Awards: Christophers; Hayek Winner

Twelve books for adults and young people, along with nine winning TV/Cable programs and feature films, will be celebrated May 17 at the 69th annual Christopher Awards, which honor writers, producers, directors, authors and illustrators whose work "affirms the highest values of the human spirit." This year's winning book titles are:

The American Spirit by David McCullough (S&S)
The Choice by Dr. Edith Eva Eger (Scribner)
Convicted by Andrew Collins & Jameel McGee (Waterbrook)
Dorothy Day by Kate Hennessy (Scribner)
I'll Push You by Patrick Gray & Justin Skeesuck (Tyndale House)
Redeeming Ruth by Meadow Rue Merrill (Hendrickson Publishers)

Young people
Through Your Eyes by Ainsley Earhardt, illustrated by Ji-Hyuk Kim (Preschool & up, Aladdin Books)
Pocket Full of Colors  by Amy Guglielmo and Jacqueline Tourville, illustrated by Brigette Barrager (Kindergarten & up, Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
Before She Was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Ransome, illustrated by James E. Ransome (ages 6 & up, Holiday House)
Genevieve's War by Patricia Reilly Giff (ages 8 & up, Holiday House)
The Red Bandanna by Tom Rinaldi (ages 10 & up, Viking/Penguin Young Readers Group)
Crossing the Line by Bibi Belford (YA, Sky Pony Press/Skyhorse Publishing)


John F. Cogan has won the 2018 Hayek Book Prize for his book The High Cost of Good Intentions (Stanford University Press). He will receive a $50,000 award and will deliver the annual Hayek lecture on June 7. The award is sponsored by the Manhattan Institute and given to authors "who best represent the principles of F.A. Hayek."

Amity Shlaes, Hayek Prize jury chair, commented: "John Cogan is like a surveyor plotting Hayek's Road to Serfdom for us. Cogan's work shows us how far away from individual liberty and responsibly we have come, and what we might do to reverse our course."

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