2007 Notable Books

Afoot: A Tale of the Great Dakota Turkey Drive by George Brandsberg
Reminiscent of Tom Sawyer, a fun read about a youth who drives a flock of turkeys across the plains in 1876.

Angle of Yaw by Ben Lerner
An award-winning poetic critique of modern society by a former Topekan now living in California.

Ballots and Bullets
Ballots and Bullets: The Bloody County Seat Wars of Kansas by Robert K. DeArment
This is the first compilation of the violent Kansas county seat wars. This is by an eminent Ohio authority on Old West lawmen and outlaw history.

Flint Hills Cowboys
Flint Hills Cowboys: Tales From the Tallgrass Prairie by James Hoy
This is a story of exemplary cowboys from the rugged hills. These stories run from the late 19th through the mid-20th century and they are told by a scholar who is one of them.

I'd Tell You I Love You
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You by Ally Carter
The adventures of a teenage student at a girls boarding school for spies in training.

John Brown to Bob Dole
John Brown to Bob Dole: Movers and Shakers in Kansas edited by Virgil Dean
These are short biographies of some of the people who made Kansas what it is. All are by noted scholars.

John Steuart Curry
John Steuart Curry: The Road Home by Alice Bertels
A children's biography of the famous Kansas artist by a first-time Kansas writer. (On February 27, 2008, Alice Bertels, a gifted facilitator at Washburn Rural Middle School in Topeka, was named one of seven, 2008 Kansas Master Teachers at a reception at Emporia State University.)

Kansas Murals
Kansas Murals: A Traveler's Guide by Lora Jost and Dave Loewenstein
Does your community have a notable mural? Find out in this beautifully illustrated book.

Light on Main Street: Storytelling by a Country Newspaper Editor by Rudy Taylor
These are stories of what it's like to be a small town newspaper editor. They also shed light on what it means to be a Kansan.

The Loose Change of Wonder by Steven Hind
A new book by one of the state's noted poets that brings readers new visions of the state and its people. (cover photo by Tom Alex)
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My Little Yellow Taxi by Stephen Johnson
An interactive children's book by a Kansas Caldecott Honor artist.

Next Year Country
Next Year Country: Dust to Dust in Western Kansas, 1890-1940 by Craig Miner
Life on the Kansas High Plains by one of the state's foremost historians.

Not Afraid of Dogs
Not Afraid of Dogs by Susanna Pitzer
A children's book about a youngster who overcomes a childhood fear, by a Lawrence author now living in New York.

Ogallala Blue
Ogallala Blue: Water and Life on the High Plains by William Ashworth
How an underground freshwater sea has impacted life in western Kansas and all of the Plains states.

Revolutionary Heart
Revolutionary Heart: The Life of Clarina Nichols and the Pioneering Crusade for Women's Rights by Diane Eickhoff
This is the story of a woman pioneer who traveled from Vermont to Kansas to California. The story is told by the re-enactor who portrays her.

Shanghai Shadows
Shanghai Shadows by Lois Ruby
A young European Jewish girl flees with her family to World War II China seeking a better life. This is by one of the state's best-known young adult authors.

The Virgin of Small Plains by Nancy Pickard
Miracles, tragedy and suspense in the Flint Hills by a bestselling mystery writer.

Words of a Prairie Alchemist
Words of a Prairie Alchemist by Denise Low
The new Kansas Poet Laureate delivers the language of the prairie and explores that place where the natural world meets the human experience.

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