2020 Winners

New York City Big Book Award

The Measure of Ella
by Toni Bird Jones
African American
Young Kap
by Kingsley Osei
Alternative Medicine
The Cannabis Prescription: How to Use Medical Marijuana to Reduce or Replace Pharmaceutical Medications by Colleen Higgins R.Ph.
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Molly Gets Her Wheels
by Sherry Carnahan
The Chimpanzee Chronicles: Stories of Heartbreak and Hope from Behind the Bars
by Debra Rosenman
The Art of Symeon Shimin Tonia Shimin
The Art of Symeon Shimin
by Tonia Shimin
by Andrew Avner
7 Years on the Front Line: True Stories and Tough Lessons about a Small Business that You Won't Learn in a Classroom by Sarah Y. Tse
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ALBRIGHT: The Life and Times of John J. Albright
by Mark Goldman
Book Cover Design-Childrens Picture Books
Yazzy's Amazing Yarn
by Cathey Nickell
Book Cover Design Fiction
Cry of an Osprey
by Angie Vancise
Book Interior Design Nonfiction
The Telling Image: Shapes of Changing Times
by Lois Stark
Business-Entrepreneurship & Sm Bus
The End of Marketing: Humanizing Your Brand in the Age of Social Media and AI
by Carlos Gil
Rapid Growth, Done Right: Lead, Influence and Innovate for Success
by Val Wright
The WOW Factor Workplace: How to Create a Best Place to Work Culture
by Deb Boelkes
Women of Color in Tech: A Blueprint for Inspiring and Mentoring the Next Generation of Technology Innovators by Susanne Tedrick
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Through the Rabbit Hole, Navigating the Maze of Providing Care
by Trish Laub
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Chapter Books
Bruce Rougraff
Gerome's Rainbow
by Stephanie Logsdon
Oink and Gobble and the Missing Cupcakes
by Norman Whaler
Big City Magic: Uncover the Secret of the Big Apple
by Jeanne Bender (Author), Kate Willows (Illustrator)
Beijing: A Symmetrical City
by Dawu Yu
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Grumpy the Iguana
by Susan Marie Chapman
Childrens-Fiction Series
Valentino The Love Bunny
Book Series
by Margarita Fairbanks
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Reece's Timeless Tales
by N. Reece Ho-Sheffield
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Coffee Table Book
The Telling Image: Shapes of Changing Times
by Lois Stark
Creating the Sweet World of White House Desserts: A Pastry Chef's Secrets
by Roland Mesnier with Mark Ramsdell
Recipes from the President’s Ranch: Food People Like to Eat
by Matthew Wendel
Zero Waste Sewing - 16 projects to make, wear and enjoy
by Elizabeth M Haywood
Crime Fiction
The Unseen
by Lisa Towles
Cross Genre
Soul Seeker
by Kaylin McFarren
Current Events
Saving Free Speech … from Itself.
by Thane Rosenbaum
Dream Big
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Death & Dying
Victorious Heart
by Kim Peacock
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Death & Dying-Childrens
The Magic Swamp
by J.T. Alexandry
The Buddha at My Table: How I Found Peace in Betrayal and Divorce
by Tammy Letherer
The Ever After Life of the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales
by Martha Ann Brueggeman Ph.D (Author), Nathan Ruff (Illustrator)
The Silent Killer Below: Hunting and Healing Geopathic Stress
by Robert Egby
Epic Fantasy
Trine Rising: The Kinderra Saga, Book 1
by C.K. Donnelly
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 36
Editor: David Farland
General Fiction
Cooperative Lives
by Patrick Finegan
Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 2, 2nd Edition: Water-Harvesting Earthworks by Brad Lancaster
Perfectly Paired: The Love Affair Behind Silver Oak Cellars
by Bonny Meyer
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Health / Fitness
A Nation of Unwell: What's Gone Wrong?
