Congratulations to the winners of the 33rd Annual Midwest Book Awards!

Nonfiction – Anthologies

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Hadha Baladuna

by Ghassan Zeineddine, Nabeel Abraham, and Sally Howell (Wayne State University Press)

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Unbound: Composing Home

by Nayt Rundquist, ed. (New Rivers Press)

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Saint Paul Almanac Volume 13: A Path to Each Other

by Executive editor: Wendy Brown-Baez, and Publisher: Pamela R. Fletcher Bush (Arcata Press)

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Nonfiction – Arts/Photography/Coffee Table Books

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Heidi Kumao: Real and Imagined

by Heidi Kumao (Maize Books, Michigan Publishing)

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The Brush Dances & the Light Sings

by John Palka & Yvonne Palka, in memoriam (Kirk House Publishers)

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Guardians of Michigan: Architectural Sculpture of the Pleasant Peninsulas

by Jeff Morrison (University of Michigan Press)

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Following My Spirit Home

by Sam Zimmerman (Blackbear and Blueberries Publishing)

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Nonfiction – Autobiography/Memoir

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More Than Words: A Memoir of a Writing Life

by Jerry Apps (Wisconsin Historical Society Press)

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Thistles & Thorns

by Jessica Lee Peterson (Written Dreams Publishing)

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The Plum Tree Blossoms Even in Winter

by M. Roy Wilson (Wayne State University Press)

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Nonfiction – Biography

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“No Equal Justice”

by Edward J. Littlejohn and Peter J. Hammer (Wayne State University Press)

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Not the Camilla We Knew: One Woman’s Path from Small-town America to the Symbionese Liberation Army

by Rachael Hanel (University of Minnesota Press)

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Margaret Hillis: Unsung Pioneer

by Cheryl Frazes Hill (GIA Publications)

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Nonfiction – Business

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Turning Wealth Into What Matters

by Dana Holt (Kirk House Publishers)

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What the Pet Food Industry Is Not Telling You: Developing Good Practices for a Healthier Dog

by Dr. Stephanie Krol (Riley Publishing)

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Coachability: The Leadership Superpower

by Kevin D. Wilde (Pond Reads Press/Beavers Pond Press)

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Nonfiction – Children’s & Young Adult

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Seeds in Soil: Planting a Garden and Finding Your Roots

by Susan Apps-Bodilly (Wisconsin Historical Society Press)

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How Your Brain Learns to Read

by Denise Eide (Logic of English)

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Nonfiction – Cookbooks/Crafts/Hobbies

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The Good LFE Cookbook: Low Fermentation Eating for SIBO, Gut Health, and Microbiome Balance

by Krystyna Houser and Robin Berlin, RDN (Agate)

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The Food Allergy Baking Book: Great Dairy-, Egg-, and Nut-Free Treats for the Whole Family

by Kelly Woyan (Agate)

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Midwest Morsels

by Laura Kurella (Laura Kurella)

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Nonfiction – Education/Learning

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Getting to the HEART of Relationships

by Carla Pritchett (Kirk House Publishers)

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Nonfiction – Family/Parenting

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Be Nice. The End. Simple Wisdom of the Playground Kids

by Bryan Skavnak – author Wendy Kieffer Shragg – illustrator (Wise Ink)

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I’ll be OK, Ma: A Mother Receiving Signs from her Deceased Son

by Phyllis Schwartz (Kirk House Publishers)

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Executive Motherhood, The Art of Having It All Without Doing It All

by Ashley Quinto Powell (Networlding Publishing)

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Nonfiction – Health

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A Senior’s Guide for Living Well and Dying Well: Conversations That Matter

by A. Stuart Hanson, MD (Wolfe Lake Press, A. Stuart Hanson)

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The Microbiome Connection: Your Guide to IBS, SIBO, and Low-Fermentation Eating

by Dr. Mark Pimentel and Dr. Ali Rezaie (Agate)

