State Librarian Joanne Budler and Roy Bird, Director of the Kansas Center for the Book (KCFB) at the State Library of Kansas, proudly announce the 2010 Kansas Notable Books List. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children’s books and a graphic novel are on the list which contains some of the best books published by Kansans or about Kansas in 2009.
The Kansas Notable Books List is a project of KCFB and is an annual selection of 15 titles each year. The KCFB Notable Books committee identifies the titles and forwards a list to the State Librarian for a final decision. This year’s committee included representatives from academic and public libraries, booksellers, media, and previous honorees/authors. This is the fifth Kansas Notable Books List compiled by KCFB.
The Kansas Notable Book authors will be honored at a reception at 1:30 pm September 10, 2010 in the Old Supreme Court Room, 3rd Floor of the Capitol building.
The alphabetical list by title of the 2010 Kansas Notable Books follows:
Addie of the Flint Hills: A Prairie Child During the Depression by Adaline Sorace as told to Deborah Sorace Prutzman
The Blue Shoe: A Tale of Thievery, Villainy, Sorcery, and Shoes by Roderick Townley, illustrated by Mary GrandPre
Carter Finally Gets It by Brent Crawford
The Evolution of Shadows by Jason Quinn Malott
Ghost Town by Richard W. Jennings
A Kansas Year by Mike Blair
Lisa’s Flying Electric Piano by Kevin Rabas, edited by Dennis Etzel, Jr.
Nothing Right: Short Stories by Antonya Nelson
One Kansas Farmer: A Kansas Number Book by Devin & Corey Scillian, illustrated by Doug Bowles
Our Boys: A Perfect Season on the Plains with the Smith Center Redmen by Joe Drape
Silver Shoes by Paul Miles Schneider
The Storm in the Barn written and illustrated by Matt Phelan
To the Stars: Kansas Poets of the Ad Astra Poetry Project edited and with commentary by Denise Low
Under Seige! Three Children at the Civil War Battle for Vicksburg by Andrea Warren
Years of Dust: The Story of the Dust Bowl by Albert Marrin
If you have questions about this project, please contact Cindy Roupe or Roy Bird at the State Library of Kansas.