Wyoming Book Awards Nominees Announced for 2022-23

May 17, 2022

The Wyoming Library Association’s three book awards committees have announced the nominees for 2022-23. Three book awards are given: the Soaring Eagle (grades 7-12), Indian Paintbrush (grades 4-6), and Buckaroo (grades K-3). These provide an opportunity for the youth of Wyoming to read and select favorite books and to honor the authors of those books.

Learn more and find links to materials for participation on the Wyoming Book Awards page.

The Soaring Eagle Committee is pleased to announce the nominated titles for 2022-2023. Stay tuned for additional resources, but here is the list.

Soaring Eagle logoSoaring Eagle Nominees

  • You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
  • Gone to the Woods by Gary Paulsen
  • I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys
  • Blade of Secrets by Tricia Levenseller
  • Paul, Big and Small by David Glen Robb
  • Hold Back the Tide by Melinda Salisbury
  • You’ll Be the Death of Me by Karen McManus
  • Me (Moth) by Amber McBride
  • Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer
  • The Similars by Rebecca Hanover

Indian Paintbrush logoIndian Paintbrush Nominees

  • Ban This Book by Alan Gratz
  • The Beatryce Prophecy by Kate DiCamillo
  • Efren Divided by Ernesto Cisneros
  • History Smashers: Mayflower by Kate Messner
  • Linked by Gordon Korman
  • My Life as a Potato by Arianne Costner
  • Scary Stories for Young Foxes by Christian McKay Heidicker
  • Starfish by Lisa Fipps
  • Switched by Bruce Hale
  • When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson/Omar Mohamed

Buckaroo logoBuckaroo Award Nominees

  • Dear Librarian by Lydia Sigwarth
  • Dragonboy by Fabio Napoleoni
  • Encounter by Brittany Luby
  • Facts vs. Opinions vs. Robots by Michael Rex
  • King of the Birds by Elisa Gravel
  • A Little Bit Brave by Nicola Kinnear
  • The Sequoia Lives On by Joanna Cooke
  • Snail Crossing by Corey Tabor
  • Sorry (Really Sorry) by Joanna Colter
  • This Way, Charlie by Caron Levis

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