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NDSU Press books win awards

Two books published by NDSU Press recently won distinguished awards.

“Derby Girl: A Memoir,” by Sammi Jones, was named the Hermes Creative Awards’ 2017 Gold Winner in the illustration/graphic design category. In addition, “Prairie Mosaic: An Ethnic Atlas of Rural North Dakota, 2nd Edition,” by William C. Sherman, won the Notable Government Document Award as judged by the North Dakota Library Association and will be entered in the national American Library Association competition.

“Derby Girl” is a 196-page retrospective on the life of a roller-derby skater in Fargo.

“Prairie Mosaic, 2nd Edition,” is a 168-page collaborative effort of NDSU Press and the NDSU Libraries’ Germans from Russia Heritage Collection. It includes a new Introduction by Thomas D. Isern, NDSU University Distinguished professor of history, and 20 pages of added photographs.

“When one of our books receives regional or national attention, we are of course thrilled. You can imagine our delight to have two books receive prestigious awards in recent months,” said Suzzanne Kelley, NDSU Press editor in chief and assistant professor of practice.

The mission of NDSU Press is to stimulate and coordinate interdisciplinary regional scholarship throughout the Red River Valley, North Dakota, the North American plains and similar regions around the world. NDSU Press is the publishing arm of the Institute for Regional Studies, established by the State Board of Higher Education in 1950.

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