TAZ 2021 Awardees

Disclosed book on table at library

Children’s Books

3 to 8th grade

1st Place-A.K.A.  Danny Dawson, Written and Illustrated by Steven Keyes

Finalist– Down on James Street, Written by Nicole McCandless, Illustrations by Byron Gramby

Finalist- Woven Native American Legends, Written by David Q. Hall, Illustrated by Belinda Cohen


  Picture books

  1st Place-The Alphabet Sleepover, Written by Beverly Sutherland, illustrated by Beverly Martinko

  Finalist-What’s That Noise? Written by Debra R. Sanchez. Illustrated By   Cassidy N Bodnar

  Finalist-The Brave Birch, El Abedol Valente, Written By David Q Hall, Illustrated by Belinda Cohen



   1st Place-The Seminal Society, David Tannenbaum

   Finalist- Awakening at Equinox, Kerry E.B. Black

   Finalist-Death Crashes the Wedding, David C. Hall

Historical Fiction

  1st Place-Ramsey Legacy, By Ruth Ochs Webster

   Finalist- Spirits of the Sodus Bay Shakers, By Pat McGrath Avery

General Fiction

   1st Place– The Leaf Queen, Janet Roberts

    Finalist- The Invisible Man of Pizza County, By Stephen Tannenbaum

Non Fiction


     1st Place– The Brownsville Texas Incident of 1906,                                                               By Lt Colonel. (retired) William Baker

      Finalist-Fight Flight or Freeze, By Jim Ederle

      Finalist- Pachyderms, By Danny Buoy

 Self Help

    1st Place–  Help Wanted A to Z Guide to Cope with The Ups and Downs of the Job Search, Karen Litzinger

   Finalist-Looks ( Beyond Judging the Cover) Matter, Debra R. Sanchez

   Finalist- 50 More Shades of Teaching, Todd Cole