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?