by Kristine Gedroic, MD, and Valerie Latona
Historical Fiction
The Lost Years of Billy Battles
by Ronald E. Yates
by Lis Anna-Langston
Home & Garden
Amen to the Garden: Dandelions to Dinner
by Kim Cataldo Thompson
by Daniel O'Connor
Humor (YA Poltical Satire)
The Out Crowd
by Michael Kirby
Out of the Bronx, a Memoir
by Irene Sardanis
Juvenile Fiction
Aline and the Blue Bottle
by Carolina Ugaz-Morán
Engage X Lead = Transform
by Samir Asaf
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Legal Thriller
The Safecracker
by James Garrison
Broken Places
by R. Anthony Martin
LGBTQIA Nonfiction
Lately Lesbian
by J. D. Simmons
Literary Fiction
The Wind Queen
by Elizabeth Anne Thompson
Marketing & Public Relations
The Apology Impulse: How the Business World Ruined Sorry and Why We Can’t Stop Saying It
by Cary Cooper, Sean O'Meara
Breaking Cadence: One Woman's War Against the War
by Rosa del Duca
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Military Fiction
Far Away Bird
by Douglas A. Burton
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Military Nonfiction
Brothers in Arms: Remembering Brothers Buried Side by Side in American World War II Cemeteries
by Kevin M. Callahan
Mind, Body, Spirit
Embodying Soul: A Return to Wholeness
by Keri Mangis
The Rock and Roll Rolex
by Cathy Kreutter
Preacher Finds a Corpse: An Evan Wycliff Mystery
by Gerald Everett Jones
The Undersea Art of Indonesia
by Charles E. Rawlings, MD, JD
New Fiction (First-time published)
Tupelo Honey
by Lis Anna-Langston
New Nonfiction
Placebocracy And Other Ailments; A Classical Liberal Take On America Today
by Mark J. Hartwig
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Independent Press Award
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Courageous Communication: How Codependence Is Making Your Nonprofit Brand Boring and What To Do About It
by Maryanne Dersch
Paranormal Thriller
House of the Shrieking Woman: A Sarah Greene Supernatural Mystery
by Steven Ramirez
Parenting and Family
Heroic Parenting: An Essential Guide to Raising Safe, Savvy, Confident Kids
by CJ Scarlet
Performing Arts
Growing Up Between Stops on the A-train : A Memoir
by Jennifer Y. Johnson-Garcia
Personal Growth
The Meaning of Life: A guide to finding your life's purpose
by Nathanael Garrett Novosel
The Telling Image: Shapes of Changing Times
by Lois Stark
Picture Books: All Ages
Just Because...: A Story Book About Self-Acceptance
by C.M. Harris
Picture Books: Ages 4-8
Finding Om
by Rashmi Bismark
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Picture Books: Preschool
Our Trip to the Zoo
by Victor Teran
Homespun Mercies
by DJ Hill
Preteen Fiction
Simone LaFray and the Chocolatiers' Ball
by S.P. O'Farrell
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Equine Law and Horse Sense
by Julie I. Fershtman
Conquer Your Karmic Relationships: Heal Spiritual Trauma to Open Your Heart and Restore Your Soul
by Tracee Dunblazier
Religion: Fiction
Meeting Mara Sloan
by Patrick M. Garry
Religion: Nonfiction
Leadership with a Servant's Heart: Leading through Personal Relationships
by Kevin Wayne Johnson
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Community of Marta
by Stan E. Fairchild
Sales & Marketing
Brand Storytelling: Put Customers at the Heart of Your Brand Story
Miri Rodriguez
Science Fiction
by B.T. Keaton
Self Help: General
The Simplicity Principle: Six Steps Towards Clarity in a Complex World
by Julia Hobsbawm
Self Help: Motivational
A Year of Living Kindly: Choices That Will Change Your Life and the World Around You
by Donna Cameron
Self Help: Spiritual
Illumination of the shadow: Ancestral Wisdom from the past for the future
by Anthea Durand
Short Stories
Once Removed: Stories
by Colette Sartor
Small Books
Lessons from the Ledge: A Little Book About Big Stuff
by Nancy Jo Nelson (Author), Nancy L Erickson (Editor)
Social/Political Change
Saving Free Speech … from Itself.
by Thane Rosenbaum
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Giving God Ultimate Love: Over-The-Top Mega Love
by Bukky Agboola
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Sports: Nonfiction
Stronger: From Trials to Triathlete to Triumphant
by Lindsey Jacobs
The Ninth Session
by Deborah Serani
Blockchain or Die: Learn to Profit From Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains
by Eric L. Guthrie, Esq.
The Circle
by Stephen J. Galgon
Exploring Wine Regions – Bordeaux France
by Michael C. Higgins, PhD
True Crime
His Garden: Conversations with a Serial Killer
by Anne K Howard
Western Fiction
The Last Orphan
by Jeffrey Lowder
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Women's Fiction
Child Bride
by Jennifer Smith Turner
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World History - Series
HIDDEN WOMEN: A History of Europe, Celts and Freedom
by Jacqueline Widmar Stewart
World History - Series
HIDDEN WOMEN: Celtic Burgundy & Europe
by Jacqueline Widmar Stewart
World History - Series
HIDDEN WOMEN: Frankish Splendor & Valor in Celtic Europe
by Jacqueline Widmar Stewart
Writing & Publishing
The Memoir Midwife: Nine Steps to Self-Publish Your Book (2nd Edition)
by Stacy Dymalski
Young Adult Fiction
Children of the Knight
by Michael J. Bowler
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