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2020 IPPY MEDALIST bookStore

General Medalists Continued (return)



GOLD: What the Eagle Sees

by Eldon Yellowhorn & Kathy Lowinger

(Annick Press)




SILVER: Heroic Women of the Art World

by Eugene H. Pool

(Tumblehome, Inc.)



BRONZE (tie): M. C. Escher: More Than Meets the Eye

by Jessica Cole, Lisa Marie Corso, Myf Doughty, Emily Kennel, Daniel Romanin, Michael Schwarz and Nick Taras

(National Gallery of Victoria)




Stand Up! Be an Upstander and Make a Difference

by Wendy L. Moss, PhD

(American Psychological Association)






GOLD: American Boy

by S.C. Megale

(Bluebullseye Press)






SILVER: Fighting for Justice: Biddy Mason Speaks Up

by Arisa White, Laura Atkins, Illustrated by Laura Freeman

(Heyday Books)




BRONZE: Etre Girls, Who Do You Want To Be?

by Illana Raia






GOLD: Among the Maasai

by Juliet Cutler

(She Writes Press)






SILVER: Tribal Abundance: Living Courageously in an Uncertain World

by Ildiko Oravecz

(Citrine Publishing)





BRONZE: Stringing Rosaries: The History, the Unforgivable, and the Healing of Northern Plains American Indian Boarding School Survivors

by Denise K. Lajimodiere

(North Dakota State University Press)




38a. creaTIve nON-fiction

GOLD: Drunk in China: Baijiu and the World’s Oldest Drinking Culture

by Derek Sandhaus

(Potomac Books)





SILVER: Malibu Burning: The Real Story Behind LA’s Most Devastating Wildfire

by Robert Kerbeck

(MWC Press)





BRONZE: This Is My Body: A Memoir of Religious and Romantic Obsession

by Cameron Dezen Hammon

(Lookout Books)





38b. ESSAY

GOLD: All the Fierce Tethers: Essays

by Lia Purpura

(Sarabande Books)





SILVER (tie): Heaven

by Emerson Whitney






The Lampblack Blue of Memory: My Mother Echoes

by Sarah Adleman

(Tolsun Books)





BRONZE: Slow Arrow: Unearthing the Frail Children

by Kathryn Winograd

(Saddle Road Press)





GOLD (tie): Hippie Woman Wild: Life & Love on an Oregon Commune

by Carol Schlanger

(Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing)

Times Up! A Memoir of the American Century

by Robert Cabot

(McPherson & Co.)

SILVER: Slanted: How an Asian American Troublemaker Took on the Supreme Court

by Simon Tam

(Troublemaker Press)





BRONZE: Love in a Tuscan Kitchen: Savoring Life Through the Romance, Recipes and Traditions of Italy

by Sheryl Ness

(Tuscan Dreams)





GOLD: Saturday's Child

by Deborah Burns

(She Writes Press)





SILVER: The Pale-Faced Lie: A True Story

by David Crow

(Sandra Jonas Publishing)

BRONZE (tie): From Chernobyl with Love: Reporting from the Ruins of the Soviet Union

by Katya Cengel

(University of Nebraska Press)  




Sea Trial: Sailing After My Father

by Brian Harvey

(ECW Press) 





GOLD (tie): Second Lives, Second Chances: A Surgeon’s Stories of Transformation

by Donald R. Laub, MD

(ECW Press)


Quest for Eternal Sunshine: A Holocaust Survivor’s Journey from Darkness to Light

by Mendek Rubin & Myra Goodman

(She Writes Press)





SILVER (tie): Kick-Ass Kinda Girl: A Memoir of Live, Love, and Caregiving

by Kathi Koll

(WP Ward Publishing)

A Mild Touch of the Cancer

by David Downs


BRONZE: Out of the Shadow of 9/11: An Inspiring Tale of Escape and Transformation

by Christina Ray Stanton

(Loving All Nations Press)





GOLD (tie): Race and Football in America: The Life and Legacy of George Taliaferro

by Dawn Knight

(Indiana University Press)



The Restless Hungarian: Modernism, Madness, and The American Dream

by Tom Weidlinger


SILVER: Defending the Public's Enemy: The Life and Legacy of Ramsey Clark

by Lonnie T. Brown, Jr.

