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Children/Young Adults

Annie Glover is Not a Tree Lover—Darlene Bailey Beard Farrar—Straus, Giroux

For a Girl Becoming—Joy Harjo—The University of Arizona

Paris Pan Takes the Dare—Cynthea Liu—G.P. Putnam's Sons

Time of the Witches—Anna Myers—Walker & Company

Chicken Dance—Tami Sauer—Sterling Publishing Company

Night Fires—George Edward Stanley—Simon & Schuster/Aladdin Imprint

Design and Illustration

Lanterns on the Prairie: The Blackfeet Photographs of Walter McClintock
Eric H. Anderson and Karen Hayes-Thumann—University of Oklahoma Press

Skirvin—Carl Brune—Full Circle Press

Roots from the Cherokees, Promises for our Future: The Chronicle of Northeastern State University
Buffy Cooper—Mullerhaus Publishing Group

Willard Stone—Carol Haralson—University of Tulsa/Gilcrease Museum

Sonic: The History of America's Drive-In—Skip McKinstry—Cottonwood Publications

Where to Sleep—Kandy Radzinski—Sleeping Bear Press


Nemesis: The Final Case of Eliot Ness—William Bernhardt—Ballantine Books

Confessions of a Former Rock Queen—Kirk Bjornsgaard—4RV Publishing

The Sky Took Him—Donis Casey—Poisoned Pen Press

The Wind Come Sweeping—Marcia Preston—Mira Books

The Yard Dog—Sheldon Russell—Minotaur Books

The Sound of Honor—Jim Stovall—Hawk Publishing


Sonic: The History of America's Drive-In—Bob L. Blackburn—Cottonwood Publications

Divided Hearts: The Presbyterian Journey Through Oklahoma History—Michael Cassity and Danney Goble—University of Oklahoma Press

Indian Tribes of Oklahoma: A Guide—Blue Clark—University of Oklahoma Press

Coach Tommy Thompson and the Boys of Sequoyah—Patti Dickinson—University of Oklahoma Press

Tar Creek: A History of the Quapaw Indians, the World's Largest Lead and Zinc Discovery, and the Tar Creek Superfund Site
Larry G. Johnson—Tate Publishing & Enterprise

Choctaw Crime and Punishment, 1884–1907—Devon Abbott Mihesuah—University of Oklahoma Press

Skirvin—Jack Money and Steve Lackmeyer—Full Circle Press

Another Hot Oklahoma Night: A Rock and Roll Story—Jeff Moore and Larry O'Dell—Oklahoma Historical Society

Thomas Gilcrease—Randy Ramer, Carole Klein, Kimberly Roblin, Eric Singleton, Anne Morand, Gary Moore, and April Miller—University of Tulsa/Gilcrease Museum


Fault Line: Vulnerable Landscapes—Karen Coody Cooper—Soddenbank Press

Contrapuntal—Carol Hamilton—Finishing Line Press

Work is Love Made Visible: Poetry and Family Photographs—Jeanetta Calhoun Mish—West End Press

In the Presence of the Sun: Stories and Poems, 1961–1991—N. Scott Momaday—University of New Mexico Press

Too Long a Solitude—James Ragan—University of Oklahoma Press

After the Aftermath—Tenata Treital—Out On a Limb Publishing



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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