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Jane Geske Award

The Nebraska Center for the Book annually presents this award to an organization, business, library, school, association, or other group that has made an exceptional contribution to literacy, books, reading, libraries, or Nebraska literature. More...

2021 Award Recipient
Kearney Literacy Council

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Mildred Bennett Award

This award is given to an individual who provides leadership and service in the promotion of Nebraska literature. More...

2021 Award Recipient
Rebecca Faber

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Nebraska Book Awards

The Nebraska Book Awards program, sponsored by the Nebraska Center for the Book (NCB), recognizes and honors books that are written by Nebraska authors, published by Nebraska publishers, set in Nebraska or concerning Nebraska. More...

2022 (23rd annual) for books published in 2021

Children's Best Continuing Series
George Meets His Match, by Kristin Bauer Ganoung
Illustrated by K. E. Gadeken
Publisher: Prairieland Press
Youth Book
Rhinos in Nebraska: The Amazing Discovery of the Ashfall Fossil Beds, by Alison Pearce Stevens
Illustrated by Matt Huynh
Publisher: Godwin Books, Henry Holt Company
Cover and Design
After One Hundred Winters: In Search of Reconciliation on America's Stolen Lands by Margaret D. Jacobs
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Illustration
Rhinos in Nebraska: The Amazing Discovery of the Ashfall Fossil Beds by Alison Pearce Stevens
Illustrated by Matt Huynh
Publisher: Godwin Books, Henry Holt Company
Fiction
The Perfume Thief by Timothy Schaffert
Publisher: Doubleday
Nonfiction Biography
The Only Wonderful Things: The Creative Partnership of Willa Cather & Edith Lewis by Melissa J. Homestead
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Nonfiction Biograpy Honor
Time in the Wilderness: The Formative Years of John "Black Jack" Pershing in the American West by Dr. Tim McNeese
Publisher: Potomac Books
Nonfiction Health and Fitness
Fuel Your Body: How to Cook and Eat for Peak Performance by Angie Asche
Publisher: Agate Publishing
Nonfiction Natural History
Rhinos in Nebraska: The Amazing Discovery of the Ashfall Fossil Beds by Alison Pearce Stevens
Illustrated by Matt Huynh
Publisher: Godwin Books, Henry Holt Company
Nonfiction Nebraska as Place
Nebraska Golf: Out of the Shadows by Stu Pospisil
Publisher: Omaha World Herald
Nonfiction Popular History
Patient Zero: A Curious History of the World's Worst Diseases by Lydia Kang and Nate Pedersen
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
Poetry
The Way of Things by Shannon Vesely
Publisher: Rogue Faculty Press
Poetry Honor
Unholy Heart by Grace Bauer
The Backwaters Press
Special Poetry
More in Time: A Tribute to Ted Kooser by Jessica Poli, Marco Abel, Timothy Schaffert
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

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Other awards

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