2020 Winners


Watch the following video to see which of the three finalists below won gold, and which won silver.

It's Okay to Say "They": Tips for Educator Allies of Transgender and Nonbinary Students

Author: Christy Whittlesey , PhD

Publisher: Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc.

ISBN: 978-1949595895

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This guide helps educators become better allies to transgender and nonbinary students by avoiding gendered language practices, designing inclusive curricula, and shaping conscientious school policies for students.

Raising Will: Surviving the Brilliance and Blues of ADHD

Author: Katherine Quie, PhD, LP

Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-63489-217-9

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"This memoir is the real deal. Read it. Laugh, cry, learn, fly, and discover the superpower embedded in the condition so misleadingly and inaccurately called ADHD." --Dr. Edward Hallowell, national ADHD expert and New York Times bestselling author

Step In, Step Up: Empowering Women for the School Leadership Journey

Author: Jane A.G. Kise and Barbara K. Watterston

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 978-1-943874-30-9

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This book guides women leaders through a twelve-week development journey to discover their personal leadership identity and overcome the gender barriers to leadership in education.

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