Get ready to bust out those library cards. On May 21, the winners of the Colorado Book Awards were announced. Among the selection are a biography of Theodore Roosevelt, a primer in counting via the weird world of octopuses (and their three hearts and nine brains), and a history of Colorado.
The winners of the awards, hosted by Colorado Humanities, include:
Found: Short Stories by Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, edited by Mario Acevedo (RMFW Press)
Rough Riders: Theodore Roosevelt, His Cowboy Regiment, and the Immortal Charge Up San Juan Hill, by Mark Lee Gardner (William Morrow)
Octopuses One to Ten, by Ellen Jackson, illustrations by Robin Page (Beach Lane Books)
The Man Who Thought He Owned Water: On the Brink With American Farms, Cities, and Food, by Tershia d'Elgin (University Press of Colorado)
Breaking Wild: A Novel, by Diane Les Becquets (Berkley Books)
Colorado Then & Now, by Grant Collier (Collier Publishing, LLC)
Amaryllis and Other Stories, by Carrie Vaughn (Fairwood Press)
Coyote Valley: Deep History in the High Rockies, by Thomas G. Andrews (Harvard University Press)
Waiting for Augusta, by Jessica Lawson (Simon & Schuster)
13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl, by Mona Awad (Penguin Books)
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Blood on the Tracks, by Barbara Nickless (Thomas & Mercer)
Post-: Poems, by Wayne Miller (Milkweed Editions)
Revelation: A Thriller, by Carter Wilson (Oceanview Publishing)
Young Adult Literature
Beneath Wandering Stars, by Ashlee Cowles (Merit Press)