Here are the winners of the 2017 Washington State Book Awards

The Washington State Book Awards ceremony was held tonight in the central library downtown. Here's a list of the winners:

Fiction: Daredevils by Shawn Vestal, of Spokane

Poetry: My, My, My, My, My by Tara Hardy, of Seattle

Biography/Memoir: An Earlier Life by Brenda Miller, of Bellingham

History/General Nonfiction: Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens by Steve Olson, of Seattle

Picture Book: Thunder Boy Jr. written by Sherman Alexie, of Seattle, and illustrated by Yuyi Morales

Books for Young Readers (ages 6 to 8): Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea by Ben Clanton of Tacoma

Books for Middle Readers (ages 9 to 12): Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart, of Cashmere

Books for Young Adults (ages 13 to 18): Useless Bay by M.J. Beaufrand, of Seattle

Congratulations to all the winners. You make Washington proud.