2020 NAUTILUS SILVER WINNERS

1. AGING CONSCIOUSLY

PlanningForAgingWell

Plan for Aging Well: Building a Team to Provide physical, emotional
& spiritual Support as We Age

Stephanie Erickson
Platform Publishing

WiseMove

Wise Moves: Checklist for Where to Live, What to
Consider, & Whether to Stay or Go 

Sally Hume, & Lawrence Frolik
American Bar Assoc. (ABA) & AARP

InCaseYouGotHit

In Case You Get Hit By a Bus: How to Organize Your Life Now -for When You're Not Around Later
Abby Schneiderman, Adam Seifer, & Gene Newman
Workman Publishing

NextStage

Next Stage: In Your Retirement, Create the Life You Want
Tom Wilson
Balboa Press /Self 

2. ANIMALS & NATURE

PacificFlyway

Pacific Flyway: Waterbird Migration from the Arctic to
Tierra del Fuego

Audrey D. Benedict, Geoffrey A. Hammerson, &
Robert W. Butler
Sasquatch Books 

EveryPenguin

Every Penguin in the World
Charles Bergman
Sasquatch Books

BetweenRocksStars

Between the Rocks and the Stars: Narratives in Natural History
Stephen Daubert
Vanderbilt Univ. Press

3. BODY, MIND & SPIRIT PRACTICES

RestorativeYoga

Restorative Yoga 
Caren Baginski
DK / Penguin RH

RealHappiness

Real Happiness (10th anniversary Edition)
Sharon Salzberg
Workman Publishing

PowerOfRitual

The Power of Ritual: Turning Everyday Activities into Soulful Practices
Casper ter Kuile
HarperOne 

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

HeartfeltLeadership

Heartfelt Leadership: How to capture the top spot and
keep on soaring

Deb Boelkes
Business World Rising

InsideGig

The Inside Gig: How Sharing Untapped Talent Across Boundaries Unleashes Organizational Capacity
Edie Goldberg PhD, and Kelley Steven-Waiss
LifeTree Media

InviteChange

Invite Change: Lessons from 2020 the Year of No Return
Janet M. Harvey
Self Published

SurviveAndThrive

Survive & Thrive: Entrepreneurship Frameworks That Work
Paul Kewene-Hite
Mātanga Hāpai Ltd.

4B. BUSINESS & LEADERSHIP (LARGE PUBLISHER)

MoralLeadership

Moral Leadership: Integrity, Courage, Imagination
Robert Michael Franklin
Orbis Books

WhenLeadersFace

When Leaders Face Personal Crisis: The Human Side of Leadership
Gill Robinson Hickman, & Laura E. Knouse
Routledge

RethinkingSuccess

Rethinking Success: Eight Essential Practices for Finding
Meaning in Work and Life

J. Douglas Holladay
HarperOne 

Breaking Through Bias: Communication Techniques for
Women to Succeed at Work (2nd ed.)

Andrea S. Kramer, & Alton B. Harris
Nicholas Brealey Publishing

5. CREATIVITY & INNOVATION

Wild&FreeHandcrafts

Wild+Free Handcrafts: 32 Activities to Build Confidence, Creativity, and Skill
Ainsley Arment
HarperOne 

AsYouFeel

As You Feel, So You Heal: A Write of Passage 
Donna DeNomme
Red Feather /Schiffer

MakeNoise

Make Noise: A Creator’s Guide to Podcasting and Great Audio Storytelling
Eric Nuzum
Workman Publishing

27Essential

27 Essential Principles of Story
Daniel Joshua Rubin
Workman Publishing

Supermindful

Supermindful: How to tap into your creativity
Eliza Lay Ryan
Panoma Press

6. ECOLOGY & ENVIRONMENT

GreenNewDeal

The Green New Deal and Beyond: Ending the Climate Emergency While We Still Can
Stan Cox
City Lights

