36. Multicultural N-F Juv- Young Adult

GOLD: Sioux Code Talkers of World War II
by Andrea M. Page


(Pelican Publishing)  





SILVER: Tom Max in the Wild West: True American Cowboy Stories

as told by Tomás Maximiliano Benavidez


(Lectura Books)  


 BRONZE: Lost Stories of the Great War

by Rosalie Lauerman





37. Multicultural Non-Fiction Adult

GOLD: How to Make a Life: A Tibetan Refugee Family and the Midwestern Family they Adopted
by Madeline Uraneck 


(Wisconsin Historical Society Press)  





SILVER: The Stump: My Way Out of Chicago’s South Side

by Terry L. Braddock






BRONZE: Breaking Vases: Shattering Limitations & Daring to Thrive

by Dima Ghawi


(Dima Ghawi, LLC)  



38. Essay/Creative Non-Fiction

GOLD: Freedom Fighters and Hell Raisers: A Gallery of Memorable Southerners
by Hal Crowther






SILVER: America Deconstructed

by Chaithanya Sohan and Shaima Adin


(Motivational Press)  




BRONZE: The Balance Point: A Missing Link in Human Consciousness

by Joseph Jenkins




39. Autobiography/Memoir I (Celebrity/Political/romance)

GOLD: Hurley: From the Beginning

by Hurley Haywood and Sean Cridland


(Visions of Power Press)



SILVER: Maharishi & Me: Seeking Enlightenment with the Beatles’ Guru

by Susan Shumsky


(Skyhorse Publishing)





The People We Wanted to Forget

by Michael G. Harpold


(Book Publishers Network)




Me & Mario: Love, Power, & Writing with Mario Puzo, Author of The Godfather

by Carol Gino


(aaha! Books)

40. Autobiography/Memoir II (coming of age/family legacy/travel)


A Letter to my Daughters: Remembering the Lost Dimensions & the Texture of Life

by Theodore Richards


(Little Bound Books)




With Gratitude: A Memoir of Gifts and Givers

by Jerrold S. Felsenthal


(Magnolia Press)



SILVER: Redlined: A Memoir of Race, Change, and Fractured Community in 1960s Chicago

by Linda Gartz


(She Writes Press)




BRONZE: Buried Rivers: A Spiritual Journey Into the Holocaust


by Ellen Korman Mains


(West Lake Books)

41. Autobiography/Memoir III (personal struggle/health issues)

GOLD: Nisei Naysayer: The Memoir of Militant Japanese American Journalist Jimmie Omura

by James Matsumoto Omura


(Stanford University Press)




SILVER: 48 PEAKS: Hiking and Healing in the White Mountains

by Cheryl Suchors


(She Writes Press)




BRONZE: Relentless: How a Massive Stroke Changed my Life for the Better

by Ted W. Baxter


(Greenleaf Book Group Press)

42. Biography

GOLD: Carl Llewellyn Weschcke: Pioneer & Publisher of Body, Mind & Spirit

by Melanie Marquis


(Llewellyn Worldwide)





SILVER: Pence: The Path to Power

by Andrea Neal


(Red Lightning Books)





BRONZE: Albright: The Life and Times of John J. Albright

by Mark Goldman


(Buffalo Heritage Press)


GOLD: On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity & Getting Old

by Parker J. Palmer

(Berrett-Koehler Publishers)



SILVER: Before I Leave: Wisdom from the Stories of Six Women Over Eighty

by Jenney Egertson

(Wise Ink Creative Publishing)

BRONZE: AARP Memory Activity Book: Engaging Ways to Stimulate the Brain, for People Living With Memory Loss or Dementia

by Helen Lambert

(AARP/DK Publishing)


GOLD: Tears in the Jungle: Fight for Survival

by Daniel Clarke and William Clarke

(Tears in the Jungle)


SILVER: Adventures with Durango Pete: Life and Poetry with a Cow Dog Philosofur

by Stephen Hinman

(Barking Crow Publishing)




BRONZE (tie): 
Pigs of Paradise: The Story of the World-Famous Swimming Pigs

by T.R. Todd

(Skyhorse Publishing)


Lusitano: Noble, Courageous, Eternal

by Keron Psillas Oliveira

(Veritas Editions)


GOLD: Orchestrating Transformation: How to Deliver Winning Performance with a Connected Approach to Change

by Michael Wade, James Macaulay, Andy Noronha, Joel Barbier

(IMD - International Institute for Management Development)

SILVER: Convinced! How to Prove Your Competence & Win People Over 

by Jack Nasher

(Berrett-Koehler Publishers)


BRONZE: The Responsive Leader: How to Be a Fantastic Leader in a Constantly Changing World

by Erik Korsvik Østergaard

(LID Publishing)

