Indian Paintbrush Book Award

Sponsored by the Wyoming Library Association and the Wyoming State Literacy Association, the Indian Paintbrush Book Award provides the opportunity for Wyoming youth in grades 4-6 to select a favorite book and honor its author. Its purpose is to help Wyoming students in grades 4-6:

  • Become acquainted with the best contemporary authors. 
  • Become aware of the qualities that make a good book. 
  • Set a goal to read at least three good books. 
  • To honor an author whose books Wyoming students have enjoyed.

 For more information, contact the Wyoming Indian Paintbrush Book Award Committee.

 2021-2022 Indian Paintbrush Winners

1st Runner-up

2nd Runner-up

New Kid by Jerry Craft
Wildfire by W.R. Philbrick
A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry

Past Winners and Nominees

2022-2023 Indian Paintbrush Nominees:

Cisneros, Ernesto - Efren Divided
Costner, Arianne - My Life as a Potato
DiCamillo, Kate - The Beatryce Prophecy
Fipps, Lisa - Starfish
Gratz, Alan - Ban This Book
Hale, Bruce - Switched
Heidicker, Christian McKay - Scary Stories for Young Foxes
Jamieson, Victoria and Omar Mohamed - When Stars Are Scattered
Korman, Gordon - Linked
Messner, Kate - History Smashers: Mayflower