FindingOurNiche

Finding Our Niche: Toward a Restorative Human
Ecology

Philip A. Loring
Fernwood Publishing

NatureOfNature

The Nature of Nature: Why We Need the Wild
Enric Sala
National Geographic Partners

ClimateChangeSolutions

Climate Change Solutions: Beyond the Capital-Climate
Contradiction
Diana Stuart, Ryan Gunderson, & Brian Peterson
Univ. Michigan Press

7A. FICTION: SELF-PUBLISHED & SMALL PRESS

UntilWereFish

Until We’re Fish
Susannah R. Drissi
Propertius Press

Mage

MAGE
Sharon Ede
Sharon Ede /Lightwork Press

TempleDancer

Temple Dancer
Amy Weintraub
Tumamoc Press

FarLess

Far Less
Kathy Wollenberg
Humboldt State Univ. Press

7B. FICTION: LARGE PUBLISHER

Wildland

Wildland
Rebecca Hodge
Crooked Lane Books 

DaughtersOfSmoke

Daughters of Smoke and Fire
Ava Homa
Overlook Press / ABRAMS

ToHoldUpTheSky

To Hold Up the Sky
Cixin Liu “Cixin Liu”
Tor Books /Macmillan

TreasureOfBlueWhale

Treasure of the Blue Whale
Steven Mayfield
Regal House Publishing

BlackBottomSaints

Black Bottom Saints
Alice Randall
Amistad /HarperCollins

Subduction

Subduction
Kristen Millares Young
Red Hen Press

8. FOOD, HEALTHY EATING & COOKING

HowToBeConciousEater

How to Be a Conscious Eater
Sophie Egan
Workman Publishing

HalfTheSugar

Half the Sugar, All the Love
Jennifer Tyler Lee, & Anisha Patel MD
Workman Publishing

Cidermaking

The Big Book of Cidermaking
Christopher Shockey
Storey Publishing

9. GIFT & SPECIALTY

GuideToSpiritualLA

Guide to Spiritual L.A.: the Irreverent, the Awake, and the True
Catherine Auman
Green Tara Press

BeWildBeFree

Be Wild Be Free
Amber Fossey
HarperOne 

Spark Change: 108 Provocative Questions for Spiritual Evolution
Jennie Lee
Sounds True 

KeepMoving

Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change
Maggie Smith
Atria /One Signal Publishers

10. GREEN LIVING & SUSTAINABILITY

OneSizeFitsNone

One Size Fits None: A Farm Girl’s Search for the Promise of Regenerative Agriculture
Stephanie Anderson
Univ. Nebraska Press

BuyNothingGetEverything

The Buy Nothing, Get Everything Plan
Liesl Clark, & Rebecca Rockefeller
Atria Books 

LiveSustainablyNow

Live Sustainably Now: A Low-Carbon Vision of the Good Life
Karl Coplan
Columbia Univ. Press

ReindeerChronicles

The Reindeer Chronicles: And other Inspiring Stories of
Working with Nature to Heal the Earth

Judith D. Schwartz
Chelsea Green Publishing

LawnsIntoMeadows

Lawns Into Meadows: Growing A Regenerative Landscape
Owen Wormser
Stone Pier Press

11. DEATH & DYING / GRIEF & LOSS

GriefGirlsGuide

Grief Girl’s Guide: How to Grieve, Why You Should, & What’s In It for You
Katherine Ingram, MA
Lodestone Press

HospiceDoctorsWidow

The Hospice Doctor’s Widow: A Journal
Jennifer A. O’Brien
Et Alia Press

EverythingYouWanted

Everything You Wanted to Know About the Afterlife but Were Afraid to Ask
Hollister Rand
Atria /Beyond Words

Warbler

Warbler
Jane Schapiro
Kelsay Books

12. HEALTH, HEALING, WELLNESS & VITALITY

Healing

HEALING- Beyond Pills & Potions: Core Principles for Helpers & Healers
Steve Bierman MD
Gyro Press International 

