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March 3, 2020
By PW Staff
The semifinalists were chosen from four genres by the editorial staffs of Publishers Weekly and BookLife.

Twenty books from four nonfiction categories advanced to the semifinal round of the BookLife Prize Nonfiction Contest. Selected by Publishers Weekly and BookLife staff, the semifinalists are as follows:


Business/Personal Finance

Concerning the Nature and Structure of Concept

Material Value: More Sustainable, Less Wasteful Manufacturing of Everything from Cell Phones to Cleaning Products

The Snowman's Guide to Personal Finance: A Simple Approach to Managing Your Money

What is Water? How Young Leaders Can Thrive in an Uncertain World

Write to Influence!



FIERCE: Essays by and About Dauntless Women

Girl with Spiral Notebook: A Writer's Memoir of New York Life

River Queens: Saucy Boat, Stout Mates, Spotted Dog, America

Unleash the Girls: The Untold Story of the Invention of the Sports Bra and How It Changed the World (And Me)

When the Creator Moves Me: A Story About Music, Resistance, and Creative Activism



Mindful Mamas and Papas: A Mindful Living Playbook for the Whole Family

Nourish: How to Heal Your Relationship with Food, Body, and Self

Read Me: A Parental Primer for "The Talk"

Walking the Land

Your Living Legacy: How Your Parenting Style Shapes the Future for You and Your Child



The Cross Symbol

Finding Hildegard: Healing Through Medieval Wisdom

The Monk Within

Soul of the Seasons

The Spiritual Gardener: Insights from the Jewish Tradition to Help Your Garden Grow