2021 Winning Titles
A Good Map of All Things: A Picaresque Novel, by Alberto Álvaro Ríos. University of Arizona Press, 2020.
Becoming Hopi: A History, edited by Wesley Bernardini, Stewart B. Koyiyumptewa, Gregson Schachner, and Leigh J. Kuwanwisiwma. University of Arizona Press, 2021.
Bosque: Poems, by Michelle Otero. University of New Mexico Press, 2021.
Eva Mirabal: Three Generations of Tradition and Modernity at Taos Pueblo, by Lois P. Rudnick with Jonathan Warm Day Coming. Museum of New Mexico Press, 2021.
How To Lie to a Customs Agent, by Carlos Fidel Espinoza. Floricanto Press, 2020.
Overhaul: A Social History of the Albuquerque Locomotive Repair Shops, by Richard Flint and Shirley Cushing Flint. University of New Mexico Press, 2021.
Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything, by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2021.
The Shoulders We Stand On: A History of Bilingual Education in New Mexico, edited by Rebecca Blum Martínez and Mary Jean Habermann López. University of New Mexico Press, 2020.
To Live and Die in El Valle, by Oscar Mancinas. Arte Publico Press, 2020.
Una Mirada A Los Constructores De Una Ciudad Fronteriza, by Alejandro González Milea. UACJ, 2021.
2020 Winning Titles
Borderland Apocrypha, by Anthony Cody. Omnidawn Publishing, Inc., 2020.
Half Broke, by Ginger Gaffney. W. W. Norton and Company, Inc. , 2020.
Inland, by Téa Obreht. Random House Publishing Group, 2019.
McCarthyism VS. Clinton Jencks, by Ray Caballero. University of Oklahoma Press, 2019.
Saving Grand Canyon: Dams, Deals, and a Noble Myth, by Byron Pearson. University of Nevada Press, 2019.
These People Have Always Been a Republic: Indigenous Electorates in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1598-1912, by Maurice Crandall. University of North Carolina Press, 2019.
Trinity Sight, by Jennifer Givhan. Blackstone Publishing, 2019.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Angel Fire: War, Remembrance, and an American Tragedy, by Steven Trout. University Press of Kansas, 2020.
2019 Winning Titles
A Bad Peace and A Good War: Spain and the Mescalero Apache Uprising of 1795-1799, by Mark Santiago. University of Oklahoma Press, 2018.
A Song for The River, by Philip Connors. Cinco Puntos Press, 2018.
The Crossroads, by Alexandra Diaz. Simon & Schuster / Paula Wiseman Books, 2018.
Cutting the Wire: Photographs and Poetry from the U.S.-Mexico Border, edited by Lisa McNiel, photographs by Bruce Berman, poetry by Ray Gonzalez & Lawrence Welsh, introduction by David Dorado Romo. University of New Mexico Press, 2018.
D, by Rubén Moreno Valenzuela. Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, 2019.
Hey Marfa, by Jeffrey Yang. Graywolf Press, 2018.
Medicine Women: The Story of the First Native American Nursing School, by Jim Kristofic. University of New Mexico Press, 2019.
Mesquite: An Arboreal Love Affair, by Gary Paul Nabhan. Chelsea Green Publishing, 2018.
Nobody Hugs a Cactus, by Carter Goodrich. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2019.
Retablos: Stories from a Life Lived Along the Border, by Octavio Solis. City Light Books, 2018.
2018 Winning Titles
Arizona's Deadliest Gunfight: Draft Resistance and Tragedy at the Power Cabin, 1918, by Heidi J. Osselaer. University of Oklahoma Press, 2018.
Black Sheep, White Crow and Other Windmill Tales: Stories From Navajo Country, by Jim Kristofic, illustrated by Nolan Karras James. University of New Mexico Press, 2017.
Border Spaces: Visualizing the U.S. - Mexico Frontera, edited by Katherine G. Morrissey & John-Michael Warner. University of Arizona Press, 2018.
Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code: A Navajo Code Talker's Story, by Joseph Bruchac, illustrated by Liz Amini-Holmes. Albert Whitman & Company, 2018.
Flow, by Robin Scofield. Street of Trees Project, 2017.
Folly Cove: A Smuggler's True Tale of the Pot Rebellion, by Kermit Schweidel. Cinco Punto Press, 2018.
Lest We Forget: World War I and New Mexico, by David Van Holtby. University of Oklahoma Press, 2018.
The Line Becomes a River, by Francisco Cantú. Riverhead Books, 2018.
