LeAnne Howe Wins American Indian Author Award

September 26, 2010

The Tulsa Library Trust is honoring LeAnne Howe with the American Indian Author Award, the first and only award given by a public library to honor an American Indian author. LeAnne will be honored in a ceremony  at the central Tulsa Library in March 2011.

LeAnne’s first novel, Shell Shaker, received the American Book Award in 2002. Her second novel, Miko Kings: An Indian Baseball Story was chosen by Hampton University in Virginia as their 2010 “Read-in” selection.

You can read the full press release, which includes detailed information about the awards ceremony and LeAnne’s distinguished accomplishments, at the Tulsa Library’s website.

LeAnne is currently a Fulbright scholar living in Amman, Jordan. She teaches American Indian Studies at the University of Jordan and is conducting research on her newest novel.

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