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Breath Is Life Taking IN and Letting Go: How to Live Well, Love Well, BE Well

by Laurie Ellis-Young with George T. Ellis PsyD (Breathe The Change Press)

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Nonfiction – History, General

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Saved By Schindler

by William B. Friedricks (Ice Cube Press, LLC)

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Daring to Struggle, Daring to Win: Five Decades of Resistance in Chicago’s Uptown Community

by Helen Shiller (Haymarket Books)

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Bakers, Brewers and Bricklayers: The History of Everyday German Peasants, Vol. 1, 100 BCE-1450

by David Koehler (Calumet Editions)

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Nonfiction – History, Regional

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The Plea

by Patricia L. Bryan and Thomas Wolf (University of Iowa Press)

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Tailspin

by John Armbruster (TEN16 Press)

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Enslaved, Indentured, Free: Five Black Women on the Upper Mississippi, 1800-1850

by Mary Elise Antoine (Wisconsin Historical Society Press)

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Nonfiction – Humor

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Stories Savory and Sweet

by Margie Zats (Nodin Press)

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Raising Bean

by W.S. Penn (Wayne State University Press)

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Nonfiction – Inspiration

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Be Nice. The End. Simple Wisdom of the Playground Kids

by Bryan Skavnak – author Wendy Kieffer Shragg – illustrator (Wise Ink)

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Welcoming All That We Are

by Billie Rogers, MA, MFT & Cassandra Vieten, PhD (Kirk House Publishers)

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10 Things Your Soul Guides Want You to Know

by Sheyna Galyan (Soul Guides Books, an imprint of Yotzeret Publishing)

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Nonfiction – Nature

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Tending Iowa’s Land

by Cornelia Mutel (University of Iowa Press)

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Wisconsin Waters: The Ancient History of Lakes, Rivers, and Waterfalls

by Scott Spoolman (Wisconsin Historical Society Press)

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Meander North

by Marie Zhuikov (Nodin Press)

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Nonfiction – Recreation/Sports/Travel

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Chicago Tribune’s 50 Best Chicago Bears of All Time

by The Chicago Tribune Staff (Agate)

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The Gift of Green Time: 50 Ways for Families to Disconnect (and Reconnect) Outdoors – Lake Minnetonka

by Beverly Gillen (Beverly Gillen)

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Minor Treasures

by Stew Thornley (Nodin Press)

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Nonfiction – Religion/Philosophy

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Reading Black Books: How African American Literature Can Make Our Faith More Whole and Just

by Claude Atcho (Brazos Press)

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The Scandal of Holiness: Renewing Your Imagination in the Company of Literary Saints

by Jessica Hooten Wilson (Brazos Press)

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My Body Is Not a Prayer Request: Disability Justice in the Church

by Amy Kenny (Brazos Press)

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Nonfiction – Social Science/Political Science/Culture

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The Mystic Hand: How Central Banks Shaped the 21st Century Global Economy

by Johan Van Overtveldt (Agate)

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Using My Word Power: Advocating for a More Civilized Society

by Janice Ellis (USARiseUp, Inc.)

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Beacons in the Darkness: Hope and Transformation Among America’s Community Newspapers

by Dave Hoekstra (Agate)

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Fiction – Children’s

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MacKenzie’s Last Run

by Gayle Rosengren (Three Towers Press (imprint of HenschelHaus))

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Fearless

by Kristin F. Johnson (KFJ Books)

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Crossing the Pressure Line

by Laura Bird (Orange Hat Publishing)

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Fiction – Children’s picture books

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The Clever Wife: A Kyrgyz Folktale

by Rukhsana Khan (Wisdom Tales Press)

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Zen and The Ten Oxhherding Pictures

by Demi (Wisdom Tales Press)

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Fred & Mavis

by Kurt Becker (Kurt Becker)

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Fiction – Fantasy/SciFi/Horror/Paranormal

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Sister of Grendel

by Susan Thurston (Calumet Editions)

