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Congratulations 2022 Book Award Winners & Finalists

Fiction

WINNER

Seeking Fortune Elsewhere: Stories by Sindya Bhanoo

FINALISTS

The Family Izquierdo by Rubén Degollado

The Last Karankawas by Kimberly Garza

Perish by LaToya Watkins

Four Treasures of the Sky by Jenny Tinghui Zhang

DISCOVERY PRIZE WINNER

Country of Origin by Dalia Azim

Nonfiction

WINNER

Let Me Count the Ways: A Memoir by Tomás Q. Morín

FINALISTS

Plagues & Pencils: A Year of Pandemic Sketches by Edward Carey

Taste: A Book of Small Bites by Jehanne Dubrow

Unsettled Land: From Revolution to Republic, the Struggle for Texas by Sam W. Haynes

More City than Water: A Houston Flood Atlas by Lacy M. Johnson and Cheryl Beckett

The Light We Give: How Sikh Wisdom Can Transform Your Life by Simran Jeet Singh

DISCOVERY PRIZE WINNER

Undocumented Motherhood: Conversations on Love, Trauma, and Border Crossing by Elizabeth Farfán-Santos

Poetry

WINNER

Girl’s Guide to Leaving by Laura Villareal

FINALISTS

Your Emergency Contact Has Experienced an Emergency by Chen Chen

Copy by Dolores Dorantes, translated by Robin Myers

BloodFresh by Ebony Stewart

DISCOVERY PRIZE WINNER

How to Identify Yourself with a Wound by KB Brookins

Middle Grade / Young Adult

WINNER

Breathe and Count Back from Ten by Natalia Sylvester

FINALISTS

This is Why They Hate Us by Aaron H. Aceves

Echoes of Grace by Guadalupe García McCall

A Forgery of Roses by Jessica S. Olson

This Golden State by Marit Weisenberg

Worser by Jennifer Ziegler

DISCOVERY PRIZE WINNER

Hello, Goodbye by Kate Stollenwerck

Picture Book

WINNER

Building an Orchestra of Hope: How Favio Chavez Taught Children to Make Music from Trash by Carmen Oliver

FINALISTS

Moving Forward: From Space-Age Rides to Civil Rights Sit-Ins with Airman Alton Yates by Chris Barton

The Poem Forest: Poet W.S. Merwin and the Palm Tree Forest He Grew from Scratch by Carrie Fountain

Dolly!: The Story of Dolly Parton and Her Big Dream by Robyn McGrath

A Life of Service: The Story of Senator Tammy Duckworth by Christina Soontornvat

DISCOVERY PRIZE WINNER

Fridge-Opolis by Melissa Coffey