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2008 Oklahoma Book Award Finalists
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Oklahoma Book Award
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Children/Young Adults

Marked: A House of Night NovelP.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Cam's Quest: The Continuing Story of
Princess Nevermore and the Wizard's Apprentice
Dian Curtis Regan

WartAnna Myers

Two Bears' RunA. E. Riddle

Brewster the RoosterDevin Scillian

Pappy's HandkerchiefDevin Scillian

When Turtle Grew FeathersTim Tingle

The Dog Who Thought He Was SantaBill Wallace

Poetry

Reassembling Dust—Fred Alsberg

Not Exactly Job—Nathan Brown

Open Mike Thursday Night—Jim Spurr

What Trees Know—Sandra Soli

Non-fiction

Alternative Oklahoma: Contrarian Views of the Sooner State—edited by Davis D. Joyce

Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron BurrNancy Isenberg

Choctaw Nation: A Story of American Indian Resurgence—Valerie Lambert

The Seminole Freedmen: A HistoryKevin Mulroy

Ralph Ellison: A Biography—Arnold Rampersad

Voices from the Heartland—edited by Carolyn Anne Taylor, Emily Dial-Driver, Carole Burrage, and Sally Emmons-Featherston

Billy the Kid: The Endless Ride—Michael Wallis

Books on Trial: Red Scare in the HeartlandShirley A. Wiegand and Wayne A. Wiegand

Design and Illustration

Oklahoma: A Portrait of America—design by Carl Brune and photography by Scott Raffe

Charles Banks Wilson—design by Carol Haralson

Historic Photos of Oklahoma City—design by Larry Johnson

Celebrating Oklahoma: The Oklahoma Centennial Photographic Survey—photography by Mike Klemme

Chickasaw Lives Vol. I: Exploration in Tribal History—design by Skip McKinstry and cover illustration by Joshua D. Hinson

What Cats Want for Christmas—illustrations by Kandy Radzinski

Stealing Home Jackie Robinson: Against the Odds—illustrations by Mike Wimmer

Fiction

HarpsongRilla Askew

The Drop Edge of YonderDonis  Casey

Set Sail for MurderCarolyn Hart

The Hellfire ConspiracyWill Thomas

Paper HeartsDebrah Williamson

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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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