See below for the list of 2021 winners in the REGIONAL category, for books with a copyright date of 2020. Click here to watch the Gold and Silver winner speeches.

Rooted in the Hood: An Intimate Portrait of New York City's Community Gardens
2021 Gold Winner

Author: Anna A. Angelidakis

Publisher: ORO Editions

ISBN: 978-1-943532-76-6

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Rooted in the Hood is a photo essay celebrating the community gardens of New York City and the people who create, cultivate, and enjoy them. This is a book about ordinary people, dreamers, and visionaries rising against these unsafe conditions, and slowly creating small havens for the community.

Colorful Chicago - Explore & Color
2021 Silver Winner

Author: Laura Lahm, illustrated by Retsu Takahashi

Publisher: Colorful Cities, LLC

ISBN: 978-0-9898972-4-2

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Colorful Chicago – Explore & Color part travel guide, part coloring book! Follow the map from OZ Park to the Robie House, with many stops in between -or- explore from home with whimsical illustrations. Since parks make cities great, a portion of sales are donated to the Chicago Parks Foundation.

Walking Flagstaff: A Photo Journal by George Breed
2021 Silver Winner

Author: George Breed

Publisher: Soulstice Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-7331887-7-7

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At 71, George Breed picked up a camera and began exploring the streets, paths, and back alleyways of Flagstaff, Arizona. This collection of his images and words captures the essence of a singular town, reflecting the quirky vision of an attentive artist who finds meaning and connection everywhere he looks.


See below for the list of 2020 winners in the REGIONAL category, for books with a copyright date of 2019.

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Great Storms of the Jersey Shore, 2nd Edition
2020 Gold Winner

Authors: Larry Savdove, Margaret Thomas Buchholz, and Scott Mazzella

Publisher: Down The Shore Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-59322-123-2

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Illustrated with dramatic images, this oversize hardcover about living on the edge includes all historic storms, extreme coastal weather, and an afterword on climate change.

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Faces & Places of Cashiers Valley
2020 Silver Winner

Interviews & Photos: Tim Barnwell

Publisher: Cashiers Historical Society

ISBN: 978-0-578-43415-5

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The book is a celebration of the power of story. It consists of the history of Cashiers Valley with vintage photographs and a collection by famed North Carolina photographer, Tim Barnwell, of oral histoires and photographs of citizens of Cashiers Valley and the places they treasure.

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To Live on Lafayette Square: Society & Politics in the President's Neighborhood
2020 Silver Winner

Author: William Seale

Publisher: The White House Historical Association

ISBN: 978-1-950273-03-4

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This publication from historian William Seale details the rich history of what was once the most fashionable neighborhood in Washington—Lafayette Square—just across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House.

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