Spoken Through Clay: Native Pottery of The Southwest -- The Eric Dobkin Collection, by Charles S. King. Museum of New Mexico Press, 2017
2017 Winning Titles
A Land Apart: The Southwest and The Nation in the Twentieth Century, by Flannery Burke. University of Arizona Press, 2017.
Amado Muro And Me: A Tale of Honesty and Deception, by Robert Seltzer. TCU Press, 2016.
The Carved Line: Block Printmaking In New Mexico, by Josie Lopez. Museum of New Mexico Press, 2017.
Civil War in the Southwest Borderlands, 1861-1867, by Andrew E. Masich. University of Oklahoma Press, 2017.
The Lynching of Mexicans in the Texas Borderlands, by Nicholas Villanueva Jr. University of New Mexico Press, 2017.
Navajo Sovereignty: Understanding and Visions of the Dine People, edited by Lloyd L. Lee. University of Arizona Press, 2016.
The Only Road, by Alexandra Diaz. Simon & Schuster, 2016.
Orale! Lowrider: Custom Made in New Mexico, by Don J. Usner and Kate Ware. Museum of New Mexico Press, 2016.
The Pueblo Food Experience: Whole Food of Our Ancestors, by Roxanne Swentzell and Patricia M. Perea. Museum of New Mexico Press, 2016.
The Secret Project, by Jonah Winter and Jeanette Winter. Simon & Schuster, 2017.
Sisters In Blue: Sor Maria De Agreda Comes to New Mexico, by Anna M. Nogar and Enrique R. Lamadrid. University of New Mexico Press, 2017.
2016 Winning Titles
Adventures In Physics and Pueblo Pottery: Memoirs of A Los Alamos Scientist, by Francis H. Harlow, with Dwight P. Lanmon, Museum of New Mexico Press, 2016.
Agaves, Yucca, and Their Kin: Seven Genera of The Southwest, by Jon L. Hawker, Texas Tech University Press, 2016.
Artistic Odyssey of Higinio V. Gonzales: A Tinsmith and Poet in Territorial New Mexico, by Maurice M. Dixon, Jr., University of Oklahoma Press, 2015.
Chasing the Cure in New Mexico: Tuberculosis and the Quest for Health, by Nancy Owen Lewis, Museum of New Mexico Press, 2016.
Coyota in the Kitchen: A Memoir of New and Old Mexico, by Anita Rodríguez, University of New Mexico Press, 2016.
Doña Teresa Confronts the Spanish Inquisition, by Frances Levine, University of Oklahoma Press, 2016.
In The Canyon, by Liz Garton Scanlon, illustrations by Ashley Wolff, Beach Lane Books, 2015.
Irby Brown: Southwest Landscape Paintings, by Richard Brunson, edited by Joshua Falconer, University of New Mexico Press, 2015.
Irwin Klein and the New Settlers: Photographs of Counterculture in New Mexico, by Benjamin Klein, UNP - Bison Books, 2016.
Ladies of the Canyons: A League of Extraordinary Women and Their Adventures in the American Southwest, by Lesley Poling-Kempes, University of Arizona Press, 2015.
The Sonoran Desert: A Literary Field Guide, edited by Eric Magrane & Christopher Cokinos, University of Arizona Press, 2016.
Uprooting Community: Japanese Mexicans, World War II, and the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, by Selfa A. Chew, University of Arizona Press, 2016.
2015 Winning Titles
Advocates for the Oppressed: Hispanos, Indians, Genízaros, and Their Land in New Mexico, by Malcolm Ebright, University of New Mexico Press, 2014.
The Great Call-Up: The Guard, the Border, and the Mexican Revolution, by Charles H. Harris III & Louis R. Sadler, University of Oklahoma Press, 2015.
Laguna Pueblo: A Photographic History, by Lee Marmon & Tom Corbett, University of New Mexico Press, 2015.
Mysterious New Mexico: Miracles, Magic, And Monsters in the Land of Enchantment, by Benjamin Radford, University of New Mexico Press, 2014.
On the Burning Edge: A Fateful Fire and the Men Who Fought It, by Kyle Dickman, Ballantine Books, 2015.
Power Lines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest, by Andrew Needham, Princeton University Press, 2014.
A Strange Mixture: The Art and Politics of Painting Pueblo Indians, by Sascha T. Scott, University of Oklahoma Press, 2015.
South Sun Rises: A Bilingual Poetic Narrative of the Borderland, by Valentin Sandoval, Sherman Asher Publishing, 2014.