MottoEffect

The MOTTO Effect: Transforming Hashimoto’s with 10 Powerful Health & Lifestyle Mottos
Meena Chan
Self Published

collegeStudentHealth

The Ultimate College Student Health Handbook: Your Guide for Everything from Hangovers to Homesickness

Jill Grimes MD, & Nicole Grimes, Illustrator
Skyhorse Publishing

PeakHumanClock

Peak Human Clock: How to Get up Early, Fix Eating Time Schedule, and Improve Exercise Routines to be Highly Productive 
Said Hasyim
Self Published

13. HEROIC JOURNEYS

OneByOneByOne

One by One by One: Making a Small Difference Amid a Billion Problems
Aaron Berkowitz
HarperOne 

FindingTheHelpers

Find the Helpers: What 9/11 and Parkland Taught Me About Recovery, Purpose, and Hope 
Fred Guttenberg
Mango Publishing

BreakingGround

Breaking Ground: From Landmines to Grapevines, One Woman’s Mission to Heal the World
Heidi Kuhn
Earth Aware Editions

HowToAstronaut

How to Astronaut: An Insider’s Guide to Leaving Planet Earth
Terry Virts
Workman Publishing

14. INNER PROSPERITY & RIGHT LIVELIHOOD

FridayForward

Friday Forward: Inspiration and Motivation to End Your
Week Stronger Than It Started
Robert Glazer
Sourcebooks

ChoosingPurposefulAlignment

Choosing Purposeful Alignment: The Messy Middle of Transformation
Tracey Greene-Washington
Elite Online Publishing

DurableTrades

Durable Trades: Family-Centered Economies That Have Stood the Test of Time
Rory Groves
Front Porch Republic Books /Wipf & Stock

SoulsTwin

The Soul’s Twins: Emancipate Your Feminine and Masculine Archetypes
Jean Benedict Raffa Ed.D.
Red Feather /Schiffer Publishing

15. JOURNALISM & INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING

ShortLife

The Short Life & Curious Death of Free Speech in America
Ellis Cose
Amistad /HarperCollins

RulesOfContagion

The Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread— And Why They Stop  
Adam Kucharski
Basic Books /HBG

HanfordPlaintiffs

The Hanford Plaintiffs: Voices from the Fight for Atomic Justice
Trisha T. Pritikin
Univ. Press of Kansas

WordsWhispered

Words Whispered in Water: Why the Levees Broke in Hurricane Katrina
Sandy Rosenthal
Mango Publishing Group

BreathFromSalt

Breath From Salt: A deadly genetic disease, a new era in science,
and the patients & families who changed medicine forever

Bijal P. Trivedi
BenBella Books

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

SchoolChoice

School Choice: A Legacy to Keep
Virginia Walden Ford
Beaufort Books

Baggage

Baggage: Confessions of a Globe-Trotting Hypochondriac
Jeremy Leon Hance
Health Communications, Inc (HCI)

ResilientThreads

Resilient Threads: Weaving Joy and Meaning into Well-Being
Mukta Panda, MD
Creative Courage Press

BurnScars

Burn Scars: A Memoir of the Land and Its Loss
Patricia Prijatel
Clementine Press

16b. MEMOIR & PERSONAL JOURNEY (LARGE PUBLISHER)

AdventurersSon

The Adventurer’s Son
Roman Dial
William Morrow /HarperCollins

WritingStraight

Writing Straight with Crooked Lines
Jim Forest
Orbis Books

ApisBerlinDiaries

Api’s Berlin Diaries: My Quest to Understand My Grandfather’s Nazi Past
Gabrielle Robinson
She Writes Press

