Doerr-Hosier Center - photo courtesy The Aspen Institute
Let me end the suspense right away. The winner of the 2012 Colorado Book Award in the Juvenile Fiction category is – City of Orphans by Avi.
Even though Letters to Juniper didn’t win, the folks at Colorado Humanities and Center for the Book went out their way to make all the finalists feel like winners. The awards event was held on Friday, June 22, at the Doerr-Hosier Center at Aspen Meadows. A few hundred people gathered for an afternoon of celebrating books in a gorgeous mountain setting. What a party! A fabulous time was had by all.
2012 Colorado Book Awards winners and finalists
Peggy and Natalie enjoying the celebrationI met several authors for the first time, re-connected with a few I had lost touch with, and have a whole new list of books to read. What could be better than that?
Congratulations to all the Winners of the 2012 Colorado Book Awards!
Anthology/Collections: Monumental Majesty: 100 Years of Colorado National Monument, edited by Laurena Mayne Davis, The Daily Sentinel
Biography: The Man Who Never Died by William Adler, Bloomsbury
Children's Literature: Light Up the Night by Jean Reidy, Disney Hyperion
Creative Nonfiction: Dances in Two Worlds: A Writer-Artist's Backstory by Thordis Simonsen, The Fundamental Note
General Nonfiction: Math for Life by Jeffrey Bennett, Roberts and Company
Genre Fiction: The Soul Mirror by Carol Berg, Penguin Group USA
History: From Jars to the Stars by Todd Neff, Earthview Media
Literary Fiction: The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
Pictorial: Thomas W. Benton: Artist/Activist by Daniel Joseph Watkins, People's Press
Poetry: Circle's Apprentice by Dan Beachy-Quick, Tupelo Press
Young Adult Literature: Lucy Dakota: Adventures of a Modern Explorer Book 1 - Rocky Mountain Beginnings by Carol Sue Shride, My Piece of the Puzzle
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Letters to Juniper – 2012 Colorado Book Award Finalist
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