The AltTulsa team tries to keep abreast of current books, but even we were surprised to see that several books we've featured in the past months turned up as nominees in the nonfiction category of the Oklahoma Book Awards.
The nominated books we noted include the following:
Alternative Oklahoma: Contrarian Views of the Sooner State, edited by Davis Joyce.
Billy the Kid: The Endless Ride, by Michael Wallis.
Ralph Ellison: A Biography, by Arnold Rampersad.
We can recommend all three of these books—in fact we have—so we'd be pleased no matter which one wins. We're just glad that for the good folks at the Oklahoma Center for the Book, the sponsor of these awards. Thanks to their work, we are rountinely reminded that Oklahoma is more than oil wells and cowpokes—there are writers as well as readers here on the plains.