2021 FINALISTS - COVER DESIGN: SMALL FORMAT, NONFICTION
See below for the list of 2021 finalists in the COVER DESIGN: SMALL FORMAT, NONFICTION category, for books with a copyright date of 2020. Register to attend the virtual award ceremony (May 11-14, 2021) to learn which book wins Gold.
Dwell: Celebrating the Arrival of Advent at Home
Author: Dexterity (cover design by Sarah Siegand)
This full-color gift book gives readers something to celebrate, combining beautiful images and a celebration of Advent at home. Moving through five different rooms of the home in five weeks, readers get biblical reflections, an Advent-related activity, and thoughtful prayer, each presented with cozy photos for the holiday season.
HumanKind: Changing the World One Small Act At a Time
Author: Brad Aronson (Morgan Krehbiel, Cover Designer)
Publisher: LifeTree Media
This heartwarming, feel-good book is filled with true stories about how one small deed can make a world of difference.
Stupid Black Girl: Essays from an American African
Author: Aisha Redux (cover design by Liz Frances and David DeWitt; cover art by Brianna McCarthy)
Publisher: Street Noise Books
A first-generation American, Aisha Redux uses her bold voice and unique point of view in this provocative collection. Through the lens of race, culture, gender, sexuality, and spirituality, Redux shares her experiences, observations, and evolving belief system. Named one of the Best Books for Young Adults of 2020 by Kirkus Reviews.
2020 WINNERS - COVER DESIGN: SMALL FORMAT, NONFICTION
See below for the list of 2020 winners in the COVER DESIGN: SMALL FORMAT, NONFICTION category, for books with a copyright date of 2019.
Bowing to Elephants: Tales of a Travel Junkie
2020 Gold Winner
Author: Mag Dimond
Publisher: She Writes Press
An unloved girl from San Francisco escapes a dysfunctional family and alcoholic mother and travels the world. She navigates depression and loss, ultimately finding connection in the larger world, and self-love through Buddhism.
Designing Victory, A Memoir: The Architect Who Dared, Dreamed, and Achieved International Acclaim
2020 Silver Winner
Author: Robert P. Madison, with Carlo Wolff
Publisher: Act 3 LLC
In his 96th year, a slave’s great-grandson recalls victories he designed over stifling bigotry, Nazism, and all who claim he will not succeed in architecture. How wrong they were.
Roses of the Prairie: The Artistry of Belle Mehus, Alma Mehus Studness, and Anne-Marit Studness Bergstrom
2020 Silver Winner
Author: Lawayne Leno
Publisher: Beaver's Pond Press
Roses of the Prairie is a story of three strong women who brought culture from the great music halls and artist studios of Europe to the Dakota plains.
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