Systemic Evil: Mat Perez V. the FBI, by Samuel C. Martinez, CreateSpace Publishing, 2014.
Wastelanding: Legacies of Uranium Mining in Navajo Country, by Traci Brynne Voyles, University of Minnesota Press, 2015.
The Yaquis and The Empire: Violence, Spanish Imperial Power, and Native Resilience in Colonial Mexico, by Raphael Brewster Folsom, Yale University Press, 2014.
2014 Winning Titles
Among Unknown Tribes: Rediscovering the Photographs of Explorer Carl Lumholtz, by Bill Broyles, Ann Christine Eek, Phyllis La Farge, Richard Laugharn, Eugenia Macías Guzmán, University of Texas Press, 2014.
The Art & Legacy of Bernardo Miera Y Pacheco: New Spain’s Explorer, Cartographer, And Artist, edited by Josef Díaz, Museum of New Mexico Press, 2013.
Authentic Texas: People of the Big Bend, by Marcia Hatfield Daudistel and Bill Wright, University of Texas Press, 2013.
Chasing the Santa Fe Ring: Power and Privilege in Territorial New Mexico, by David L. Caffey, University of New Mexico Press, 2014.
Crónicas Del Siglo Pasado: Ciudad Juárez Su Vida Su Gente, by Raúl Flores Simental, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, 2013.
Detonography: The Explosive Art of Evelyn Rosenberg, by Evelyn Rosenberg, photographs by John Trotter, University of New Mexico Press, 2013.
El Paso Days, by Elroy Bode, Wings Press, 2014.
Four Square Leagues: Pueblo Indian Land In New Mexico, by Malcolm Ebright, Rick Hendricks, and Richard W. Hughes, University of New Mexico Press, 2014.
How Chile Came To New Mexico, by Rudolfo Anaya, illustrations by Nicolás Otero, translation by Nasario García, Rio Grande Press, 2014.
Law of the Desert Born, by Louis L’Amour, Charles Santino, Beau L’Amour, Kathy Nolan, illustrated by Thomas Yeates, Random House, 2013.
Miera Y Pacheco: A Renaissance Spaniard in Eighteenth-Century New Mexico, by John Kessell, University of Oklahoma Press, 2013.
Sagrado: A Photopoetics Across the Chicano Homeland, by Spencer R. Herrera and Levi Romero, photographs by Robert Kaiser, University of New Mexico Press, 2013.
Texas People, Texas Places: More Musings of The Rambling Boy, by Lonn Taylor, TCU Press, 2014.
2013 Winning Titles
Anay's Will to Learn: A Woman's Education in the Shadow of the Maquiladoras, by Elaine Hampton, with Anay Palomeque de Carrillo, University of Texas Press, 2013.
Dragoons In Apacheland: Conquest and Resistance In Southern New Mexico, 1846-1861, by William S. Kiser, University of Oklahoma Press, 2013.
Everything Begins and Ends at The Kentucky Club, by Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Cinco Puntos Press, 2012.
Forty-Seventh Star: New Mexico's Struggle for Statehood, by David V. Holtby, University of Oklahoma Press, 2012.
Hell Paso: The Story of Dallas Stoudenmire, by Jaime Portillo, Jimmy Daze Comics, 2013.
In The Shadow Of Billy The Kid: Susan McSween And The Lincoln County War, by Kathleen Chamberlain, University of New Mexico Press, 2013
Our Lost Border: Essays on Life Amid the Narco-Violence, by Sarah Cortez and Sergio Troncoso, Arte Público Press, 2013.
The Pottery of Acoma Pueblo, by Dwight P. Lanmon and Francis H. Harlow, Museum of New Mexico Press, 2013.
Rock Art of the Grand Canyon Region, by Don D. Christensen, Jerry Dickey, and Steven M. Freers, Sunbelt Publications, 2013.
Trigueña (Solar-Narrativa), by Juana Moriel-Payne, Instituto Chihuahuense de la Cultura, 2013.
Waiting For José: The Minutemen's Pursuit of America, by Harel Shapira, Princeton University Press, 2013.
With Blood in Their Eyes, by Thomas Cobb, University of Arizona Press, 2012.
2012 Winning Titles
Amadito and the Hero Children / Amadito Y Los Niños Héroes, by Enrique R. Lamadrid, illustrations by Amy Córdova, University of New Mexico Press, 2011.
Border Junkies, by Scott Comar, University of Texas Press, 2011.
En El Peunte Con La Migra: Anecdotario De La Vida Fronteriza, edited by Héctor Antonio Padilla Delgado, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, 2011.
