California Book Award Winners

Since 1931, the California Book Awards have honored the exceptional literary merit of California writers and publishers.

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The Modoc War: A Story of G...

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4.06 avg rating — 31 ratings
California Book Award for Californiana (Gold) (2017)
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The 57 Bus: A True Story of...

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4.19 avg rating — 20,849 ratings
California Book Award for Young Adult (Gold) (2017)
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Maya Lin: Thinking with Her...

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4.18 avg rating — 188 ratings
California Book Award for Juvenile (Gold) (2017)
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The Far Away Brothers: Two ...

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4.16 avg rating — 1,487 ratings
California Book Award for Nonfiction (Silver) (2017)
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The Color of Law: A Forgott...

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4.47 avg rating — 19,974 ratings
California Book Award for Nonfiction (Gold) (2017)
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Goodbye, Vitamin

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3.72 avg rating — 20,025 ratings
California Book Award for First Fiction (Gold) (2017)
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So Much Blue

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3.92 avg rating — 1,512 ratings
California Book Award for Fiction (Silver) (2017)
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The Age of Perpetual Light

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3.81 avg rating — 138 ratings
California Book Award for Fiction (Gold) (2017)
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Heaven Is All Goodbyes

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4.55 avg rating — 141 ratings
California Book Award for Poetry (Gold) (2017)
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Buck Studies

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4.09 avg rating — 69 ratings
California Book Award for Poetry (Silver) (2016)
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Engineering Eden: The True ...

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4.05 avg rating — 439 ratings
California Book Award for Nonfiction (Silver) (2016)
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The Portable Veblen

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3.44 avg rating — 7,049 ratings
California Book Award for Fiction (Silver) (2016)
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The Other Slavery: The Unco...

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4.02 avg rating — 1,173 ratings
California Book Award for Nonfiction (Gold) (2016)
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Ecosystems of California

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4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings
California Book Award for Contribution to Publishing (Gold) (2016)
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An American Genocide: The U...

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4.32 avg rating — 257 ratings
California Book Award for Californiana (Gold) (2016)
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Restless Continent

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4.59 avg rating — 17 ratings
California Book Award for Poetry (Gold) (2016)
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The Sun Is Also a Star

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4.05 avg rating — 203,244 ratings
California Book Award for Young Adult (Gold) (2016)
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Cloud and Wallfish

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4.06 avg rating — 1,429 ratings
California Book Award for Juvenile (Gold) (2016)
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Dog Years

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4.10 avg rating — 50 ratings
California Book Award for First Fiction (Gold) (2016)
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Moonglow

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3.81 avg rating — 30,089 ratings
California Book Award for Fiction (Gold) (2016)
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California's Wild Edge: The...

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4.63 avg rating — 43 ratings
California Book Award for Californiana (Gold) (2015)
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Cancer Angel

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4.29 avg rating — 7 ratings
California Book Award for Poetry (Gold) (2015)
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George

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4.04 avg rating — 32,627 ratings
California Book Award for Juvenile (Gold) (2015)
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The Sympathizer

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3.96 avg rating — 82,556 ratings
California Book Award for First Fiction (Gold) (2015)
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The Alex Crow

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3.80 avg rating — 2,007 ratings
California Book Award for Young Adult (Silver) (2015)
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Challenger Deep

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4.14 avg rating — 21,637 ratings
California Book Award for Young Adult (Gold) (2015)
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NeuroTribes: The Legacy of ...

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4.30 avg rating — 9,682 ratings
California Book Award for Nonfiction (Silver) (2015)
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Ghettoside: A True Story of...

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4.07 avg rating — 17,466 ratings
California Book Award for Nonfiction (Gold) (2015)
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Elevation: 6,040: A Novella

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4.20 avg rating — 5 ratings
California Book Award for Fiction (Silver) (2015)
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A Manual for Cleaning Women...

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4.20 avg rating — 21,525 ratings
California Book Award for Fiction (Gold) (2015)
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