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.

 2022-2023 Indian Paintbrush Winners

1st Runner-up

2nd Runner-up

Costner, Arianne - My Life as a Potato
Heidicker, Christian McKay - Scary Stories for Young Foxes
Gratz, Alan - Ban This Book

Past Winners and Nominees

2023-2024 Indian Paintbrush Nominees:

Applegate, Katherine - Odder
Barnett, Mac - Mac Undercover
Biel, Michael D. - Wreck at Ada's Reef
Cuevas,  Adrianna - Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez
Heiligman, Deborah - Torpedoed
Mbalia, Kwame - Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky
Patterson, James - Ali Cross
Pyron, Bobbie - Stay
Santat, Dan - Aquanaut
Warga, Jasmine - A Rover's Story