From This Wicked Patch of Dust, by Sergio Troncoso, University of Arizona Press, 2011.
Grandpa Lolo's Navajo Saddle Blanket / La Tilma De Abuelito Lolo, by Nasario Garcia, University of New Mexico Press, 2012.
Hard To Have Heroes, by Buddy Mays, University of New Mexico Press, 2012
The Plazas Of New Mexico, edited by Chris Wilson and Stefanos Polysoides, photography by Miguel Gandert, Trinity University Press, 2011.
Santa Rita Del Cobre: A Copper Mining Community In New Mexico, by Christopher J. Huggard and Terrence M. Humble, University Press of Colorado, 2012.
2011 Winning Titles
Alexandre Hogue An American Visionary: Paintings and Works on Paper, by Susie Kalil, Texas A & M Press, 2010.
La Calle: Spatial Conflicts and Urban Renewal In a Southwest City, by Lydia R. Otero, University of Arizona Press, 2010.
The Jar of Severed Hands: The Spanish Deportation of Apache Prisoners of War, 1770-1810, by Mark Santiago, University of Oklahoma Press, 2011.
Randy Lopez Goes Home, by Rudolfo Anaya , University of Oklahoma Press, 2011.
El Sicario: The Autobiography of A Mexican Assassin, edited by Molly Molloy and Charles Bowden, Nation Books, 2011.
Where the West Begins: Debating Texas Identity, by Glen Sample Ely, Texas Tech University Press, 2011.
Wild Horses of the West: History and Politcs of America's Mustangs, by J. Edward de Steiguer, University of Arizona Press, 2011
Working the Line, by David Taylor, Radius Books, 2010.
2010 Winning Titles
40 Minutes of Hell: The Extraordinary Life of Nolan Richardson, by Rus Bradburd, Amistad, 2010.
Crossers, by Philip Caputo, Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
Dreamland: The Way Out of Juarez, by Charles Bowden, University of Texas Press, 2010.
Drug War Zone: Frontline Dispatches From The Streets of El Paso and Juarez, by Howard Campbell , University of Texas Press, 2009.
Imaginary Lines: Border Endorcement and the Origins of Undocumented Immigration, 1882-1930, by Patrick Ettinger, University of Texas Press, 2009.
In the Path of Falling Objects, by Andrew Smith, Feiwel & Friends, 2009.
Into the Desert Light: Early El Paso Art, 1850-1960, by Carol Price Miller, et al., El Paso Museum of Art, 2010
The Life and Writing of Fray Angelico Chavez: A New Mexico Renaissance Man, by Ellen McCracken, University of New Mexico Press, 2009.
Literary El Paso, edited by Marcia Hatfield Daudistel, TCU Press, 2009.
Murder City: Ciudad Juarez and the Global Economy's New Killing Fields, by Charles Bowden, Nation Books, 2010.
2009 Winning Titles
Big Sycamore Stands Alone: The Wester Apaches, Aravaipa, and the Struggle For Place, by Ian W. Record, University of Oklahoma Press, 2008.
Court-Martial of Apache Kid: The Renegade of Renegades, by Clare V. McKanna, Jr., Texas Tech University Press, 2009.
Cowboy Park: Steer-Roping Contest on the Border, by John O. Baxter, Texas Tech University Press, 2008.
Kenneth Milton Chapman: A Life Dedicated to Indian Arts and Artists, by Janet Chapman and Karen Barrie, University of New Mexico Press, 2008.
The Last Supper of Chicano Heroes: Selected Works of Jose Antonio Burciaga, editd by Mimi R. Gladstein and Daniel Chacón, University of Arizona Press, 2008.
The Secret War In El Paso: Mexican Revolutionary Intrigue, 1906-1920, by Charles H. Harris III and Louis R. Sadler, University of New Mexico Press, 2009.
Shadows At Dawn: A Borderlands Massacre and The Violence of History, by Karl Jacoby, Penguin Press, 2008.
Visions Underground: Carlsbad Caverns Through the Artist's Eye, by Lois Manno, Rio Grande Books, 2009.
War of a Thousand Deserts: Indian Raids and the U.S. - Mexican War, by Brian DeLay, Yale University Press, 2008.
2008 Winning Titles
Border Citizens: The Making of Indians, Mexicans and Anglos in Arizona, by Eric V. Meeks, University of Texas Press, 2007.
Bruce Aiken's Grand Canyon: An Intimate Affair, by Susan Hallsten McGarry, Grand Canyon Association, 2007.