46. Cookbooks - General

by Alieska Robles
by Tony Di Lembo; photography by Tucker & Hossler



by Jennifer Clair; photography by Meredith Heuer
(HCNY Press)

47. Cookbooks - Specialty

GOLD: Awesome Ancient Grains & Seeds: A Garden-to-Kitchen Guide

by Dan Jason and Michele Genest

(Douglas & McIntyre)
by Flavel Montiero
(ITP Media)
BRONZE: Ciao Italia: My Lifelong Food Adventures in Italy

by Mary Ann Esposito; photography by John W. Hession

(Peter E. Randall Publisher)

48. Current Events I (Political/Economic/Foreign Affairs)

GOLD: Savvy: Navigating Fake Companies, Fake Leaders and Fake News in the Post-Trust Era

by Shiv Singh and Rohini Luthra

(Ideapress Publishing)

by Christopher J. Coyne and Abigail R. Hall

(Stanford University Press)

49. Current Events II (Social Issues/Humanitarian)

by Denis Dragovic

(Odyssey Books)
by David J. Thomas, Ph.D. LMHC

BRONZE: Hate Unleashed America's Cataclysmic Change

by Edward Dunbar


50. Education I (Workbook/Resources)

GOLD: Take Time For You: Self-Care Action Plans for Educators

by Tina H. Boogren

(Solution Tree Press)
BRONZE: Owning It: Proven Strategies to Ace and Embrace Teaching

by Alex Kajitani

(Solution Tree Press)

51. Education II (Commentary/Theory)


Edited by Laura Gray-Rosendale
(SUNY Press)

52a. Nature

GOLD: Trees: Between Earth and Heaven

Photographs by Art Wolfe; text by Gregory McNamee; introduction by Wade Davis

(Earth Aware Editions)
SILVER: The Continent of Antarctica

by Julian Dowdeswell & Michael Hambrey

BRONZE: Endangered and Disappearing Birds of the Midwest

by Matt Williams

(Indiana University Press)

52b. Environment/Ecology

GOLD: Listening to the Bees

by Mark L. Winston & Renée Sarojini Saklikar

(Nightwood Editions)
SILVER: Return of the Wolf: Conflict & Coexistence

by Paula Wild

(Douglas & McIntyre)
BRONZE: Save the Planet: An Amazonian Tribal Leader Fights for His People, The Rainforest, and The Earth

by Almir Narayamoga Suruí and Corine Sombrun

(Schaffner Press)

53. Finance/Investment/Economics

GOLD: Happy Go Money: Spend Smart, Save Right & Enjoy Life

by Melissa Leong

(ECW Press)
(Berrett-Koehler Publishers)

54. LGBT+ Non-Fiction

GOLD: Queer Magic: LGBT+ Spirituality and Culture from Around the World

by Tomás Prower

(Llewellyn Publications)
SILVER: The First Signs of April: A Memoir

by Mary-Elizabeth Briscoe

(She Writes Press)
BRONZE: In Search of Pure Lust: A Memoir

by Lise Weil

(She Writes Press)

55. Gift/Specialty/Journal

SILVER: Until We Meet Again: From Grief to Hope After Losing a Pet

by Melissa Lyons; illustrated by Patricia Henderson

(Heart By Design)

56. Holiday

GOLD: Ramadan Around the World

by Ndaa Hassan; illustrated by Azra Momin; Edited by Minha Kauser

SILVER: The Secret of Santa’s Naughty-Nice List

by Pat Hall; illustrated by Tamara Campeau

(Crow’s Foot Books)



BRONZE: Catching the Christmas Spirit

by Bob Outman; art by Dave Franks


57. Health/Medicine/Nutrition

SILVER: Kids, Sports, and Concussion: A Guide for Coaches and Parents

by William Paul Meehan III, MD

True Wellness: How to Combine the Best of Western and Eastern Medicine for Optimal Health

by Catherine Kurosu, MD, LAc and Aihan Kuhn, CMD, OBT

(YMAA Publication Center)
Cancer Screening in the Developing World: Case Studies and Strategies from the Field

Edited by Madelon L. Finkel, PhD

(Dartmouth College Press)

58. History (U.S.)

by David Pietrusza
(Lyons Press)
by Stanley Nelson
(Chickasaw Press)

59. History (World)

GOLD: A Dark Inheritance: Blood, Race, and Sex in Colonial Jamaica

by Brooke N. Newman

(Yale University Press)
SILVER: Cork Wars: Intrigue and Industry in World War II

by David A. Taylor

(Johns Hopkins University Press)
BRONZE: My Soul is Filled with Joy: A Holocaust Story

by Karen I. Treiger

(Stare Lipki Press)

60. Home & Garden

GOLD: Tomato: Know-Sow-Grow-Feast

by Penny Woodward, Janice Sutton, and Karen Sutherland