2020 Minnesota Book Awards Winners!


The winners for the 2020 Minnesota Book Awards were announced on Tuesday, April 28, in the first-ever virtual Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony.

2020 Winners


Children’s Literature

Sponsor: Books for Africa

A Map Into the World
By Kao Kalia Yang, illustrated by Seo Kim
Carolrhoda Books/Lerner Publishing Group*

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General Nonfiction

Sponsor: Brainfuse

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present
by David Treuer
Riverhead Books/Penguin Random House


Genre Fiction

Sponsor: Macalester College

Black Leopard, Red Wolf
By Marlon James
Riverhead Books/Penguin Random House


Memoir & Creative Nonfiction

Sponsor: Bradshaw Celebration of Life Centers

All the Wild Hungers
By Karen Babine
Milkweed Editions*

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Middle Grade Literature

Sponsor: Education Minnesota

The Line Tender
By Kate Allen
Dutton Children’s Books/Penguin Random House

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Minnesota Nonfiction

Slavery’s Reach: Southern Slaveholders in the North Star State
By Christopher P. Lehman
Minnesota Historical Society Press*

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Novel & Short Story

Sponsor: College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University

Evidence of V: A Novel in Fragments, Facts, and Fictions
by Sheila O’Connor
Rose Metal Press

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Sponsor: Wellington Management, Inc.

By Su Hwang
Milkweed Editions*

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Young Adult Literature

Sponsor: United Educators Credit Union

Catfishing on CatNet
By Naomi Kritzer
Tor Teen/Macmillan Publishing Group

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