Fragmented Lives Assembled Parts: Culture, Capitalism, and Conquest at the U. S.-Mexico Border, by Alejandro Lugo, University of Texas Press, 2008.
God's Middle Finger: Into the Lawless Heart of the Sierra Madre, by Richard Grant, Free Press, 2008.
He Forgot to Say Goodbye, by Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 2008.
Kartchner Caverns: How Two Cavers Discovered and Saved One of the Wonders of the Natural World, by Neil Miller, University of Arizona Press, 2008.
Marsden Hartley and the West: The Search for an American Modernism, by Heather Hole, Yale University Press and The Georgia O'Keefe Museum, 2007.
The Reminiscences of Major General Zenas R. Bliss 1854-1876, edited by Thomas T. Smith, Jerry D. Thompson, Robert Wooster, and Ben E Pingenot, Texas State Historical Association, 2007.
Salt Warriors: Insurgency on the Rio Grande, by Paul Cool, Texas A & M University Press, 2008.
Violence and Activism at The Border: Gender, Fear and Everyday Life in Ciudad Juarez, by Kathleen Staudt, University of Texas Press, 2008.
We Became as Mountains: Poems of the Pueblo Conquest, by Nancy Wood, Western Edge Press, 2008.
2007 Winning Titles
The Art of New Mexico: How the West Is One: The Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, by Joseph Traugott, Museum of New Mexico Press, 2007.
Condors In Canyon Country: The Return of The California Condor to the Grand Canyon Region, by Sophie A. H. Osborn, Grand Canyon Association, 2007.
I Am the Grand Canyon: The Story of the Havasupai People, by Stephen Hirst, Grand Canyon Association, 2006.
In A Special Light, by Elroy Bode, Trinity University Press, 2006.
Nature's Yucky! 2: The Desert Southwest, by Lee Ann Landstrom and Karen I. Schragg, illustrated by Rachel Rogge, Mountain Press Publishing Company, 2007.
Senator Dennis Deconcini: From the Center of the Aisle, by Dennis DeConcini and Jack L. August Jr., University of Arizona Press, 2007.
Spring Poems Along the Rio Grande, by Jimmy Santiago Baca, New Directions, 2007.
Valles Caldera: A Vision For New Mexico's National Preserve, by William DeBuys and Don J. Usner, Museum of New Mexico Press, 2006
White Panties, Dead Friends and Other Bits and Pieces of Love, by Bobby Byrd, Cinco Puntos Press, 2006
2006 Winning Titles
The Civil War in Arizona: The Story of the California Volunteers, 1861-1865, by Andrew E. Masich, University of Oklahoma Press, 2006.
Classic Hopi and Zuni Kachina Figures, photographs by Andrea Portago, text by Barton Wright, Museum of New Mexico Press, 2006.
Crossing the Wire, by Will Hobbs, HarperCollins Childrens Books, 2006.
Distant Bugles, Distant Drums: The Union Response to the Confederate Invasion of New Mexico, by Flint Whitlock, University Press of Colorado, 2006.
Fine Indian Jewelry of The Southwest: The Millicent Rogers Museum Collection, by Shelby J. Tisdale, Museum of New Mexico Press, 2006.
The General and The Jaguar: The Hunt For Pancho Villa: A True Story of Revolution and Revenge, by Eileen Welsome, Little, Brown & Company, 2006.
Inferno, by Charles Bowden, photographs by Michael P. Berman, University of Texas Press, 2006.
Making A Hand: Growing Up Cowboy in New Mexico, photographs by Gene Peach, text by Max Evans, Museum of New Mexico Press, 2005.
Navajo and Pueblo Earrings, 1850-1945, Collected by Robert V. Gallegos, by Robert Bauver, Rio Grande Books, 2006
Ringside Seat to A Revolution: An Underground Cultural History of El Paso And Juarez: 1893-1923, by David Dorado Romo, Cinco Puntos Press, 2005.
Sunshot: Peril and Wonder In The Gran Desierto, text by Bill Broyles, photographs by Michael P. Berman, University of Arizona Press, 2006.
To the End of the Earth: A History of the Crypto-Jews of New Mexico, by Stanley M. Hordes, Columbia University Press, 2005.
2005 Winning Titles
Cacti of The Trans-Pecos & Adjacent Areas, by A. Michael Powell & James F. Weedin, Texas Tech University Press, 2004.
Child of Many Rivers: Journeys To & From the Rio Grande, by Lucy Fischer-West, Texas Tech University Press, 2005.
Marc Simmons of New Mexico: Maverick Historian, by Phyllis S. Morgan, University of New Mexico Press, 2005.
