COLORADO BOOK AWARD WINNER (cont.)CCFTB Director Christiane Citron said "because our goal is to encourage enthusiasm about reading and discussing ideas, Evans' presentation about American innovators was perfectly suited to the occasion. Since Wilbur and Orville Wright are featured in the book, Wings Over the Rockies was a perfect setting for us." Media personality and former Denver Bronco player Reggie Rivers presided as Master of Ceremonies. Rivers is an honorary board member of the Colorado Center for the Book.THE WINNER IN THE YOUNG ADULT CATEGORY:Click to enlargeMary Peace Finley, Meadow Lark (Filter Press)A 13-year-old girl dreams of learning to read and following her father and older brother eastward out of her small village. She soon joins a wagon train headed towards Bent's Fort and begins a journey from Mexico to Missouri, on the challenging path towards self-discovery.Mary Peace Finley, of Boulder, grew up near the site of Bent's Fort, where she began her life-long fascination with the Santa Fe Trail. Her book, White Grizzly, was a finalist in the 2000 Colorado Book Awards and won an award from the Colorado Independent Publishers Association. She is a former teacher.