (978-1-63217-112-2) by Samuel Ligon (editor) and Kate Lebo (editor), Sasquatch Books
Bronze: The Obama Inheritance (978-1-941110-59-1) by Gary Phillips (editor), Walter Mosley (contributor), and Nisi Shawl (contributor), Three Rooms Press
Honorable Mention: Challenges to the Dream (978-0-88748-628-9) by Jim Daniels (editor), Carnegie Mellon University Press

Graphic Novels & Comics

Graphic Novels & Comics
Gold: Renegade (978-0-87486-207-2) by Andrea Grosso Ciponte and Dacia Palmerino, Plough Publishing House
Silver: Jurassic (978-1-59152-203-4) RexTooth Studios
Bronze: M.F.K. (978-1-68383-004-7) Insight Comics
Honorable Mention: Daddy Hall (978-0-88984-403-2) by Tony Miller, The Porcupine's Quill
Honorable Mention: Knights of the Skull (978-0-7643-5377-2) by Wayne Vansant (author, illustrator), Schiffer Publishing

Children's

Juvenile Fiction
Gold: Esme Dooley and the Kirkkomaki Circus (978-1-939360-05-2) by Jane Donovan (author, illustrator) and Holly Trechter, Sky Candle Press
Silver: From Ant to Eagle (978-1-77168-111-7) by Alex Lyttle, Central Avenue Publishing
Bronze: The Splendid Baron Submarine (978-1-944995-25-6) by Eric Bower and Agnieszka Grochalska (illustrator), Amberjack Publishing
Honorable Mention: Embers of Destruction (978-1-62972-339-6) by J. Scott Savage, Shadow Mountain
Honorable Mention: Slug Days (978-1-77278-022-2) by Sara Leach and Rebecca Bender (illustrator), Pajama Press
Juvenile Nonfiction
Gold: Hockey (978-1-68330-011-3) by Editors of Sports Illustrated Kids, Time Inc. Books
Silver: Hedy's Journey (978-1-5157-8222-3) by Michelle Bisson and El Primo Ramon (illustrator), Capstone
Bronze: The Girl Who Ran (978-1-943200-47-4) by Frances Poletti, Kristina Yee, and Susanna Chapman (illustrator), Compendium
Honorable Mention: Lights On! (978-0-86541-244-6) by Cynthia Simmerlink Becker and Benjamin Hummel (illustrator), Filter Press
Picture Books
Gold: I See You (978-1-4338-2758-7) by Michael Genhart, Magination Press
Silver: I Love My Purse (978-1-55451-954-5) by Belle DeMont and Sonja Wimmer (illustrator), Annick Press
Bronze: The Lonely Mailman (978-841614798-4) by Susanna Isern and Daniel Montero Galván (illustrator), Cuento de Luz
Honorable Mention: Plume (978-0-8028-5492-6) by Isabelle Simler (author, illustrator), Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Honorable Mention: The Day I Ran Away (978-1-936261-89-5) by Holly L. Niner, Shari Dash Greenspan (editor), and Isabella Ongaro (illustrator), Flashlight Press
Picture Books, Early Reader
Gold: Unraveling Rose (978-0-7643-5393-2) by Brian Wray and Shiloh Penfield (illustrator), Schiffer Publishing
Silver: Wild Zoo Train (978-1-63076-306-0) by Carmela LaVigna Coyle and Steve Gray (illustrator), Muddy Boots
Bronze: The Watcher (978-0-8028-5445-2) by Nikki Grimes and Bryan Collier (illustrator), Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Bronze: Wonderful Nature, Wonderful You (978-1-58469-583-7) by Karin Ireland, Dawn Publications
Honorable Mention: A Different Pond (978-1-62370-803-0) by Bao Phi and Thi Bui (illustrator), Capstone
Young Adult Fiction
Gold: The Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myths & Magic (978-1-945053-24-5) by F.T. Lukens, Interlude Press
Silver: Starswept (978-1-946202-27-7) by Mary Fan, Snowy Wings Publishing
Bronze: Grrrls on the Side (978-1-945053-21-4) by Carrie Pack, Interlude Press
Honorable Mention: Seeking Mansfield (978-1-63583-002-6) by Kate Watson, Flux
Honorable Mention: The Big Lie (978-0-7636-9125-7) by Julie Mayhew, Candlewick Press
Young Adult Nonfiction
Gold: Green Card Youth Voices (978-0-9974960-2-4) Green Card Voices
Silver: Feminism From A to Z (978-1-4338-2721-1) by Gayle E. Pitman, Magination Press
Bronze: #NotYourPrincess (978-1-55451-957-6) by Lisa Charleyboy (editor) and Mary Beth Leatherdale (editor), Annick Press
Honorable Mention: Project You (978-1-63079-091-2) by Aubre Andrus, Switch Press
Honorable Mention: Release Your Inner Drive (978-1-78583-199-7) by Edward Watson and Bradley Busch, Crown House Publishing

General

Augmented Reality
Gold: The Good Fight (978-1-4549-2734-1) by Rick Smolan and Jennifer Erwitt, Against All Odds Productions
Child Author (17 and Under)
Gold: The Day Tajon Got Shot (978-0-9969274-5-1) by Beacon House Writers, Shout Mouse Press
Silver: The Global Warming Express (978-1-938288-93-7) by Marina Weber and Joanna Whysner (illustrator), Terra Nova Books