Four books published by the IHS Press were finalists in the Indiana Center for the Book's second annual Best Books of Indiana competition.
In the non-fiction category, two volumes from the Press's Indiana Biography Series were finalists. Those honored were Wes Gehring's James Dean: Rebel with a Cause and Randy K. Mills's Jonathan Jennings: Indiana's First Governor.
In the children's literature category, the Press received awards for Mary Blair Immel's Captured! A Boy Trapped in the Civil War and Ray E. Boomhower's The Sword & the Pen: A Life of Lew Wallace.
The Indiana Center for the Book is a program of the Indiana State Library and an affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. The Center's role is to stimulate public interest in reading and books at the state and local levels and to encourage the study of books in society. The Center develops programs to support books and reading through competitions, lectures, and related activities in Indiana.