The Washington Center for the Book (an affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book administered by Washington State Library) has selected winners in seven categories for the 2023 Washington State Book Awards (WSBA) for outstanding books published by Washington authors in 2022.
Congratulations to the winners!
Red Paint: The Ancestral Autobiography of a Coast Salish Punk by Sasha taqʷšəblu LaPointe of Tacoma
Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century by Kim Fu of Seattle
The Wok: Recipes and Techniques by J. Kenji López-Alt of Seattle
(W.W. Norton & Company)
We Had Our Reasons: Poems by Ricardo Ruiz and Other Hardworking Mexicans from Eastern Washington by Ricardo Ruiz of Seattle
(Pulley Press | Poetry From Rural America)
2023 WSBA WINNERS: BOOKS FOR YOUTH CATEGORIES
How to Hug a Pufferfish by Ellie Peterson of Kirkland
(Roaring Brook Press)
Books for Young Readers
Jennifer Chan Is Not Alone by Tae Keller of Seattle
Books for Young Adult Readers
The Language of Seabirds by Will Taylor of Seattle
Click to see all the wonderful titles that were finalists.