The Border Regional Library Association (BRLA) is an organization founded in 1966 for the promotion of library service and librarianship in the El Paso/Las Cruces/Juárez metroplex.
The Border Regional Library Association (BRLA) presented the 2018 Southwest Book Awards at their annual banquet on Saturday, February 23 in El Paso.
The winners are:
- Arizona’s Deadliest Gunfight: Draft Resistance and Tragedy at the Power Cabin, 1918 (University of Oklahoma Press) by Heidi J. Osselaer
- Black Sheep, White Crow and Other Windmill Tales: Stories from Navajo Country (University of New Mexico Press) by Jim Kristofic, illustrated by Nolan Karras James
- Border Spaces: Visualizing the U.S.-Mexico Frontera (University of Arizona Press), edited by Katherine G. Morrissey and John-Michael Warner
- Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code: A Navajo Code Talker’s Story (Albert Whitman & Company) by Joseph Bruchac, illustrated by Liz Amini-Holmes
- Flow (Street of Trees Project) by Robin Scofield
- Folly Cove: A Smuggler’s True Tale of the Pot Rebellion (Cinco Puntos Press) by Kermit Schweidel
- Lest We Forget: World War I and New Mexico (University of Oklahoma Press) by David Van Holtby
- The Line Becomes a River (Riverhead Books) by Francisco Cantú
- Spoken Through Clay: Native Pottery of the Southwest: The Eric Dobkin Collection (Museum of New Mexico Press) by Charles S. King.
The Border Regional Library Association (BRLA) is an organization founded in 1966 for the promotion of library service and librarianship in the El Paso/Las Cruces/Juárez metroplex. Current membership includes over 100 librarians, paraprofessionals, media specialists, and library friends and trustees from all types of libraries in the tri-state area of Trans-Pecos Texas, Southern New Mexico, and Northern Chihuahua.
A bibliography of all awards prior to 1996, Southwest Book Awards: The First Twenty-five Years, is available from BRLA. Contact Lisa Weber or Claudia Rivers.