The 2019 Indian Paintbrush Awards have been announced More than 900 Wyoming students in grades 4-6 voted on these as their favorites for the year:
- Winner: The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
- First runner up: Restart by Gordon Korman
- Second runner up: Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling
The Wyoming Library Association and the Wyoming State Literacy Association jointly sponsor three awards: the Buckaroo Book Award for children in grades K-3, the Indian Paintbrush Book Award for children in grades 4-6, and the Soaring Eagle Book Award for youth in grades 7-12. The purpose of these awards is to provide an opportunity for the youth of Wyoming to read and select favorite books and to honor the authors of those books.