Westover, Orange ABA Indies Choice & Woodson Indie Champion Award Winners, Our Two New Picture Book Hall of Famers

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The American Booksellers Association (ABA) has announced the winners of the 2019 Indies Choice, E.B. White Read Aloud, and Indie Champion Awards. Our authors received two Indies Choice Awards, determined by independent booksellers from ABA member stores, selecting their favorite titles published last year, and casting their votes via online balloting. These booksellers also chose an Indie Champion Award and three new inductees into the Picture Book Hall of Fame, including two of our classic young readers titles. All prizes and honors will be presented and celebrated on Thursday, May 30, at the ABA Indies Choice Awards ceremony at BookExpo 2019 at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.


Book of the Year – Adult Nonfiction

EDUCATED: A Memoir by Tara Westover (Random House)


Book of the Year – Adult Debut

THERE THERE: A Novel by Tommy Orange (Knopf)


Indie Champion Award

Jacqueline Woodson

Picture Book Hall of Fame

WHY MOSQUITOES BUZZ IN PEOPLE’S EARS by Verna Aardema, Leo and Diane Dillon (illustrator) (Dial Books for Young Readers)

THE CIRCUS SHIP by Chris Van Dusen (Candlewick Press, a PRHPS client publisher)

Congratulations to our award winners and new hall of famers, their publishers, and our Sales colleagues, on the occasion of this special recognition from our valued bookseller partners.

A complete list of Indies Choice and E.B. White Read Aloud award winners as well as all of the Picture Book Hall of Fame inductees can be viewed here..

Posted: May 2, 2019