(Stanford University Press)

BRONZE (tie): Stronger Than Death

by Rachel Pieh Jones

(Plough Publishing House)


T.R.M. Howard: Doctor, Entrepreneur, Civil Rights Pioneer

by David T. Beito and Linda Royster Beito

(Independent Institute)







GOLD: Walking Each Other Home: Conversations on Loving and Dying

by Ram Dass & Mirabai Bush

(Sounds True)



SILVER: Grow Old With Me

by Lucy Rose Fischer

(Temuna Press)



BRONZE: The Goodbye Diaries: A Mother-Daughter Memoir

by Marisa Bardach Ramel and Sally Bardach

(Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing)






GOLD (tie): Pheasant Dogs: Stories from the Field -- Hunters, Trainers and Trialers

by Keith R. Crowley

(Wild River Press)

Canines of San Francisco

by Mark Rogers

(Bluestreak Books)


SILVER: War Animals: The Unsung Heroes of World War II

by Robin Hutton

(Regnery History)


BRONZE: Animal Sutras: Animal Spirit Stories

by Stephen Levine

(Monkfish Book Publishing Company)





GOLD: The Disruption Mindset: Why Some Organizations Transform While Others Fail

by Charlene Li

(Ideapress Publishing)





SILVER: Start Finishing: How to Go from Idea to Done

by Charlie Gilkey

(Sounds True)




BRONZE (tie): The B Corp Handbook: How You Can Use Business as a Force for Good

by Ryan Honeyman and Tiffany Jana

(Berrett-Koehler Publishers)

Faster, Fewer, Better Emails: Manage the Volume, Reduce the Stress, Love the Results

by Dianna Booher

(Berrett-Koehler Publishers)



GOLD: The Musso & Frank Grill

by Michael Callahan

(Story Farm)



SILVER: The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook

by Annie Gray

(Weldon Owen)




BRONZE: Feast of the Seven Fishes: A Brooklyn Italian’s Recipes Celebrating Food & Family

by Daniel Paterna

(powerHouse Books)







GOLD: Earth to Table: Plant-Based Recipes for Health + Wellbeing

by Teresa Cutter

(Healthy Chef)





SILVER: The Long Table Cookbook: Plant-Based Recipes for Optimal Health

by Amy Symington

(Douglas & McIntyre)




BRONZE: Beyond the Greek Salad: Regional Foods from All Around Greece

by Ruth Bardis






GOLD: War and the Rogue Presidency: Restoring the Republic after Congressional Failure

by Ivan Eland

(Independent Institute)





SILVER: Why We Elect Narcissists and Sociopaths And How We Can Stop!

by Bill Eddy

(Berrett-Koehler Publishers)





BRONZE: Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine

by Noura Erakat

(Stanford University Press)







GOLD (tie): Legacy: Trauma, Story, and Indigenous Healing

by Suzanne Methot

(ECW Press)





The Cult of the Constitution

by Mary Anne Franks

(Stanford University Press)





SILVER: Compassionate Counterterrorism

by Leena Al Olaimy

(Berrett-Koehler Publishers)






BRONZE: The Torture Doctors: Human Rights Crimes and the Road to Justice

by Steven Miles

(Georgetown University Press)






GOLD: Holistic Leadership, Thriving Schools: Twelve Lenses to Balance Priorities and Serve the Whole Student

by Jane A. G. Kise

(Solution Tree Press)




SILVER: Fifty Strategies to Boost Cognitive Engagement: Creating a Thinking Culture in the Classroom

by Rebecca Stobaugh

(Solution Tree Press)



BRONZE (tie): Families as Partners: The Essential Link in Education

by Andrea M. Nelson-Royes

(Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group)





Coaching for Significant and Sustained Change in the Classroom

by Tom Roy

(Solution Tree Press)



GOLD: Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America

by Richard K. Vedder

(Independent Institute)





SILVER: If Einstein Ran the Schools: Revitalizing U.S. Education

by Thomas Armstrong, PhD






BRONZE: The Power of Student Teams: Achieving Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Learning in Every Classroom Through Academic Teaming

by Michael D. Toth and David A. Sousa

(Learning Sciences International)





