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GRAND WINNER

ECOLOGY & ENVIRONMENT - GOLD

Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds,
Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures

Merlin Sheldrake
Random House


SPECIAL HONORS AS BEST OF SELF-PUBLISHED

BODY, MIND & SPIRIT PRACTICES - GOLD

Conscious Nature: The Art and Neuroscience of
Meditating in Nature

Josh Lane
Conscious Nature LLC


SPECIAL HONORS AS BEST OF SMALL PRESS

MULTICULTURAL & INDIGENOUS - SILVER

Spirits of the Coast: ORCAS in Science, Art and History 
Martha Black, Gavin Hanke, & Lorne Hammond, Editors; with Nikki Sanchez
Royal BC Museum, Canada


SPECIAL HONORS AS BEST OF ANTHOLOGY

POETRY  - GOLD

Poems from the Edge of Extinction: An Anthology
of Poetry in Endangered Languages
Chris McCabe, Editor
Chambers | Hachette


SPECIAL HONORS AS BEST OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS

CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOKS - GOLD

Salma the Syrian Chef
Danny Ramadan & Anna Bron, Illustrator
Annick Press


SPECIAL HONORS AS BEST OF MID-GRADE/YA

MID-GRADE BOOKS | FICTION - GOLD


Rural Voices: 15 Authors Challenge Assumptions
About Small-Town America
Nora Shalaway Carpenter, Editor
Candlewick Press


SPECIAL HONORS FOR LIFETIME CONTRIBUTION

BARRY LOPEZ


Horizon
Barry Lopez
Vintage 


2020 NAUTILUS GOLD WINNERS

1. AGING CONSCIOUSLY

CreativeCare

Creative Care: A Revolutionary Approach to Dementia
and Elder Care
Anne Basting
HarperOne 

InvitingQueen

Inviting the Queen: An Emerging Archetype for Women
at Midlife
Sandra Rogers
Mandorla Books

2. ANIMALS & NATURE

OurWildCalling

Our Wild Calling: How Connecting with Animals Can
Transform Our Lives --and Save Theirs

Richard Louv
Algonquin Books

BecomingWild

Becoming Wild: How Animal Cultures Raise Families,
Create Beauty, and Achieve Peace

Carl Safina
Henry Holt

3. BODY, MIND & SPIRIT PRACTICES

ConsciousNature

Conscious Nature: The Art & Neuroscience of Meditating in Nature
Josh Lane
Conscious Nature LLC

SPECIAL HONORS AS OUR 2020 BEST OF SELF-PUBLISHED

Resonate

Resonate: Zen and the Way of Making a Difference
Ginny Whitelaw
Koehlerbooks

4A. BUSINESS & LEADERSHIP (SMALL PRESS, SELF-PUBLISHED)

HumanityAtWork

Humanity at Work: Leading for Better Relationships and Results
Pierre Battah
LifeTree Media

LeadershipCore

Leadership Core: Character, Competence, Capacity
Dick Daniels
The Leadership Development Group

4B. BUSINESS & LEADERSHIP (LARGE PUBLISHER)

EatSleepWork

Eat Sleep Work Repeat: 30 Hacks for Bringing Joy to
Your Job

Bruce Daisley
HarperOne 

PoweringProsperity

Powering Prosperity: A Citizen’s Guide to Shaping the
21st Century

Dr. Indranil Ghosh
Bombadier Books

5. CREATIVITY & INNOVATION

The Illuminated Space: A Personal Theory &
Contemplative Practice of Media Art

Marilyn Freeman
The 3rd Thing

6. ECOLOGY & ENVIRONMENT

EntangledLife

Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our
Minds and Shape Our Futures

Merlin Sheldrake
Random House

SPECIAL HONORS AS 2020 NAUTILUS GRAND PRIZE WINNER

7A. FICTION: SELF-PUBLISHED, SMALL PRESS

WoundedDeer

A Wounded Deer Leaps Highest
C. P. Mangel
Eyewear Publishing

7B. FICTION: LARGE PUBLISHER

Betty

Betty 
Tiffany McDaniel
Alfred A. Knopf 

8. FOOD, HEALTHY EATING & COOKING

InBibisKitchen

In Bibi’s Kitchen
Hawa Hassan, & Julia Turshen
Ten Speed Press

9. GIFT & SPECIALTY

IlluminatedHafiz

The Illuminated Hafiz: Love Poems for the Journey to Light
Nancy Owen Barton, Editor;
Michael & Sally Green, Illustrators
Sounds True Publishing

