2012 Colorado Book Award Finalists

Congratulations to the 2012 Colorado Book Award Finalists

Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book are proud to announce the finalists in the 2012 Colorado Book Awards.


Climb: Tales of Man Versus Boulder, Crag, Wall and Peak, Edited by Kerry L. Burns and Cameron M. Burns, FalconGuides
Denver Inside and Out, Managing Editor, Steve Grinstead, History Colorado
Majesty: 100 Years of Colorado National Monument, edited by Laurena Mayne Davis, The Daily Sentinel


Helen Ring Robinson by Pat Pascoe, University Press of Colorado
The Man Who Never Died by William Adler, Bloomsbury
WD Farr by Daniel Tyler, University of Oklahoma Press

Children's Literature

Raj the Bookstore Tiger by Kathleen T. Pelley, Charlesbridge
Light Up the Night by Jean Reidy, Disney Hyperion
Young Henry and the Dragon by Jeanne Kaufman, Shenanigan Books

Creative Nonfiction

Breaking the Chain: How I Banned Chain Restaurants From My Diet and Went From Full to Fulfilled by Allyson Reedy
Dances in Two Worlds: A Writer-Artist's Backstory by Thordis Simonsen, The Fundamental Note
Finding Uri by Sandy Munro
How Delicate These Arches by David Feela, Raven's Eye Press

General Nonfiction

Math for Life by Jeffrey Bennett, Roberts and Company
The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook by Debora Robson, Storey Publishing
The Beekeeper's Lament by Hannah Nordhaus, Harper Perennial

Genre Fiction

Buried by the Roan by Mark Stevens, People's Press
Mercury's Rise by Ann Parker, Poisoned Pen Press
The Soul Mirror by Carol Berg, Penguin Group USA


Breaking the Ties that Bound: The Politics of Marital Strife in Late Imperial Russia by Barbara Alpern Engel, Cornell University Press
From Jars to the Stars: by Todd Neff, Earthview Media
The Beasts of the Buchenwald: Karl & Ilse Kock, Human-Skin Lampshades and the War-Crimes Trial of the Century by Flint Whitlock, Cable Publishing

Juvenile Literature

City of Orphans by Avi, Simon & Schuster
Letters to Jupiter by Peggy Tibbetts, Sisterhood Publications
Rescue in Poverty Gulch by Nancy Oswald, Filter Press, LLC

Literary Fiction

Kings of Colorado by David E. Hilton, Simon & Schuster
Safe Haven by Susan Dugan, Karat Publishing
The Bride's House by Sandra Dallas, St. Martin's Press
The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam


Elevated Perspective: The Paintings of Joellyn Duesberry by Joellyn T. Duesberry, Rose Fredrick Fine Arts Publishing
Serengeti: The Eternal Beginning
by Boyd Norton, Fulcrum Books
Thomas W. Benton: Artist/Activist
by Daniel Joseph Watkins, People's Press


Nevertheless by Wendy Videlock, Able Muse Press
Circle's Apprentice by Dan Beachy-Quick, Tupelo Press
Doubters and Dreamers by Janice Gould, The University of Arizona Press
Born to Be Blue by Tony Moffeit, Lummox Press

Young Adult Literature

Lucy Dakota: Adventures of a Modern Explorer Book 1 - Rocky Mountain Beginnings by Carol Sue Shride, My Piece of the Puzzle
Queen of Water by Laura Resau, Random House Children's Books
The Dragon, the Blade and the Thread: Book Three of the Star Trilogy by Donald Samson, AWSNA Publications