GOLD: Bringing Back the Birds: Exploring Migration and Preserving Birdscapes Throughout the Americas

Photography by Owen Deutsch

(Braided River)


SILVER: Marfa Garden: The Wonders of Dry Desert Plants

by Jim Fissel, Martha Hughes, Jim Martinez & Mary Lou Saxon

(Trinity University Press)



BRONZE: Silent Kingdom: A World Beneath the Waves

Photography by Christian Vizl

(Earth Aware Editions)



GOLD: The Big Thaw: Ancient Carbon, Modern Science, and a Race to Save the World

by Eric Scigliano, with Dr. Robert Max Holmes, Dr. Susan Natali, and Dr. John Schade

(Braided River)



SILVER: Beyond Extinction: The Eternal Ocean

by Wolfgang Grulke

(At One Communications)

BRONZE: Your Body’s Environmental Chemical Burden: A Resource Guide to Understanding and Avoiding Toxins

by Cindy Klement, MS, CNS, MCHES

(Mindstir Media)





GOLD: Architect of Prosperity: Sir John Cowperthwaite and the Making of Hong Kong

by Neil Monnery

(London Publishing Partnership)





SILVER: How Wealth Rules the World: Saving Our Communities and Freedoms from the Dictatorship of Property

by Ben G. Price

(Berrett-Koehler Publishers)





BRONZE: Get Ready! A Step-by-Step Planner for Maintaining Your Financial First Aid Kit

by Tony Steuer, CLU, LA, CPFFE

(Life Insurance Sage Press)





GOLD: We've Been Here All Along: Wisconsin's Early Gay History

by R. Richard Wagner

(Wisconsin Historical Society Press)





SILVER: Limitless Africans

by Mikael Owunna





BRONZE: A Real Life, "Like Mark Twain with Drag Queens."

by Perry Brass

(Belhue Press)






GOLD: Llewellyn's Little Book of Tarot

by Barbara Moore





SILVER: Mother's Thoughts for the Day: 25 Years of Wisdom

by M.C. Sungaila

(Crystal Cove Press)




BRONZE: Lead On!

by Krista Betcher

(Beaver's Pond Press)




GOLD: Heart & Home for Christmas: Celebrating Joy in Your Living Space

by Victoria Duerstock

(Abingdon Press)


SILVER: Busy Christmas

(Clever Publishing)




BRONZE: Twas the Night Before ChristMOOSE

by Vicki Addesso Dodd; illustrated by Patrick Jankowski

(Saratoga Springs Publishing)




GOLD: Food Bullying: How to Avoid Buying B.S.

by Michele Payn

(Morgan James)






SILVER: Getting the Best Care, Rescue Your Loved One from the Healthcare Conveyor Belt

by Margaret Fitzpatrick, MS, RN, CRNA







BRONZE: GAIN Without Pain: The Happiness Handbook for Health Care Professionals

by Greg Hammer MD

(Same Page)





59. HISTORY (U.S.)

GOLD: La Raza

Curated by Luis C. Garza & Amy Scott, edited by Colin Gunckel

(UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center)


SILVER: The Karl Muck Scandal: Classical Music and Xenophobia in World War I America

by Melissa D. Burrage

(University of Rochester)


BRONZE (tie): Guns, Grit and Glory: How the US and Mexico Came Together to Defeat the Last Empire in the Americas

by Michael Hogan

(Henselstone Verlag)




The Space-Age Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A Rare Photographic History

by John Bisney & J. L. Pickering

(University of New Mexico Press)






GOLD (tie): Bushido: The Samurai Code of Japan

by  Inazo Nitobe with notes by Alexander Bennett

(Tuttle Publishing)





The Missing Pages: The Modern Life of a Medieval Manuscript, from Genocide to Justice

by Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh

(Stanford University Press)

SILVER: Blind Bombing: How Microwave Radar Brought the Allies to D-Day and Victory in World War II

by Norman Fine

(Potomac Books)





BRONZE: A Response to Enslavement: Playing Their Way to Virtue

by Peter A. Roberts

(University of the West Indies Press)