The 2019 Soaring Eagle Award winners are here — the best YA reads as chosen by Wyoming students in grades 7-12:
- Winner: Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
- First Runner-Up: Projekt 1065 by Alan Gratz
- Second Runner-Up: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
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.