Golden Poppy Book Award

Given by California Independent Booksellers Alliance (CALIBA)

Other Names: Golden Poppy Mirrors & Windows Honoree
114 Works 73,722 Books 3,433 Reviews 4.1
All, 2022 (7), 2021 (1), 2020 (12), 2019 (38), 2018 (23), 2017 (13), 2016 (10), 2015 (10)

Winner 58

Properties of Thirst by Marianne WigginsFiction2022
California Burning: The Fall of Pacific Gas and Electric--and What It Means for America's Power Grid by Katherine BluntNonfiction2022
What Storm, What Thunder by Myriam J. A. ChancyDiversity2021
Oaxaca: Home Cooking from the Heart of Mexico by Bricia LopezCooking and Food Writing2020
The Vanishing Half by Brit BennettFiction2020
Efren Divided by Ernesto CisnerosMiddle Grade2020
Mañanaland by Pam Muñoz RyanMiddle Grade2020
Home Baked: My Mom, Marijuana, and the Stoning of San Francisco by Alia VolzNon-Fiction2020
You Matter by Christian RobinsonPicture Books2020
Wicked Enchantment: Selected Poems by Wanda ColemanPoetry2020
The Right Swipe by Alisha RaiRomance2020
Raybearer by Jordan IfuekoYoung Adult2020
There's a Word for That by Sloane TanenFiction2019
East Bay Cooks: Signature Recipes from the Best Restaurants, Bars, and Bakeries by Carolyn JungFood2019
Tartine: A Classic Revisited by Elisabeth M. PrueittFood2019
The Moon Within by Aida SalazarMiddle Grade2019
The White Devil's Daughters: The Women Who Fought Slavery in San Francisco's Chinatown by Julia Flynn SilerNon-Fiction & Regional2019
Between Us and Abuela: A Family Story from the Border by Mitali PerkinsPicture Books2019
Deer Trails by Kim ShuckPoetry2019
The Downstairs Girl by Stacey LeeYoung Adult2019
Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy RibayYoung Adult2019
There There by Tommy OrangeFiction2018
Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food by Nik SharmaFood2018
Love, Penelope by Joanne RocklinMiddle Grade2018
How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael PollanNon-Fiction2018
Boats on the Bay by Jeanne Walker HarveyPicture Books2018
Cenzontle (A. Poulin, Jr. New Poets of America) by Marcelo Hernandez CastilloPoetry2018
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John CarreyrouRegional2018
Little Do We Know by Tamara Ireland StoneYoung Adult2018
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin NosratFood2017
Sourdough by Robin SloanFood2017
Ferlinghetti's Greatest Poems by Lawrence FerlinghettiLifetime Achievement2017
Pashmina by Nidhi ChananiMiddle Grade2017
The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir by Thi BuiNon-Fiction2017
The Antlered Ship by Dashka SlaterPicture Books2017
Heaven Is All Goodbyes: Pocket Poets No. 61 (City Lights Pocket Poets Series) by Tongo Eisen-MartinPoetry2017
The California Field Atlas by Obi KaufmannRegional2017
The 57 Bus by Dashka SlaterYoung Adult2017
Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty2016
The Airport Book by Lisa Brown2016
We Gon' Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation by Jeff Chang2016
Forest Feast Gatherings: Simple Vegetarian Menus for Hosting Friends & Family by Erin Gleeson2016
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi2016
Dated Emcees (City Lights/Sister Spit) by Chinaka Hodge2016
The Sea Forager's Guide to the Northern California Coast by Kirk Lombard2016
Cloud and Wallfish by Anne Nesbet2016
Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes2016
Collected Poems: 1950-2012 by Adrienne Rich2016
Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate2015
One Word from Sophia by Jim Averbeck2015
The Mission Chinese Food Cookbook by Danny Bowien2015
Pieces of My Mother: A Memoir by Melissa Cistaro2015
Fortune Smiles: Stories by Adam Johnson2015
California's Wild Edge by Tom Killion2015
The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy2015
Disorder (Phoenix Poets) by Vanesha Pravin2015
Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History... and Our Future! by Kate Schatz2015
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir2015

Mirrors & Windows Honoree 9

Honorable Mention 3

Shortlist 44

Nightcrawling by Leila MottleyDiversity2022
Like a House on Fire by Lauren McBrayerFiction2022
South Central Noir by Gary PhillipsMystery, Suspense & Thriller2022
Woman: The American History of an Idea by Lillian FadermanNonfiction2022
Girls Can Kiss Now: Essays by Jill GutowitzNonfiction2022
Here and Now and Then by Mike ChenFiction2019
The Night Tiger by Yangsze ChooFiction2019
Exquisite Mariposa: A Novel by Fiona Alison DuncanFiction2019
The Book of X by Sarah Rose EtterFiction2019
The Other Americans by Laila LalamiFiction2019
The Atlas of Reds and Blues by Devi S. LaskarFiction2019
Last of Her Name by mimi lokFiction2019
The Future of Another Timeline by Annalee NewitzFiction2019
The Beadworkers: Stories by Beth PiatoteFiction2019
A Girl Goes Into the Forest by Peg Alford PursellFiction2019
A Deadly Turn by Claire BoothMystery/Thriller2019
Love and Death Among the Cheetahs by Rhys BowenMystery/Thriller2019
Beginnings by Laurie R. KingMystery/Thriller2019
The Twice-Hanged Man by Priscilla RoyalMystery/Thriller2019
The American Agent by Jacqueline WinspearMystery/Thriller2019
Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life by Louise AronsonNon-Fiction2019
High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience in the Seventies (The MIT Press) by Erik DavisNon-Fiction2019
The Sixth Man: A Memoir by Andre IguodalaNon-Fiction2019
Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber by Mike IsaacNon-Fiction2019
The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays by Esmé Weijun WangNon-Fiction2019
JR: The Chronicles of San Francisco by JRRegional Title2019
50 Hikes with Kids California by Wendy GortonRegional Title2019
Alta California: From San Diego to San Francisco, A Journey on Foot to Rediscover the Golden State by Nick NeelyRegional Title2019
Black Death at the Golden Gate: The Race to Save America from the Bubonic Plague by David K. RandallRegional Title2019
Finale by Stephanie GarberYoung Adult2019
There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Rose PoolYoung Adult2019
This Time Will Be Different by Misa SugiuraYoung Adult2019
The Immortalists by Chloe BenjaminFiction2018
America Is Not the Heart by Elaine CastilloFiction2018
The incendiaries by R. O. KwonFiction2018
Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas ContrerasFiction2018
Family Trust by Kathy WangFiction2018
The Monk of Mokha by Dave EggersNon-Fiction2018
Denmark Vesey’s Garden: Slavery and Memory in the Cradle of the Confederacy by Ethan J. KytleNon-Fiction2018
Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron LanierNon-Fiction2018
Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays) by Rebecca SolnitNon-Fiction2018
The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Sonya Renee TaylorNon-Fiction2018
The Browns of California: The Family Dynasty that Transformed a State and Shaped a Nation by Miriam PawelRegional Title2018
California Landscapes: Richard Diebenkorn / Wayne Thiebaud by John YauRegional Title2018


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