2020 IPPY MEDALIST bookStore
OUTSTANDING BOOKS OF THE YEAR
For 37 years our mission at Independent Publisher has been to recognize and encourage the work of publishers who exhibit the courage and creativity necessary to take chances, break new ground, and bring about change, not only to the world of publishing, but to our society.
These medalists were chosen from our regular entries for exemplifying this daring spirit -- the book projects our judges found the most heartfelt, unique, outspoken and experimental among all the entries. All of these books earned IPPY Award gold medals.
Congratulations to this year's Outstanding Books of the Year!
Most Original Concept
The Book of Training by Colonel Hap Thompson of Roanoke, VA, 1843,
Annotated From the Library of John C. Calhoun
by Percival Everett (Red Hen Press)
Best Book Arts Craftsmanship
The Last Dalai Lama?
by Mickey Lemle with Laurie Dolphin; design by Laurie Dolphin and Allison Meierding
Most Outstanding Design
Turn Around Time: A Walking Poem for the Pacific Northwest
by David Guterson; design by Jen Grable; illustrated by Justin Gibbens
Most Likely to Save the Planet (tie)
Morality and the Environmental Crisis
by Roger S. Gottlieb
(Cambridge University Press)
Tales from an Uncertain World:
What Other Assorted Disasters Can Teach Us About Climate Change
by L. S. Gardiner
(University of Iowa Press)
Independent Spirit Award
Carpe Fin: A Haida Manga
by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas
(Douglas and McIntyre)
Independent Voice Award
If the Future is a Fetish
by Sarah Sgro
Freedom Fighter (tie)
For Dear Life: Women's Decriminalization and Human Rights in Focus
by Carol Jacobsen
(University of Michigan Press)
The Freedom to Be: Stories from Transgender Youth, Adults, and Their Families
by Diana J. Ensign, JD
(SpiritHawk Life Publications)
Behind Barbed Wire: Searching for Japanese Americans Incarcerated During World War II
Written and photographed by Paul Kitagaki Jr.
by Paul D. Parkinson and Sammie Parkinson