MyVanishingCountry

My Vanishing Country
Bakari Sellers
Amistad /HarperCollins

Rootlines

ROOTLINES
Rikki West
She Writes Press

17. MULTICULTURAL & INDIGENOUS

SpiritCoast

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

SPECIAL HONORS AS OUR 2020 BEST OF SMALL PRESS

AsLongAsGrassGrows

As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock
Dina Gilio-Whitaker
Beacon Press

GirlGurlGrrrl

Girl Gurl Grrrl: On Womanhood and Belonging in the Age of Black Girl Magic
Kenya Hunt
Amistad /HarperCollins

Unforgetting

Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and
Revolution in the Americas

Roberto Lovato
Harper /HarperCollins

18. PARENTING & FAMILY

WhenTheWorldFeels

When the World Feels Like a Scary Place
Abigail Gewirtz
Workman Publishing

CurlyKids

Curly Kids: The Handbook -How to Care for Your Child's Glorious Hair
Lorraine Massey, with Michele Bender
Workman Publishing

ParentingRight

Parenting Right From the Start: Laying a Healthy Foundation in the Baby and Toddler Years
Dr. Vanessa Lapointe
LifeTree Media

HowToTalk

How to Talk to Your Kids About Climate Change: Turning Angst into Action 
Harriet Shugarman
New Society Publishers

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

AchieverFeverCure

The Achiever Fever Cure: How I Learned to Stop Striving Myself Crazy 
Claire Booth
LifeTree Media

HiddenGiftsOfAddiction

The Hidden Gifts of Addiction: Direct Path of Recovery
Victor Bucklew PhD
Rock Creek Canyon Publishing

OnPurpose

On Purpose: What are you really here to do?
Steve Chamberlain
Self Published

Brilliance

Brilliance: A coaching guide to clearing inner obstacles and letting your authenticity shine
Amy Lombardo
LifeTree Media

19B. PERSONAL GROWTH (LARGE PUBLISHER)

WisdomCodes

The Wisdom Codes: Ancient words to rewire our brains and heal our hearts
Gregg Braden
Hay House Publishing

Woundedhealer

The Wounded Healer: A Journey in Radical Self-Love
Andrew Chaleff
Koehler Books

WhyBother

Why Bother? Discover the Desire for What’s Next 
Jennifer Louden
Page Two Books

BreakingGoodGirlMyth

Break the Good Girl Myth: How to Dismantle Outdated Rules, Unleash Your Power, & Design a More Purposeful Life
Majo Molfino
HarperOne 

20. PSYCHOLOGY

AnxietyRX

Anxiety Rx: A New Prescription for Anxiety Relief from the Doctor Who Created It
Russell Kennedy MD
Awaken Village Press

EQIntervention

The EQ Intervention: Shaping a Self-Aware Generation
through Social and Emotional Learning

Adam L. Saenz PhD
Greenleaf Book Group

YouBelong

You Belong: A Call for Connection
Sebene Salassie
HarperOne 

ShortHistory

A Short History of (Nearly) Everything Paranormal
Terje G. Simonsen
Watkins Publishing

21. PHOTOGRAPHY & THE ARTS

Major Arcana: Portraits of Witches in America
Frances Denny
Andrews McMeel Publishing

Kenturah Davis: Everything That Cannot Be Known
SCAD Museum of Art
SCAD: Savannah College of Art & Design

22A. POETRY

Feeding Hour
Jessica Gigot
Trail to Table /Wandering Aengus Press

The More Extravagant Feast
Leah Naomi Green
Graywolf Press

Savagery
J. C. Mehta
Airlie Press

The Death of Sitting Bear
N. Scott Momaday
Harper /HarperCollins

The Lost Arabs
Omar Sakr
Andrews McMeel Publishing

22B. LYRIC PROSE

Film for Her
Orion Carloto
Andrews McMeel Publishing

Inquire Within: If you change the present, you change the past and the future
IN-Q
HarperOne