Old Las Vegas: Hispanic Memories From The New Mexico Meadowlands, translated by Nasario Garcia,Texas Tech University Press, 2005.
Texas Rangers And the Mexican Revolution: The Bloodiest Decade, 1910-1920, by Charles Harris III & Louis R. Sadler, University of New Mexico Press, 2004
2004 Winning Titles
1911: La Batalla de Ciudad Juarez, by Pedro Siller, Jesús Muñoz Delgado, and Miguel Angel Berumen Campos, Cuadro por Cuadro, Imagen y Palabra, 2003.
Arizona's War Town: Flagstaff, Navajo Ordnance Depot, and World War II, by John S. Westerlund, University of Arizona Press, 2003.
Blanket Weaving in The Southwest, by Joe Ben Wheat, edited by Ann Lane Hedlund, University of Arizona Press, 2003.
The Devil's Highway: A True Story, by Luis Alberto Urrea, Little, Brown and Company Press, 2004.
Hermanitos Comanchitos: Indo-Hispano Rituals of Captivity and Redemption, by Enrique R. Lamadrid, photographs by Miguel A. Gandert, University of New Mexico Press, 2003
Native American Picture Books of Change: The Art of Historic Children's Editions, by Rebecca C. Benes, Museum of New Mexico Press, 2004.
The Treasure on Gold Street / El Tesoro En La Calle Oro, by Lee Merril Byrd, illustrations by Antonio Castro L., Cinco Puntos Press, 2004
2003 Winning Titles
Big Bend Pictures, photographs by James Evans, forward by Robert Draper, University of Texas Press, 2003.
La Cara Del Tiempo: La Fotografia En Ciudad Juarez Y El Paso (1870-1930), by Miguel Angel Berumen Campos, Cuadro por Cuadro, Imagen y Palabra, 2002.
The Culture of Tourism, the Tourism of Culture: Selling the Past to the Present in the American Southwest, edited by Hal K. Rothman, University of New Mexico Press, 2003.
Defiance and Deference in Mexico's Colonial North: Indians Under Spanish Rule in Nueva Vizcaya, by Susan M. Deeds, University of Texas Press, 2003.
Modernists In Taos: From Dasburg to Martin, by David L. Witt, Red Crane Books, 2002
Niños Mask, by Jeanette Winter, Dial/Penguin, 2003.
The Parrot Trainer, by Swain Wolfe, St. Martin's Press, 2003
Puro Border: Dispatches, Snapshots, & Graffiti From La Frontera, edited by Luis Humberto Crosthwaite, John William Byrd, Bobby Byrd, with Jessica Powers, Cinco Puntos Press, 2003
Red Delta: Fighting for Life at the End of the Colorado River, by Charles Bergman, Fulcrum Publishing, 2002
2002 Winning Titles
Cada Niño / Every Child, by Tish Hinojosa, illustrated by Lucia Angela Perez, Cinco Puntos Press, 2002.
Lalo: My Life and Music, by Lalo Guerrero and Sherilyn Meece Mentes, University of Arizona Press, 2002.
Narcocorrido: A Journey into the Music of Drugs, Guns, and Guerrillas, by Elijah Wald, Rayo, 2001.
Navajo Spoons: Indian Artistry and the Souvenir Trade, 1880S – 1940s, by Cindra Kline, Museum of New Mexico Press, 2001.
Sin Nombre: Hispana & Hispano Artists of The New Deal Era, by Tey Marianna Nunn, University of New Mexico Press, 2001.
Racial Borders: Black Soldiers Along the Rio Grande, by James N. Leiker, Texas A&M University Press, 2002.
Texas Mountains, text by Joe Nick Patoski, photographs by Laurence Parent, University of Texas Press, 2001
Special Award to Ray Gonzalez for contributions to literature of the Southwest.
2001 Winning Titles
Bones Incandescent, edited with essays by Shelley Armitage, Texas Tech University Press, 2001.
Frank Applegate of Santa Fe: Artist & Preservationist, by Daria Labinsky and Stan Hieronymus, LPD Press, 2001.
The Hot Empire of Chile, by Kent Ian Paterson, Bilingual Review/Press, 2000.
La Mirada Desenterrada: Juarez y El Paso Vistos Por El Cine (1896-1916), by Willivaldo Delgadillo and Maribel Limongi, edited by Miguel Angel Berumen Campos, Cuadro por Cuadro, 2000.
