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Soaring Eagle Book Award 2010-2019

The Soaring Eagle Book Award provides the opportunity for Wyoming youth in grades 7-12 to select a favorite book and honor its author. Its purpose is to help Wyoming students in grades 7-12:

  • Become acquainted with the best contemporary authors.
  • Become aware of the qualities that make a good book.
  • Choose the best rather than the mediocre.
  • Set a goal to read at least three good books.
  • To honor an author whose books Wyoming students have enjoyed.
The Soaring Eagle Book Award is sponsored by the Wyoming Library Association and the Wyoming State Literacy Association. 
Winners & Nominees
Winners & Nominees
Winners & Nominees
Winners & Nominees

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Winners & Nominees (2010-2019)


Long Way Down
by Jason Reynolds

First runner-up
Projeckt 1065
by Alan Gratz
Second runner-up
Three Dark Crowns
by Kendare Blake

Other Nominees
Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau
Dumplin' by Julie Murphy
I Will Always Write Back by Liz Welch et al.
Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
Thornhill by Pam Smy
Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley


by Neal Shusterman

First runner-up
Girl in the Blue Coat
by Monica Hesse

Second runner-up
Orbiting Jupiter
by Gary D. Schmidt

Other Nominees
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand
The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
The Novice by Taran Matharu
The Reader by Traci Chee
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli


Everything, Everything
by Nicola Yoon

First runner-up
Six of Crows
by Leigh Bardugo

Second runner-up

Code of Honor
by Alan Gratz

Other Nominees
The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare by M. G. Buehrlen
All American Boys by Jason Reynolds
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Rise of the Wolf by Curtis Jobling
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Samurai Rising by Pamela S. Turner
Violent Ends by Shaun Hutchinson et al.


by Laura Hillenbrand

First runner-up
Throne of Glass
by Sarah Maas
Second runner-up
by Mike Mullin

Other Nominees
Asylum by Madeleine Roux
The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel
The Bridge from Me to You by Lisa Schroeder
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Convergence by Stan Lee
Drama by Raina Telgemeier
I Was Here by Gayle Forman
Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
A World without Heroes by Brandon Mull


The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green

First runner-up
by Kiera Cass
Second runner-up
This Is What Happy Looks Like
by Jennifer Smith

Other Nominees
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
The Darkest Path by Jeff Hirsch
Forgotten by Cat Patrick
I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
Insignia by S. J. Kincaid
The Royal Ranger by John Flanagan
The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen
Thirteen Days to Midnight by Patrick Carman
UnWholly by Neal Shusterman
Zom-B by Darren Shan


Tiger’s Curse
by Colleen Houck

First runner-up
by Marie Lu
Second runner-up
Rise of the Elgen
by Richard Paul Evans

Other Nominees
BZRK by Michael Grant
Everlost by Neal Shusterman
Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
Framed by Gordon Korman
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Kitty Hawk by Roland Smith
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
The Outcasts by John Flanagan
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry


by Veronica Roth

First runner-up
Lost Hero
by Rick Riordan
Second runner-up
by Allyson Braithwaite Condie

Other Nominees
The Abduction by John Grisham
Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Gone by Michael Grant
Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson
The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
What My Girlfriend Doesn’t Know by Sonya Sones
Wither by Lauren DeStefano


Catching Fire
by Suzanne Collins

First runner-up
by Ellen Hopkins
Second runner-up
The Maze Runner
by James Dashner

Other Nominees
Blood on My Hands by Todd Strasser
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Confessions of a Serial Kisser by Wendelin Van Draanen
Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer
Fire by Kristin Cashore
Football Hero by Tim Green
Halt's Peril
by John Flanagan
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Unwind by Neal Shusterman


The Last Olympian
by Rick Riordan

First runner-up
The Host
by Stephenie Meyer

Second runner-up (tie)
Hush, Hush
by Becca Fitzpatrick

Second runner-up (tie)
Ghost of Spirit Bear
by Ben Mikaelsen

Other Nominees
by Amy Efaw
by Cynthia Kadohata
Do the Math
by Wendy Lichtman
Erak's Ransom
by John Flanagan
Football Genius
by Tim Green
by Kristin Cashore
by Ellen Hopkins
by P. C. and Kristin Cast
The Roar by Emma Clayton
Tentacles by Roland Smith
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead


Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins

First runner-up
Thirteen Reasons Why
by Jay Asher
Second runner-up
Breaking Dawn
by Stephenie Meyer


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian
by Sherman Alexie
Bounce by Natasha Friend
by Christopher Paolini
Demon Apocalypse
by Darren Shan
by Brandon Mull
Go Big or Go Home
by Will Hobbs
The Icebound Land
by John Flanagan
by Gordon Korman
The Secret Journal of Brett Colton
by Kay Lynn Mangum
Sunrise over Fallujah
by Walter Dean Myers
The Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer
Travel Team
by Mike Lupica

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