Indian Paintbrush Book Award Book

Indian Paintbrush Book Award Book Lists

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.

2020-2021 Indian Paintbrush Winners

1st Runner-up

2nd Runner-up

 Hashimoto, Meika - The Trail
Palacio, R. J. - White Bird
Gratz, Alan - Refugee

Past Winners and Nominees by Author or Date

2021-2022 Indian Paintbrush Nominees:

The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson
The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden
New Kid by Jerry Craft
Us, in Progress: short stories about young Latinos by Lulu Delacre
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart
Out of Hiding: a Holocaust survivor’s journey to America by Ruth Gruener
Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly
A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry
Becoming Muhammad Ali by James Patterson & Kwame Alexander
Wildfire by W.R. Philbrick