Posted by: Kathy Temean | April 13, 2017

Indie Choice Finalists

Indies Choice Finalists

The American Booksellers Association announced the finalists for the 2017 Indies Choice Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards, with the winners to be announced May 3.

 
This year’s finalists are:

BOOK OF THE YEAR – YOUNG ADULT

  • The Sun Is Also a Star, by Nicola Yoon (Delacorte Press)
  • Salt to the Sea, by Ruta Sepetys (Philomel Books)
  • The Serpent King, by Jeff Zentner (Crown Books for Young Readers)
  • Girl in the Blue Coat, by Monica Hesse (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  • Kids of Appetite, by David Arnold (Viking Books for Young Readers)
  • The Reader, by Traci Chee (G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers)

E.B. WHITE READ-ALOUD AWARD – MIDDLE READER

  • As Brave As You, by Jason Reynolds (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books)
  • The Girl Who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Barnhill (Algonquin Young Readers)
  • The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog, by Adam Gidwitz, Hatem Aly (Illus.) (Dutton Books for Young Readers)
  • All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook, by Leslie Connor (Katherine Tegen Books)
  • The Best Man, by Richard Peck (Dial Books)
  • When the Sea Turned to Silver, by Grace Lin (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

E.B. WHITE READ-ALOUD AWARD – PICTURE BOOK

  • School’s First Day of School, by Adam Rex, Christian Robinson (Illus.) (Roaring Brook Press)
  • Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis, by Jabari Asim, E.B. Lewis (Illus.) (Nancy Paulsen Books)
  • There’s a Bear on My Chair, by Ross Collins (Nosy Crow)
  • Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay, by Susan Hood, Sally Wern Comport (Illus.) (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
  • Du Iz Tak?, by Carson Ellis (Candlewick)
  • When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons, by Julie Fogliano, Julie Morstad (Illus.) (Roaring Brook Press)

PICTURE BOOK HALL OF FAME

  • Freight Train, by Donald Crews (Greenwillow Books)
  • I Have a Dream, by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Kadir Nelson (Illus.) (Schwartz & Wade)
  • Jumanji, by Chris Van Allsburg (HMH Books for Young Readers)
  • Kitten’s First Full Moon, by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow Books)
  • Millions of Cats, by Wanda Gag (G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers)
  • Swimmy, by Leo Lionni (Knopf Books for Young Readers)
  • Tar Beach, by Faith Ringgold (Knopf Books for Young Readers)
  • Tikki Tikki Tembo, by Arlene Mosel, Blair Lent (Illus.) (Henry Holt and Co. Books for Young Readers)
  • Tuesday, by David Wiesner (Clarion Books)
  • Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears: A West African Tale, by Verna Aardema, Leo and Diane Dillon (Illus.) (Dial Books)
  • Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge, by Mem Fox, Julie Vevas (illus.) (Kane Miller)

BOOK OF THE YEAR – ADULT FICTION

  • A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel, by Amor Towles (Viking)
  • Britt-Marie Was Here: A Novel, by Fredrik Backman (Atria Books)
  • Commonwealth: A Novel, by Ann Patchett (Harper)
  • Darktown: A Novel, by Thomas Mullen (Atria/37 INK)
  • LaRose: A Novel, by Louise Erdrich (Harper)
  • The Underground Railroad: A Novel, by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday)

BOOK OF THE YEAR – ADULT NONFICTION

  • Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood, by Trevor Noah (Spiegel & Grau)
  • Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill, by Candice Millard (Doubleday)
  • The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars, by Dava Sobel (Viking)
  • The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate — Discoveries From a Secret World, by Peter Wohlleben (Greystone Books)
  • The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks, by Terry Tempest Williams (Sarah Crichton Books)
  • Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother’s Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South, by Beth Macy (Little, Brown & Company)

BOOK OF THE YEAR – ADULT DEBUT

  • Be Frank With Me: A Novel, by Julia Claiborne Johnson (William Morrow)
  • Homegoing: A Novel, by Yaa Gyasi (Knopf)
  • Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren (Knopf)
  • The Atomic Weight of Love: A Novel, by Elizabeth J. Church (Algonquin Books)
  • The Girls: A Novel, by Emma Cline (Random House)
  • When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi (Random House)

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


Responses

  1. THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON and JUMANJI are two of my absolute FAVorites! 😀

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