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Report to the Department of the Interior Winner of the 2016 WILLA Literary Award in Poetry from Women Writing the West

REPORT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR: Poems
Diane Glancy

Constructed as a series of reports to the Department of the Interior, these poems of grief, anger, defiance, and resistance focus on the oppressive educational system adopted by Indian boarding schools and the struggle Native Americans experienced to retain and honor traditional ways of life and culture.





Clovis Caches Winner of the 2015 Heritage Publication Award from the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division

Winner of the 2016 Southwest Book Design and Production Award for Cover and Jacket Design from the New Mexico Book Association

Winner of the 2015 Southwest Book Design and Production Award for Scholarly and Technical from the New Mexico Book Association

CLOVIS CACHES: Recent Discoveries and New Research
Edited by Bruce B. Huckell
Edited by J. David Kilby

This collection of essays investigates caches of Clovis tools, many of which have only recently come to light. The studies comprising this volume treat methodological and theoretical issues including the recognition of Clovis caches, Clovis lithic technology, mobility, and land use.





The Quotable Amelia Earhart Winner of the 2016 Southwest Book Design and Production Award for Gift Books from the New Mexico Book Association

THE QUOTABLE AMELIA EARHART
Edited by Michele Wehrwein Albion

This definitive resource provides a concise, documented collection of Earhart’s quotations so that her words, as well as her achievements, may inspire a new generation.





North American Hummingbirds Bronze Winner of the 2016 PubWest Book Design Award for Guide or Travel Book

NORTH AMERICAN HUMMINGBIRDS: An Identification Guide
George C. West

Designed to help birders and banders identify, age, and sex all seventeen species of hummingbirds found in North America, this is the only identification guide devoted entirely to hummingbirds that includes up-close, easy-to-use illustrations.





Garo Z. Antreasian  Bronze Winner of the 2016 PubWest Book Design Award for Adult Trade Book, Illustrated

GARO Z. ANTREASIAN: Reflections on Life and Art

Garo Z. Antreasian

Illustrating his drawings, paintings, and prints, this book reveals Antreasian as a major American artist.





Finding Abbey Winner of the 2015 National Outdoor Book Award for History/Biography

Winner of the 2016 Michael Hice Memorial Award from the New Mexico Book Association

Silver Winner of the 2016 PubWest Book Design Award for Adult Trade Book, Non-Illustrated 

FINDING ABBEY: The Search for Edward Abbey and His Hidden Desert Grave
Sean Prentiss

“Prentiss reveals the power of Ed Abbey’s lasting call to action, not just as a Monkey Wrencher, but also as an ethicist who lives by Ed’s own motto, ‘Follow the truth no matter where it leads.’”—Jack Loeffler, author of Adventures with Ed: A Portrait of Abbey





Irby Brown Gold Winner of the 2016 PubWest Book Design Award for Adult Trade Book, Illustrated

IRBY BROWN: Southwest Landscape Paintings

Richard Brunson
Edited by Joshua Falconer

Irby Brown showcases sixty of Brown’s finest landscape paintings, each in full color and on a full page.





The Hero Twins Winner of the 2016 Skipping Stones Honor Award for Multicultural and International Books

THE HERO TWINS: A Navajo-English Story of the Monster Slayers
Jim Kristofic
Illustrated by Nolan Karras James

Told in Navajo, the Diné language, and English, this story exists in many versions, and all demonstrate the importance of thinking, patience, persistence, bravery, and reverence.





Lo que mi abuela me dijo / What My Grandmother Told Me Winner of the 2016 Skipping Stones Honor Award for Multicultural and International Books

LO QUE MI ABUELA ME DIJO / WHAT MY GRANDMOTHER TOLD ME: Practical Wisdom from Spanish Proverbs and Sayings

Maria Paz Eleizegui Weir
Illustrated by Mahala Urra

Arranged by subjects, the dichos provide wisdom on topics such as childhood, work, strife, and love.





Roadside New Mexico Winner of the 2016 Heritage Publication Award from the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division

ROADSIDE NEW MEXICO: A Guide to Historic Markers
Revised and Expanded Edition
David Pike

This revised and expanded edition of Roadside New Mexico provides additional information about these sites and includes approximately one hundred new markers, sixty-five of which document the contribution of women to the history of New Mexico.





