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Minnesota Book Awards

Event date: 
Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 6:30pm

Minnesota Book Awards Livestream Ceremony
The Minnesota Book Awards is a year-long program that connects readers and writers throughout Minnesota with the stories of our neighbors!

The winners for the 2021 Minnesota Book Awards were announced via livestream on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 7:00pm.

As the offical bookseller partner of the Minnesota Book Awards, Red Balloon Bookshop is the perfect place to pick up Minnesota Book Award finalists and winners!

Browse finalists and winners below by category or see all winners at the bottom of the page. Use coupon code MNBA21 at check-out through May 2 to give a portion of the proceeds from your purchase to The Friends.

 

2021 Minnesota Book Award Winners

Minnesota Book Awards 2021 Finalists: Children's Literature Minnesota Book Awards 2021 Finalists: General Nonfiction Minnesota Book Awards 2021 Finalists: Genre Fiction 

Minnesota Book Awards 2021 Finalists: Memoir & Creative Nonfiction Minnesota Book Awards 2021 Finalists: Middle Grade Literature Minnesota Book Awards 2021 Finalists: Minnesota Nonfiction 

Minnesota Book Awards 2021 Finalists: Novel & Short Story Minnesota Book Awards 2021 Finalists: Poetry Minnesota Book Awards 2021 Finalists: Young Adult Literature 

 

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Big Papa and the Time Machine By Daniel Bernstrom, Shane W. Evans (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Daniel Bernstrom, Shane W. Evans (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062463319
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Published: HarperCollins - January 14th, 2020
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⭐  Minnesota Book Award 2021 Winner in Children's Literature


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Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World's Largest Owl By Jonathan C. Slaght Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374228484
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 4th, 2020
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⭐  Minnesota Book Award 2021 Winner in General Nonfiction


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The Deep, Deep Snow By Brian Freeman Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781094071329
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Published: Blackstone Publishing - October 27th, 2020
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⭐  Minnesota Book Award 2021 Winner in Genre Fiction


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Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify: Essays By Carolyn Holbrook Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781517907631
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Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - July 21st, 2020
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⭐  Minnesota Book Award 2021 Winner in Memoir & Creative Nonfiction


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What If a Fish By Anika Fajardo Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534449831
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 11th, 2020
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⭐  Minnesota Book Award 2021 Winner in Middle Grade Literature


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Minnesota's Geologist: The Life of Newton Horace Winchell By Sue Leaf Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781517901684
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Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - June 9th, 2020
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⭐  Minnesota Book Award 2021 Winner in Minnesota Nonfiction


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Sharks in the Time of Saviors: A Novel By Kawai Strong Washburn Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374272081
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Published: MCD - March 3rd, 2020
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⭐  Minnesota Book Award 2021 Winner in Novel & Short Story


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Homie: Poems By Danez Smith Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450109
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Published: Graywolf Press - January 21st, 2020
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⭐  Minnesota Book Award 2021 Winner in Poetry


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My Eyes Are Up Here By Laura Zimmermann Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984815248
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - June 23rd, 2020
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⭐  Minnesota Book Award 2021 Winner in Young Adult Literature