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Minnesota Book Awards
Although these local authors did not win a Minnesota Book Award, their nomination is proof of how wonderful these books are! Check out The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library site for more details. Check the Winners list for more titles.
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  Cover Art: Four to the Pole!: the American Women's Expedition to Antartica 1992-93 Four to the Pole!: the American Women's Expedition to Antartica 1992-93
Includes primary source journals of team members such as Ann Bancroft of the American Women's Expedition (AWE) supplemented by material from AWE newsletters, transcribed tapes made for AWE, letters from family members, and poems quoted by the team members.
84 p. 2001
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The World According to Dog: Poems and Teen Voices The World According to Dog: Poems and Teen Voices
A collection of the poems about dogs is accompanied by essays by young people about the dogs in their lives.
71 p. 2003
Teen Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Boy V. Girl?: How Gender Shapes Who We are What We Want and How We Get Along Abrahams, George
Boy V. Girl?: How Gender Shapes Who We are What We Want and How We Get Along
What does it really mean to be a boy or a girl? This book invites young readers to examine gender roles and stereotypes, overcome barriers, and be themselves.
194 p. 2002
Teen Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Split Avasthi, Swati
Split
A teenaged boy thrown out of his house by his abusive father goes to live with his older brother, who ran away from home years ago to escape the abuse.
282 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: An Early Winter Bauer, Marion Dane
An Early Winter
When eleven-year-old Tim's beloved grandfather develops Alzheimer's Disease, Tim tries to restore and save him by taking him out for a fishing adventure at the pond, but the outing turns into a disaster.
120 p. 1999
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Wolf Shadows Casanova, Mary
Wolf Shadows
When his best friend illegally shoots a wolf while hunting in Northern Minnesota, twelve-year-old Seth struggles to determine whether their friendship can survive their different ideas.
127 p. 1997
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Alison Rules Clark, Catherine
The Alison Rules
Alison tries to deal with the pain of her mother's death by sticking to rules until charming Patrick moves to town, and then she learns that no matter what, life still happens to you.
264 p. 2004
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Billie Standish Was Here Crocker, Nancy
Billie Standish Was Here
When the river jeopardizes the levee and most of the town leaves, Miss Lydia--an elderly neighbor--and Billie form a friendship that withstands tragedy and time.
281 p. 2007
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Sky Always Hears Me and the Hills Don't Mind Cronn-Mills, Kirstin
The Sky Always Hears Me and the Hills Don't Mind
Sixteen-year-old Morgan struggles with her growing attraction to a co-worker, her unsatisfactory relationship with her boyfriend, and with her own sexual orientation after a girlfriend is rumored to be gay.
281 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse a Princess Some Soup and a Spool of Thread DiCamillo, Kate
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse a Princess Some Soup and a Spool of Thread
The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.
267 p. 2003
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Blackwater Ben Durbin, William
Blackwater Ben
In the winter of 1898, a seventh-grade boy drops out of school to work with his father, the cook at Blackwater Logging Camp in Minnesota.
199 p. 2003
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: El Lector Durbin, William
El Lector
Bella always dreamed of being a lector, just like her Grandfather, who reads novels, political essays and union news to the workers in a cigar factory. However, circumstances force Bella to take a job to help support her family instead of getting the education she needs to be a lector.
195 p. 2006
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Lone Wolf Franklin, Kristine L.
Lone Wolf
When a large family moves into the house near where he and his father live in the woods, Perry's friendship with the oldest girl helps him come to terms with his sister's death and his parents' divorce.
220 p. 1997
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Invisible Hautman, Pete
Invisible
Doug and Andy are unlikely best friends--one a loner obsessed by his model trains, the other a popular student involved in football and theater--who grew up together and share a bond that nothing can sever.
149 p. 2005
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Rash Hautman, Pete
Rash
In a future society that has decided it would rather be safe than free, sixteen-year-old Bo's anger control problems land him in a tundra jail where he survives with the help of his running skills and an artificial intelligence program named Bork.
249 p. 2006
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Chasing Tail Lights Jones, Patrick
Chasing Tail Lights
Seventeen-year-old Christy wants only to finish high school and escape her Flint, Michigan, home, where she cooks, cleans, cares for her niece, and tries to fend off her half-brother, a drug dealer who has been abusing her since she was eleven.
294 p. 2007
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Marooned: the Strange but True Adventures of Alexander Selkirk the Real Robinson Crusoe Kraske, Robert
Marooned: the Strange but True Adventures of Alexander Selkirk the Real Robinson Crusoe
Marooned on a South Pacific island, Alexander Selkirk survived in complete solitude for more than four years. After his rescue in 1709 he became the real-life model for Daniel Defoe's novel Robinson Crusoe.
120 p. 2005
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Falling Boy McGhee, Alison
Falling Boy
After a mysterious accident leaves him paralyzed, sixteen-year-old Joseph finds himself living with his father in Minneapolis and working hot summer days in a bakery. What happened to the life he used to live? How did he come to be here?
194 p. 2007
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Crossing Paulsen, Gary
The Crossing
Fourteen-year-old Manny, a street kid fighting for survival in Ciudad Juarez, a Mexican border town, develops a strange friendship with an emotionally disturbed American soldier who decides to help him get across the border.
114 p. 1987
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Island Paulsen, Gary
The Island
Fifteen-year-old Wil discovers himself and the wonders of nature when he leaves home to live on an island in northern Wisconsin.
202 p. 1988
Teen Fiction Book
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