2020 Winners


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

The Alchemy of Noise: A Novel

Author: Lorraine Devon Wilke

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 978-1-63152-559-9

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An interracial couple finds their new relationship shattered by an unexpected arrest in a provocative drama that asks if love can bridge the distance between two Americas.

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

Author: Denise K. Lajimodiere

Publisher: North Dakota State University Press

ISBN: 978-1-946163-10-3

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Stringing Rosaries is an exploration of experiences of Native Americans at boarding schools in the Northern Plains region of the United States from 1921–1986.

Threads Around the World: From Arabian Weaving to Batik in Zimbabwe

Author: Deb Brandon

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-7643-5650-6

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Handmade textiles are personal, no matter where they’re created. These photos and explanations of 25 diverse world cultures’ techniques vividly share the details. Come explore!

True Colors: World Masters of Natural Dyes and Pigments

Author: Keith Recker

Publisher: Thrums Books

ISBN: 978-1-7335108-5-1

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True Colors presents the work and vision of twenty-six natural dye artists from around the world, opening a window into their culture, their lives, and the power of color.

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