Risking Wonderful: The art of living inside-out
Cal Móre
Self Published

23. RELATIONSHIPS & COMMUNICATION

The Good Fight
Jana Kramer, & Michael Caussin
HarperOne

The Art of Holding Space: A Practice of Love, Liberation, and Leadership
Heather Plett
Page Two Books

24A. RELIGION / SPIRITUALITY OF EASTERN THOUGHT

Embracing the Inconceivable: Interspiritual Practice of Zen and Christianity
Ellen Birx
Orbis Books

The Ascending Goddess: Untold Story of the Lotus of Fiery Love
Zinovia Dushkova
Radiant Books

Myths of the Asanas: Stories at the Heart of the Yoga Tradition
Chris Yeazel, Alanna Kaivalya, & Arjuna van der Kooij
Mandala Publishing /Mandala Earth

24B. RELIGION / SPIRITUALITY OF WESTERN THOUGHT

Eat, Fast, Feast: Heal Your Body While Feeding Your Soul: A Christian Guide to Fasting
Jay W. Richards
HarperOne

The Daily Practice of Life: Practical Reflections Toward Meaningful Living
Walt Shelton
Crosslink Publishing

Broken Signposts: How Christianity Makes Sense of the World
N. T. Wright
HarperOne

24C. RELIGION / SPIRITUALITY OF OTHER TRADITIONS

Illumination of the Shadow: Ancestral Wisdom from the past for the future
Anthea Durand
Shamanism & Evolving Consciousness Ltd. /Self

Priestess: Ancient Spiritual Wisdom for Modern Sacred Women
Julie Parker
The Kind Press

Trust Your Animal Instincts: Recharge Your Life & Ignite Your Power
Tabitha A. Scott
Powering Potential Media

Journey to the Ancestral Self: Remembering What It Is to Be Human
Tamarack Song
Snow Wolf Publishing

25. SCIENCE & COSMOLOGY

Spinach on the Ceiling: The Multifaceted Life of a Theoretical Chemist
Martin Karplus
World Scientific Publishing

Creative Alchemy: The Science of Miracles
Stephanie Sinclaire Lightsmith
Creative Alchemy Publishing

The Source: Secrets of the Universe, the Science of the Brain
Tara Swart, MD PhD
HarperOne

26. SOCIAL SCIENCES & EDUCATION

A Walk Around the Block: Stoplight Secrets, Mischievous Squirrels, Manhole Mysteries
Spike Carlsen
HarperOne

Field Guide to a School of Belonging
David Levine
Teaching Empathy Institute

The Knowledge Gap: The Hidden Cause of America’s Broken Education System — and How to Fix It
Natalie Wexler
Avery

27. SOCIAL CHANGE & SOCIAL JUSTICE

The Stonewall Generation: LGBTQ Elders on Sex, Activism, and Aging
Jane Fleishman
Skinner House Books /UUA

Beyond Survival: Strategies & Stories from the Transformative Justice Movement
Ejeris Dixon and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, editors
AK Press

Tomorrow Was Yesterday: Explosive First-Person Indictments of the U.S. Mental Health System - Mothers Across the Nation Tell It like It Is
Dede Ranahan, and 64 Co-Authors
Read First Press

The Love Prison Made and Unmade
Ebony Roberts
Amistad /HarperCollins

28. WORLD CULTURES’ CONSCIOUS GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT

Awakening the Soul of Power: How to Live Heroically and Set Yourself Free
Christian de la Huerta
Soulful Hero Media

CHOOSING EARTH: Humanity’s Great Transition to a Mature Planetary Civilization
Duane Elgin
Self Published

Original Politics: Making America Sacred Again
Glenn Aparicio Parry
Select Books

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

29. RISING TO THE MOMENT ~ 2020

Birds of All Feathers: A Guide to Doing Diversity and Inclusion Right
Michael Bach
Page Two Books

Radical Belonging: How to Survive and Thrive in an Unjust World
Lindo Bacon PhD
BenBella Books