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The Cord

by Jim O’Loughlin (BHCPress)

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In the Heart of the Garden Is a Tomb

by Joe Pawlowski (Joe Pawlowski)

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Fiction – Literary/Contemporary/Historical

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Sing Her Name

by Rosalyn Story (Agate)

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Still True

by Maggie Ginsberg (University of Wisconsin Press)

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Muskeg

by Carla Hagen (Calumet Editions)

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Fiction – Mystery/Thriller

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The Girl in Duluth

by Sigrid Brown (Sigrid Brown)

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The Lost Dragon Murder

by Michael Allan Mallory (Michael Allan Mallory)

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Driftless Deceit

by Sue Berg (Little Creek Press)

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Fiction – Short Story/Anthology

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Twain Illustrated

by Mark Twain/Jerome Tiller (ArtWrite Productions imprint Adapted Classics)

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Tall Short Stories from the Mind of Garbo

by Chuck “Garbo” Hajinian (Calumet Editions)

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Rogue Artists

by Edited by E.D.E. Bell (Atthis Arts)

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Fiction – Young Adult

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If Anything Happens I Love You

by Will McCormack, Michael Govier, Youngran Nho (illustrator) (Andrews McMeel Publishing)

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Scratched

by Julie Stielstra (Julie Stielstra / Little Fox Press)

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Kadyia and the Dragon Tamers

by Taylor Staples (Kirk House Publishers)

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Poetry and Graphic Novels – Debut

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Never Catch Me

by Darius Simpson (Button Poetry)

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The Birthday of the Dead

by Rachel Abramowitz (Conduit Books & Ephemera )

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American Sex Tape

by Jameka Williams (University of Wisconsin Press)

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Poetry and Graphic Novels – General

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Psych Murders

by Stephanie Heit (Wayne State University Press)

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I’ll Fly Away

by Rudy Francisco (Button Poetry)

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Cotton Candy: Poems Dipped Out of the Air

by Ted Kooser (University of Nebraska Press)

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Poetry and Graphic Novels – Regional

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Field Notes

by Margaret Rogal (North Dakota State University Press)

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Geosmin

by Catherine Young (Water’s Edge Press LLC)

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Design – Cover Design

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Yeti Needs A Haircut

by Angela Halgrimson (Beavers Pond Press/Angela Halgrimson) Angela Halgrimson/Brian Barber

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Light Waves: Abstract Photographs of Reflections from Lake Superior

by Craig Blacklock (Blacklock Photography Gallery) Craig Blacklock

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Japanese Folktales

by Kathie Goodale (Cole Dixon Publishing LLC) Laura Paulisich, Dan Murphy, Nick Gorski, Bill Prendergast

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Design – Illustration

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Yeti Needs A Haircut

by Angela Halgrimson (Beavers Pond Press/Angela Halgrimson) Angela Halgrimson/Brian Barber

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Fred & Mavis

by Kurt Becker (Kurt Becker) Joana Félix Mink

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Light Waves: Abstract Photographs of Reflections from Lake Superior

by Craig Blacklock (Blacklock Photography Gallery) Craig Blacklock

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Design – Interior Design

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Little Bear: An Inuit Folktale

by Dawn Casey (Wisdom Tales Press) Amanda Hall illustrator

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The Clever Wife: A Kyrgyz Folktale

by Rukhsana Khan (Wisdom Tales Press) Ayesha Gamiet

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Minor Treasures

by Stew Thornley (Nodin Press) John Toren

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Design – Total Book Design

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Light Waves: Abstract Photographs of Reflections from Lake Superior

by Craig Blacklock (Blacklock Photography Gallery) Craig Blacklock

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Japanese Folktales

by Kathie Goodale (Cole Dixon Publishing LLC) Laura Paulisich, Dan Murphy, Nick Gorski, Bill Prendergast

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Heidi Kumao: Real and Imagined

by Heidi Kumao (Maize Books, Michigan Publishing)

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