EarthAlmanac

Earth Almanac: A Year of Witnessing the Wild
Ted Williams
Storey Publishing

10. GREEN LIVING & SUSTAINABILITY

SITOPIA: How Food Can Save the World
Carolyn Steel
Chatto & Windus, Vintage, Penguin Random House UK

11. DEATH & DYING / GRIEF & LOSS

The Lost Art of Dying: Reviving Forgotten Wisdom
Lydia Dugdale
HarperOne 

12. HEALTH, HEALING, WELLNESS & VITALITY

Nourish: The Definitive Plant-Based Nutrition Guide for Families
Reshma Shah MD, MPH; & Brenda Davis RD
Health Communications, Inc (HCI)

13. HEROIC JOURNEYS

A Most Beautiful Thing: The True Story of America’s First
All-Black High School Rowing Team
Arshay Cooper
Flatiron Books

The Snow Leopard Project: And Other Adventures in
Warzone Conservation

Alex Dehgan
Public Affairs /Hachette

14. INNER PROSPERITY & RIGHT LIVELIHOOD

The Regenerative Life: Transform Any Organization, Our Society, and Your Destiny
Carol Sanford
Nicholas Brealey

15. JOURNALISM & INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING

Separated: Inside an American Tragedy
Jacob Soboroff
Custom House /HarperCollins

16A. MEMOIR & PERSONAL JOURNEY (SELF-PUBLISHED, SMALL PRESS)

Flashback Girl: Lessons on Resilience From a Burn Survivor
Lise Deguire Psy.D.
Self Published

A Gay Man’s Guide to Life: Get Real, Stand Tall, and Take Your Place
Britt East
Houndstooth Press

16b. MEMOIR & PERSONAL JOURNEY (LARGE PUBLISHER)

The Future of Us: What the Dreams of Children Mean for Twenty-First-Century America
Irwin Redlener
Columbia Univ. Press

17. MULTICULTURAL & INDIGENOUS

New Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology

of Writing by Women of African Descent
Margaret Busby, Editor
Amistad /HarperCollins

18. PARENTING & FAMILY

Rooted, Resilient, and Ready: Empowering Teen Girls As They Grow 
Lindsay Sealey
LifeTree Media

19A. PERSONAL GROWTH (SELF-PUBLISHED, SMALL PRESS)

HumanKind: Changing the World One Small Act at a Time
Brad Aronson
LifeTree Media

19B. PERSONAL GROWTH (LARGE PUBLISHER)

Wake Up Grateful: The Transformative Practice of
Taking Nothing for Granted

Kristi Nelson
Storey Publishing

The Book of Soul: 52 Paths to Living What Matters 
Mark Nepo
St Martin’s Essentials /MacMillan

20. PSYCHOLOGY

This One Wild and Precious Life
Sarah Wilson
Dey Street Books /HarperCollins

21. PHOTOGRAPHY & THE ARTS

REFUGE: America’s Wildest Places
Ian Shive, Photographer; Jim Kurth, Intro to America’s National Wildlife Refuge System
Insight Editions

Jacob Lawrence: Lines of Influence
SCAD Museum of Art
SCAD: Savannah College of Art & Design

22A. POETRY

Poems from the Edge of Extinction: An Anthology of Poetry in Endangered Languages
Chris McCabe, Editor
Chambers /Hachette

SPECIAL HONORS AS 2020 NAUTILUS BEST OF ANTHOLOGY

22B. LYRIC PROSE

Habitat Threshold
Craig Santos Perez
Omnidawn

This Is One Way to Dance
Sejal Shah
Univ. Georgia Press

23. RELATIONSHIPS & COMMUNICATION

Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life’s Fundamental Bond
Lydia Denworth
W.W. Norton, Inc.

