Thursday, May 15, 2008

Independent Publishers semifinalists -- multicultural books

The 2008 Independent Publisher Book Awards Semi-Finalist were announced. These are the Judging Results in 64 National Categories and Outstanding Book of the Year in the multicultural books categories

Multicultural Fiction Adult
Who’s Afraid of Red, by Alessandra Gelmi (Publish America);
Blue Turquoise, White Shell, by Virginia Nosky (Treble Heart Books);
The Guyanese Wanderer, by Jan Carew (Sarabande Books);
Dance Lest We Fall Down, by Margaret Willson (Cold Tree Press);
Osaka Heat, by Mary Claire Mahaney (Author House)
Graciela’s Dream/El SueƱo de Graciela: One Family’s Journey to College, by Max Benavidez & Katherine Del Monte (Lectura Books);
Up Mountain One Time, by Willie Wilson, illustrated by Karen Bertrand (Bonne Resolution Press);
The Little Saguaro/El sahuarito, by Shannon Young, illustrated by Kim Duffek (Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Book Press);
Mei Ling in China City, by Icy Smith, illustrated by Gayle Garner Roski (East West Discovery Press);
How to Ruin My Teenage Life, by Simone Elkeles (Flux/Llewellyn)

Multicultural N-F Juv-Teen-YA
Latino Minnesota, by Leigh Roethke (Afton Historical Society Press);
Homeland: The Illustrated History of the State of Israel, by Marv Wolfman, Mario Ruiz, and William J. Rubin (Nachshon Press, LLC);
TB Aware, by Rachel von Roeschlaub (TB Aware, Inc.);
From Slave to Superstar of the Wild West, by Tom DeMund (Legends of the West Publishing Co.);
Taj Mahal, by Caroline Arnold and Madeleine Comora (Carolrhoda Books, Inc.)

Multicultural Non-Fiction Adult
The Sioux in South Dakota History: A Twentieth Century Reader, edited by Richmond L. Clow (South Dakota State Historical Society Press);
Askiwina: A Cree World, by Doug Cuthand (Coteau Books);
The Journey of Life: 100 Lessons from Around the World, by Sharon K. Sobotta (Intercultural Encounters/Channel Trade Editions);
Feeding the Ancestors: Tlingit Carved Horn Spoons, by Anne-Marie Victor-Howe (Peabody Museum Press/Harvard University);
Stones Witness, by Margaret Randall (University of Arizona Press);
The Red-Black Connection, by Valena Broussard Dismukes;
An American Paella; by Gloria Lopez

These and other books in other categories. Complete list is located at:
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