Native Women and Land Winner of the Beatrice Medicine Award for Scholarship in American Indian Studies from the Native American Literature Symposium

Winner of the 2015 Wordcraft Circle Honor and Award for Academic Book 

NATIVE WOMEN AND LAND: Narratives of Dispossession and Resurgence
Stephanie J. Fitzgerald

“What roles do literary and community texts and social media play in the memory, politics, and lived experience of those dispossessed?” Fitzgerald asks this question in her introduction and sets out to answer it in her study of literature and social media by (primarily) Native women who are writing about and often actively protesting against displacement caused both by forced relocation and environmental disaster.





Hoe, Heaven, and Hell Winner of the 2016 Fabiola Cabeza de Baca Award from the Historical Society of New Mexico

Winner of the 2015 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards for Biography—New Mexico Subject and Best Book on New Mexico

HOE, HEAVEN, AND HELL: My Boyhood in Rural New Mexico

Nasario García

In this account of his boyhood García writes unforgettably about his family’s village life, telling story after story, all of them true, and fascinating everyone interested in New Mexico history and culture.





A Civil War History of the New Mexico Volunteers and Militia Winner of the 2016 Fray Francisco Atanasio Domínguez Award from the Historical Society of New Mexico

A CIVIL WAR HISTORY OF THE NEW MEXICO VOLUNTEERS AND MILITIA
Jerry D. Thompson

Thompson draws on service records and numerous other archival sources that few earlier scholars have seen in this comprehensive work.





Amada's Blessings from the Peyote Gardens of South Texas
Winner of the Jim Parish Award for Documentation and Publication of Local and Regional History from the Webb County Heritage Foundation

Winner of the 2016 Peter C. Rollins Book Award for Popular Culture from the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

AMADA'S BLESSINGS FROM THE PEYOTE GARDENS OF SOUTH TEXAS
Stacy B. Schaefer

Schaefer's book weaves together the geography, biology, history, cultures, and religions that created the unique life of Mrs. Cardenas and the people she knew.





Moonshots and Snapshots of Project Apollo Winner of the Bronze Medal for Science in the 2016 Independent Publisher (IPPY) Book Awards

MOONSHOTS AND SNAPSHOTS OF PROJECT APOLLO: A Rare Photographic History
John Bisney
J. L. Pickering

Beginning in 1967, Moonshots and Snapshots of Project Apollo chronicles the program’s twelve missions and its two follow-ons, Skylab and the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.





Miziker’s Complete Event Planner’s Handbook Gold Winner for Reference in Foreword Reviews' 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards

MIZIKER'S COMPLETE EVENT PLANNER'S HANDBOOK: Tips, Terminology, and Techniques for Success

Ron Miziker

With decades of experience as a gala event planner, award-winning director and producer Ron Miziker presents the ultimate guide to planning and executing every special event in this one-of-a-kind guidebook.




 

Mysterious New Mexico Winner of the 2015 Southwest Book Award from the Border Regional Library Association

Winner of the 2015 Southwest Book Design and Production Award for Trade Book, Non-Illustrated from the New Mexico Book Association

Silver Winner of the 2015 PubWest Book Design Award for Adult Trade Book, Non-Illustrated


MYSTERIOUS NEW MEXICO: Miracles, Magic, and Monsters in the Land of Enchantment
Benjamin Radford

Using folklore, sociology, history, psychology, and forensic science—as well as good old-fashioned detective work—Radford reveals the truths and myths behind New Mexico’s greatest mysteries.




Laguna Pueblo Winner of the 2016 Western Heritage Award for Photography from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

Winner of the 2015 Southwest Book Award from the Border Regional Library Association

Winner of the 2015 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards for Arts Book and Best Book

2015 Southwest Books of the Year

Winner of the 2016 Southwest Book Design and Production Awards for Trade Book, Illustrated and Art and Photography from the New Mexico Book Association

LAGUNA PUEBLO: A Photographic History
Lee Marmon
Tom Corbett

Laguna Pueblo: A Photographic History includes more than one hundred of Marmon’s photos showcasing his talents while highlighting the cohesive, adaptive, and independent character of the Laguna people.




Advocates for the Oppressed Winner of the 2015 Southwest Book Award from the Border Regional Library Association

ADVOCATES FOR THE OPPRESSED: Hispanos, Indians, Genízaros, and Their Land in New Mexico
Malcolm Ebright
Having written about Hispano land grants and Pueblo Indian grants separately, Malcolm Ebright now brings these narratives together for the first time, reconnecting them and resurrecting lost histories.