Book Notes, June 27, 2010

Colorado Book Awards announced

A book of short stories by a Grand Valley teacher and author among those given Colorado Book Awards by the Colorado Humanities and Center for the Book.

“The Radio Magician and Other Stories” by James Van Pelt received an award in the category of Genre fiction — mystery/thriller & science fiction/fantasy.

There were 146 books entered in the Colorado Book Awards’ 13 categories.

Here are the titles and authors of the other books to recently receive Colorado Book Awards.

Anthology/collection — “A Dozen on Denver: Stories” by Rocky Mountain News (editor)

Biography — “Rosalie Edge, Hawk of Mercy: The Activist Who Saved Nature from the Conservationists” by Dyana Z. Furmansky.

Children’s literature — “Grandmother, Have the Angels Come?” by Denise Vega, illustrate by Erin Eitter Kono.

Creative nonfiction — “Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America” by Helen Thorpe.

General nonfiction — “Voices of the American West” by Corinne Platt and Meredith Ogilby.

General fiction — Historical & Romance — “A Land Beyond Ravens: Book 4 of the Macsen’s Treasure Series” by Kathleen Cunningham Guler.

History — “First Kill Your Family: Child Soldiers of Uganda and the Lord’s Resistance Army” by Peter Eichstaedt.

Juvenile literature — “Artsy-Fartsy: An Aldo Zelnick Comic Novel” by Karla Oceanak, illustrated by Kenddra Spanjer.

Literary fiction — “Spoon” by Robert Greer.

Pictorial — “Phlogs: Journey to the Heart of the Human Predicament” by George Stranahan and Nicole Beinstein Strait.

Poetry — “Theory of Mind: New & Selected Poems” by Bin Ramke.

Young adult literature — “The Indigo Notebook” by Laura Resau.


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