Indies Choice Finalists

The American Booksellers Association announced the finalists for the 2017 Indies Choice Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards, with the winners to be announced May 3. The nominees include:

Adult Fiction
A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles (Viking)
Britt-Marie Was Here, by Fredrik Backman (Atria)
Commonwealth, by Ann Patchett (Harper)
Darktown, by Thomas Mullen (Atria/37 Ink)
LaRose, by Louise Erdrich (Harper)
The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday)

Adult Nonfiction
Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah (Spiegel & Grau)
Hero of the Empire, by Candice Millard (Doubleday)
The Glass Universe, by Dava Sobel (Viking)
The Hidden Life of Trees, by Peter Wohlleben (Greystone Books)
The Hour of Land, by Terry Tempest Williams (Sarah Crichton Books)
Truevine, by Beth Macy (Little, Brown)

Adult Debut
Be Frank With Me, by Julia Claiborne Johnson (William Morrow)
Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi (Knopf)
Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren (Knopf)
The Atomic Weight of Love, by Elizabeth J. Church (Algonquin)
The Girls, by Emma Cline (Random House)
When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi (Random House)

Young Adult
The Sun Is Also a Star, by Nicola Yoon (Delacorte Press)
Salt to the Sea, by Ruta Sepetys (Philomel Books)
The Serpent King, by Jeff Zentner (Crown Children's)
Girl in the Blue Coat, by Monica Hesse (Little, Brown Children's)
Kids of Appetite, by David Arnold (Viking Books Children's)
The Reader, by Traci Chee (Putnam Children's)

Middle Grade
As Brave As You, by Jason Reynolds (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books)
The Girl Who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Barnhill (Algonquin Children's)
The Inquisitor’s Tale, by Adam Gidwitz, Hatem Aly (Illus.) (Dutton Children's)
All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook, by Leslie Connor (Katherine Tegen Books)
The Best Man, by Richard Peck (Dial Books)
When the Sea Turned to Silver, by Grace Lin (Little, Brown Children's)

Picture Book
School’s First Day of School, by Adam Rex, Christian Robinson (Illus.) (Roaring Brook Press)
Preaching to the Chickens, by Jabari Asim, E.B. Lewis (Illus.) (Nancy Paulsen Books)
There’s a Bear on My Chair, by Ross Collins (Nosy Crow)
Ada’s Violin, by Susan Hood, Sally Wern Comport (Illus.) (Simon & Schuster Children's)
Du Iz Tak?, by Carson Ellis (Candlewick)
When Green Becomes Tomatoes, by Julie Fogliano, Julie Morstad (Illus.) (Roaring Brook Press)