Six IHS Press books have been named as finalists in ForeWord Magazine's 2007 Book of the Year competition.
Nearly 1,600 books were entered in 61 categories. These were narrowed to 658 finalists, from 350 publishers.
The winners will be determined by a panel of librarians and booksellers, selected from our readership. ForeWord's Book of the Year Awards program was designed to discover distinctive books across a number of genres.
The finalists and categories in which they are entered are:
* Meredith Nicholson: A Writing Life by Ralph D. Gray in Biography
* Finding Indiana Ancestors: A Guide to Historical Research, edited by M. Teresa Baer and Geneil Breeze in Craft and Hobbies
* The Scenic Route: Stories from the Heartland in Essays
* Federal Justice in Indiana: The History of the United States District Court of the Southern District of Indiana by George W. Geib and Donald B. Kite Sr. in Regional
* A Belief in Providence: A Life of Saint Theodora Guerin by Julie Young in Young Adult, Nonfiction
* Fighting for Equality: A Life of May Wright Sewall by Ray E. Boomhower in Young Adult, Nonfiction
Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners, as well as Editor's Choice Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction will be announced at a special program at BookExpo America at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles on May 29. The winners of the two Editor's Choice Prizes will be awarded $1,500 each. The ceremony is open to all BEA attendees.