The Future Earth: A Radical Vision for What’s Possible in the Age of Warming
Eric Holthaus
HarperOne

Facing the Climate Emergency: How to Transform Yourself with Climate Truth
Margaret Klein Salamon, with Molly Gage
New Society Publishers

CHILDREN'S CATEGORIES

30A. CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOKS / FICTION

The Bread Pet: A Sourdough Story
Kate DePalma
Barefoot Book

Bedtime for Sweet Creatures
Nikki Grimes, and Elizabeth Zunon, Illustrator
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

Lundi the Lost Puffin
Eric Newman
Travel Step by Step

The Sweet Dreams Express: A meditative bedtime journey
Kristin Pierce, & Alexsandra Szmidt, Illustrator
Inner Compass Books /Self

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

What Does It Mean to Be American?
Rana DiOrio, & Elad Yoran, Nina Mata, Illustrator
Sourcebooks / Little Pickle Press

The Power of Positivity: ABC’s of a Pandemic
Ruth Maille
Self Published

I Believe in You
Eunice & Sabrina Moyle
Workman Publishing

31A. CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED / FICTION

Safe In Starry Arms
Christie Lea
Tellwell Talent

Lizzi Light the Star Fisher
Gwen Mariani
Leaning Rock Press

Everybody Loves Grace: A True Story of Grace’s Adventure to Pennsylvania
Katy McQuaid
Everybody Loves Grace Publishing

Hazel Mist, Hypnotist
Kristin Pierce, & Abbey Bryant
Inner Compass Books /Self

31B. CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED / NON-FICTION

Nurse Florence, Help I’m Bleeding
Michael Dow RN MS, & Sandra Islas, Illustrator
lulu.com

Earth Hour: A Lights-out Event for Our Planet
Nanette Heffernan, & Bao Luu, Illustrator
Charlesbridge Publishing

It Is Not a Fish: An Ancient Folktale of the Indigenous People of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (Bangladesh)
Beth Walker, & Maung Nyeu
Our Golden Hour

32. MIDDLE GRADES / FICTION

Second Dad Summer
Benjamin Klas
One Elm Books /Red Chair Press

Moojag and the Auticode Secret
N.E. McMorran
Spondylux Press

The Soluna’s Way
Anna Hodges Oginsky
All Heart Press

Desert Song: A Girl in Exile, a Trickster Horse, and the Women Rising Up
Rivera Sun
Rising Sun Press

33. MIDDLE GRADES / NON-FICTION

Vancouver Island Wildlife: A Photo Journey
Catherine Babault
Why Not Publishing /Self

The Screaming Hairy Armadillo, & 76 Other Animals with Weird, Wild Names
Matthew Murrie, Steve Murrie; & Julie Benbassat, Illustrator
Workman Publishing

How to Be a Person: 65 Hugely Useful, Super-Important Skills to Learn before You're Grown Up
Catherine Newman
Storey Publishing

Stories of the Saints: Bold and Inspiring Tales of Adventure, Grace, and Courage
Carey Wallace, & Nick Thornborrow, Illustrator
Workman Publishing

Angelina’s Opinions
Angelina Wang
Tyldoweb Publishing

34. YOUNG ADULT / FICTION

The First Robot President
Robert Carlyle Taylor
Reflection Bay Press

The Parkour Club
Pam Withers, & Arooj Hayat
Self Published

Far Less
Kathy Wollenberg
Humboldt State Univ. Press

35. YOUNG ADULT / NON-FICTION

Generation Brave: The Gen Z Kids Who Are Changing the World
Kate Alexander, & Jade Orlando, Illustrator
Andrews McMeel Publishing

Every Penguin in the World
Charles Bergman
Sasquatch Books

The Spectrum Girl’s Survival Guide: How to Grow Up Awesome and Autistic
Siena Castellon
Jessica Kingsley Publishing

Sky Gazing
Meg Thacher
Storey Publishing

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