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Children/Young Adults

Chuck’s TruckPeggy Perry Anderson—published by Houghton Mifflin/Walter Lorraine Books, Boston, MA

GoldenJennifer Lynn Barnes—published by Random House Children’s Books, New York, NY

TrashSharon Darrow—published by Candlewick Press, Cambridge, MA

Paradise on the PrairieMolly Levite Griffis—published by Eakin Press, Austin, TX

H is for Honor: A Military Family AlphabetDevin Scillian—published by Sleeping Bear Press, Chelsea, MI

Knights of the Hill CountryTim Tharp—published by Random House Children’s Books, New York, NY

Crossing Bok ChittoTim Tingle—published by Cinco Puntos Press, El Paso, TX


Cosmic Rainbow: New and Collected Poems—Mary McAnally—published by Partisan Press, Norfolk, VA

The Fork-In-The-Road Indian Poetry Store—Phillip Carroll Morgan—published by Salt Publishing, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Travels Through Enchanted Woods—Carl Sennhenn—published by Village Books Press, Cheyenne, OK

Native Son: American Poems from the Heart of Oklahoma—Ron Wallace—published by TJMF Publishing, Clarksville, IN


Indian Yell: The Heart of an American Insurgency—Michael Blake—published by Northland Publishing, Flagstaff, AZ

Historical Atlas of Oklahoma, Fourth EditionCharles Robert Goins and Danney Goble—published by University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK

Mr. Ambassador: Warrier for Peace—Edward J. Perkins with Connie Cronley—published by University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK

The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small TownJohn Grisham—published by Doubleday/Random House Inc. New York, NY

Children of the Dust: An Okie Family Story—Betty Grant Henshaw—published by Texas Tech University Press, Lubbock, TX

White Man’s Paper Trail: Grand Councils and Treaty-Making on the Central Plains— Stan Hoig—published by University Press of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Thomas Moran’s West: Chromolithography, High Art, and Popular Taste—Joni L. Kinsey—published by University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

OKC: Second Time AroundSteve Lackmeyer and Jack Money—published by Full Circle Press, Oklahoma City, OK

From the Blue Devils to Red Dirt:The Colors of Oklahoma MusicJohn Wooley—published by Hawk Publishing Group, Tulsa, OK

Design and Illustration

OKC: Second Time Around—Design by Carl Brune—published by Full Circle Press, Oklahoma City, OK

Crossing Bok Chitto—Illustrated by Jeanne Rorex Bridges—published by Cinco Puntos Press, El Paso, TX

Chickasaw: Unconquerable and Unconquered—Photography by David Fitzgerald—published by Chickasaw Press, Ada, OK

The Gold Miner’s Daughter—Illustrated by Jon Goodell—published by Peachtree Publishers, Atlanta, Ga

You Know We Belong to the Land: The Centennial History of Oklahoma—Design by Skip McKinstry—published by Oklahoma Heritage Association, Oklahoma City, OK


Black Silk Handkerchief—D. L. Birchfield—published by University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK

Everlasting—Carol Johnson—published by Hawk Publishing Group, Tulsa, OK

Magic TimeDoug Marlette—published by Sara Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, NY

The Piano Man—Marcia Preston—published by Mira Books, Don Mills, Ontario, Canada

Dreams to Dust: A Tale of the Oklahoma Land RushSheldon Russell—published by University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK

The Limehouse Text—Will Thomas—published by Touchstone Books/Simon & Schuster, New York, NY


The Oklahoma Center for the Book, sponsor of the Oklahoma Book Award competition, is a non-profit, 501-c-3 organization located in the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. Established in 1986 as an outreach program of the Library of Congress, the Oklahoma Center was the fourth such state center formed. It is governed by a volunteer board of directors from across the state.

The mission of the Oklahoma Center for the Book is
to promote the work of Oklahoma authors,
to promote the literary heritage of the state, and
to encourage reading for pleasure by Oklahomans of all ages.

For more information about the Oklahoma Center for the Book or the Oklahoma Book Award program, contact Connie Armstrong, 200 N.E. 18th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73105; or call 1-800-522-8116 toll free, statewide; in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, call 522-3383.



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