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Middle Grade Shortlist

2022 Middle Grade Shortlist

We’re excited to announce the shortlist for the 2022 Indiana Authors Awards in the middle grade category! Congratulations to the following Hoosier authors and their books: 

John David Anderson, Indianapolis, for One Last Shot, a book in which Malcolm always feels like he doesn’t quite measure up … until he’s introduced to miniature golf and finds that it’s a perfect match.

Lisa Fipps, Kokomo, for Starfish, a poignant story about a girl who’s fat shamed and does something about it.

Helen Frost, Fort Wayne, for All He Knew, a novel in verse inspired by true events about a young deaf boy during World War II, the sister who loves him, and the conscientious objector who helps him.

Rob Harrell, Zionsville, for Batpig: When Pigs Fly, a graphic novel featuring an unstoppable super-swine hero who boldly fights for justice as Batpig.

Laura Martin, Zionsville, for Glitch, a story about Glitchers — people who travel through time to preserve important historical events — and an impending disaster that threatens them and everyone they know. Can they come together to save the future?

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