Love and Meaning after 50: The 10 Challenges to Great Relationships— and How to Overcome Them
Julia Mayer, and Barry Jacobs
Hachette Go

24A. RELIGION / SPIRITUALITY OF EASTERN THOUGHT

Black and Buddhist: What Buddhism can teach us about
race, resilience, transformation and freedom

Cheryl A. Giles, & Pamela Ayo Yetunde, Editors
Shambhala Publications

24B. RELIGION / SPIRITUALITY OF WESTERN THOUGHT

Magdalene Mysteries: The Left-Hand Path of the Feminine Christ
Seren & Azra Bertrand MD
Bear & Co /Inner Traditions

Dancing in God’s Earthquake: The Coming Transformation of Religion
Rabbi Arthur Ocean Waskow
Orbis Books

24C. RELIGION / SPIRITUALITY OF OTHER TRADITIONS

Sacred Landscapes of the Soul: Aligning with the Divine Wherever You Are
Karen Brailsford
Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing

25. SCIENCE & COSMOLOGY

BLISS BRAIN: The Neuroscience of

Remodeling Your Brain for Resilience, Creativity, and Joy
Dr. Dawson Church
Hay House

26. SOCIAL SCIENCES & EDUCATION

The Bearded Lady Project: Challenging the Face of Science 
Lexi Jamieson Marsh, & Ellen Currano
Columbia Univ. Press

Sensuous Knowledge: A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone
Minna Salami
Amistad /HarperCollins

27. SOCIAL CHANGE & SOCIAL JUSTICE

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man
Emmanuel Acho
Flatiron Books /Macmillan

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor 
Layla F. Saad
Sourcebooks

28. WORLD CULTURES’ CONSCIOUS GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT

The Values Compass: What 101 Countries Teach Us About Purpose, Life, and Leadership
Dr. Mandeep Rai
Simon & Schuster

29. RISING TO THE MOMENT ~ 2020

Our Moment of Choice: Evolutionary Visions and Hope for the Future
Robert Atkinson, Kurt Johnson, & Deborah Moldow, Editors
Atria /Beyond Words

In the Eye of the Storm, Staying Centered in Personal and Collective Crises
Ashok Bedi MD, and Robert “BJ” Jakala PhD
Mandorla Books

CHILDREN'S CATEGORIES

30A. CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOKS / FICTION

Salma the Syrian Chef
Danny Ramadan, and Anna Bron, Illustrator
Annick Press

SPECIAL HONORS AS OUR 2020 BEST OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS

30B. CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOKS / NON-FICTION

The ABCs of Black History
Rio Cortez, & Lauren Semmer, Illustrator
Workman Publishing

31A. CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED / FICTION

Undina’s Spell: A Sparkle Fairy Tale
Ayn Cates Sullivan, & Belle Crow deCray, Illustrator
Infinite Light Publishing & Media

Trying
Kobi Yamada, & Elise Hurst, Illustrator
Compendium

31B. CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED / NON-FICTION

Can You Hear the Trees Talking? Discovering the Hidden Life of the Forest
Peter Wohlleben
Greystone Kids

32. MIDDLE GRADES / FICTION

Rural Voices: 15 Authors Challenge Assumptions About Small-Town America
Nora Shalaway Carpenter, Editor
Candlewick Press

SPECIAL HONORS AS OUR 2020 BEST OF Middle-Grade & YA

33. MIDDLE GRADES / NON-FICTION

You Can Change the World
Lucy Bell
Andrews McMeel Publishing

34. YOUNG ADULT / FICTION

The Extraordinaires
T. J. Klune
Tor Teen /Macmillan

A Song Below Water
Bethany C. Morrow
Tor Teen /Macmillan

35. YOUNG ADULT / NON-FICTION

The Constitution Decoded: A Guide to the Document that Shapes Our Nation
Katie Kennedy, Ben Kirchner, Illustrator, & Kermit Roosevelt
Workman Publishing

Youth to Power: Your Voice and How to Use It
Jamie Margolin
Hachette Go /Hachette Book Group

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