Nuevo Mexico Profundo: Rituals of an Indo-Hispano Homeland, photographs by Miguel Gandert, essays by Enrique R. Lamadrid, Ramón A. Gutiérrez, Lucy R. Lippard, and Chris Wilson, Museum of New Mexico Press / National Hispanic Cultural Center of New Mexico, 2000.
Santa Barraza: Artist of The Borderlands, edited by María Herrera-Sobek, Texas A&M University Press, 2001.
Southwest Writer Harvey Fergusson: A Collector's View and Checklist, by Saul Cohen, foreward by Lawrence Clark Powell, Press of the Palace of Governors Museum of New Mexico, 2001.
Surviving The Winter: The Evolution of Quiltmaking In New Mexico, by Dorothy R. Zopf, University of New Mexico Press, 2001.
Tradiciones Nuevomexicanas: Hispano Arts and Culture Of New Mexico, by Mary Montaño, University of New Mexico Press, 2001.
Tunnel Kids, by Lawrence J. Taylor and Maeve Hickey, University of Arizona Press, 2001.
Under The Sun: A Sonoran Desert Odyssey, by Adriel Heisey, Rio Nuevo Press, 2000.
Villista Prisoners Of 1916-1917, by James W. Hurst, Yucca Tree Press, 2000.
2000 Winning Titles
Amor Eterno, by Patricia Preciado Martin, University of Arizona Press, 2000.
Cinema Southwest, by John A. Murray, Northland Publishing, 2000.
Clarence Goes Out West and Meets A Purple Horse, by Jean Ekman Adams, Northland Publishing, 2000.
Enchanted Runner, by Kimberley Griffiths Little, Avon Camelot, 1999.
The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction, by Linda Gordon, Harvard University Press, 1999.
Land of Enchantment, Land of Conflict: New Mexico In English-Language Fiction, by David L. Caffey, Texas A&M University Press, 1999.
Last Tortilla and Other Stories, by Sergio Troncoso, University of Arizona Press, 1999.
The Mexican American Orquesta: Music, Culture and The Dialect of Conflict, by Manuel Peña, University of Texas Press, 1999.
A Natural History of The Sonoran Desert, edited by Steven J. Phillips and Patricia Wentworth Comus, afterword by Carol Cochran, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum / University of California Press, 1999.
The Night of las Posadas, by Tomie de Paola, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1999.
The Secret Knowledge of Water, by Craig Childs, Sasquatch Books, 2000.
Twilight Time: A Soldier's Role in The Manhattan Project At Los Alamos, by Ralph C. Sparks, Los Alamos Historical Society, 2000.
Yudonsi: A Tale from The Canyons, by Robert J. Blake, Philomel Books, 1999.
1999 Winning Titles
All That Glitters: The Emergence of Native American Micaceous Art Pottery in Northern New Mexico, by Duane Anderson, with a Foreward by Lonnie Vigil, School of American Research Press, 1999.
Borderlands: Short Fictions, by James Carlos Blake, Avon Books, 1999.
Chimayo Weaving: The Transformation of a Tradition, by Helen R. Lucero and Suzanne Baizerman, University of New Mexico Press, 1999.
Georgia O'Keeffe: The Poetry of Things, by Elizabeth Hutton Turner, with an essay by Marjorie P. Balge-Crozier, Yale University Press, 1999.
The Life and Times Of Pancho Villa, by Friedrick Katz, Stanford University Press, 1998.
Mangas Coloradas: Chief of The Chiricahua Apaches, by Edwin R. Sweeney, University of Oklahoma Press, 1998.
The Price of Doing Business In Mexico, by Bobby Byrd, Cinco Puntos Press, 1998.
Rethinking Hopi Ethnography, by Peter M. Whiteley, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1998.
The Tennis Partner, by Abraham Verghese, Harper Collins, 1998.
Understanding Women, by C.W. Smith, Texas Christian University Press, 1998
Windows on the Past: Historic Lodgings Of New Mexico, by Sandra Lynn, University of New Mexico Press, 1999.
1998 Winning Titles
The Chief’s Blanket, by Michael Chanin, illustrated by Kim Howard. H. J. Kramer, Inc., 1997.
Culture Across Borders, edited by David R. Maciel and Maria Herrera-Sobek. University of Arizona Press, 1998
Juarez, The Laboratory of Our Future, by Charles Bowden, photographs by Javier Aguilar, Jaime Bailleres, Gabriel Cardona, Julian Cardona, Alfredo Carrillo, Raul Lodoza, Jaime Murrieta, Miguel Perea, Margarita Reyes, Ernesto Rodriguez, Manuel Saenz, Lucio Soria Espino, Aurelio Suarez Nunez. Aperture, 1998.
