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Sponsored by the Wyoming Library Association and the Wyoming State Reading Council, the Soaring Eagle Book Award will provide the opportunity for Wyoming youth in grades 7-12 to select a favorite book and honor its author.

Its purpose is to help Wyoming students in grades 4-7:

  • Become acquainted with the best contemporary authors
  • Become aware of the qualities that make a good book
  • Choose the best rather than the mediocre
  • Set a goal to read at least three good books
  • To honor an author whose books Wyoming students have enjoyed.

Indian Paintbrush Book Award Links

Indian Paintbrush 2018-2019 Packet
2019 Indian Paintbrush Labels - Indian Paintbrush Nominee Checklist
WLA Book Awards Main Page - includes voting and nomination information and forms.

Past Winners & Nominees by Author or Date (requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader)

2017-2018 Indian Paintbrush Award Winners

Winner1st Runner-up2nd Runner-up

Alexander, Kwame:
The Crossover

Sara Pennypacker:

Barbara O'Connor:


2018-2019 Indian Paintbrush Award Nominees

Daniel Brown: 
The Boys in the Boat
 Brandon Mull:
 Jason Reynolds:
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Cynthia Lord:
Half a Chance
Dusti Bowling:
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus
Thanhha Lai: 
Listen Slowly
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Gordon Korman:
Margaret Peterson Haddix:
Under Their Skin
Kimberly Bradley:
The War That Saved My Life
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Katherine Applegate:
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