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Young Adult Shortlist

2022 Young adult Shortlist

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

Leah Johnson, Indianapolis, for You Should See Me in a Crown, the story of how a girl who has always believed she’s too black, too poor and too awkward to shine in her small midwestern town makes her dreams come true.

Tamara Winfrey-Harris, Indianapolis, for Dear Black Girl: Letters from Your Sisters on Stepping Into Your Power, affirming love letters written to girls living in a world that does not always protect, nurture or celebrate them.

Keep up with the other shortlist announcements here, and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.