La Vida Nortena, Photographs of Sonora, Mexico, by David Burckhalter, essays by Gary Nabhan and Thomas E. Sheridan. University of New Mexico Press, 1998.See March Border Bookshelf
The Making of A Mexican American Mayor: Raymond L. Telles Of El Paso, by Mario T. Garcia. Texas Western Press, 1998. See July Border Bookshelf
One Book at A Time: The History Of The Library In New Mexico, by Linda G. Harris. New Mexico Library Foundation, 1998. See July Border Bookshelf
The Raptors of Arizona, edited by Richard L. Glinski. University of Arizona Press, 1998. See May Border Bookshelf
San Elizario: Spanish Presidio to Texas County Seat, by Rick Hendricks and W. H. Timmons. Texas Western Press, 1998. See September Border Bookshelf
The Southwest in American Literature And Art: The Rise Of A Desert Aesthetic, by David W. Teague. University of Arizona Press, 1997. See May Border Bookshelf
Una Linda Raza: Cultural and Artistic Traditions of The Hispanic Southwest, by Angel Vigil. Fulcrum Publishing Inc, 1998.
The World of Flower Blue, Pop Chalee: An Artistic Biography, by Margaret Cesa. Red Crane Books, 1997
1997 Winning Titles
Amphibians and Reptiles of New Mexico, by William G. Degenhardt, Charles W. Painter, and Andrew H. Price. University of New Mexico Press, 1996.
Chihuahua: Pictures from the Edge, photographs by Virgil Hancock, essay by Charles Bowden. University of New Mexico Press, 1996.
Colors on Desert Walls: The Murals of El Paso, text by Miguel Juarez, photographs by Cynthia Weber Farah. Texas Western Press, 1997.
House of Houses, by Pat Mora. Beacon Press, 1997.
John Wesley Hardin: Dark Angel of Texas, by Leon C. Metz. Mangan Books, 1996.
The Matachines Dance, by Sylvia Rodriguez. University of New Mexico Press, 1996.
Quest For the Pillar of Gold: The Mines And Miners of the Grand Canyon, by George H. Billingsley, Earle E. Spamer, and Dove Menkes. Grand Canyon Association, 1997.
Separations, by Oakley Hall. University of Nevada Press, 1997.
Spirit Ascendant: The Art and Life of Patrocino Barela, by Edward Gonzales and David L. Witt. Red Crane Books, 1996.
Voices, Circles, Echoes, by George B. Drennan. Printing Corner Press, 1996.
Where There Is No Name for Art: The Art Of Tewa Pueblo Children, by Bruce Hucko. School of American Research Press, 1996.
Special Award to Judith Van Gieson for her series of detective novels featuring Neil Hamel.
1996 Winning Titles
Answered Prayers: Miracles and Milagros Along The Border, by Eileen Oktavec. University of Arizona Press, 1995.
Border Correspondent: Selected Writings, 1955-1970, by Ruben Salazar. Edited and with an introduction by Mario T. Garcia. University of California Press, 1995.
Exiled: The Tigua Indians of Ysleta Del Sur, by Randy Lee Eickhoff. Republic of Texas Press, 1996.
Following The Sun and Moon: Hopi Kachina Tradition, by Alph H. Secakuku, Northland Publishing in cooperation with the Heard Museum, 1995.
Growing Desert Plants: From Windowsill to Garden, by Theodore B. Hodoba. Red Crane Books, 1995.
Modern By Tradition: American Indian Painting in The Studio Style, by Bruce Bernstein and W. Jackson Rushing. Museum of New Mexico Press, 1995.
The Place Names Of New Mexico, by Robert Julyan. University of New Mexico Press, 1996.
Rodant Del Mon: Roaming About the World with Urbici Soler, Sculptor (1890-1953), by Paul Dean Daniggelis. International Association for the Visual Arts, 1995.
San Cristobal: Voices and Visions of The Galisteo Basin, by Christina Singleton Mednick. Office of Archaeological Studies, Museum of New Mexico, 1996.
Tag Against Time, by Helen Hughes Vick. Harbinger House, 1996.
Trading In Santa Fe: John M. Kingsbury's Correspondence with James Josiah Webb, edited by Jane Lenz Elder and David J. Weber. Southern Methodist University Press, 1996.
Utopian Vistas: The Mabel Dodge Luhan House and The American Counterculture, by Lois Palken Rudnick. University of New Mexico Press, 1996.