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SHIFT AWARD 2020 for Non-Profit Leadership: Promotores Verdes


City of Denver Mayor’s Awards of Excellence in Arts & Culture

National Environmental Education Foundation Public Lands Day (NEEF) national initiative Showcase

Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education 2018 Innovative Program Award
(Click HERE for printable Booklet)

Skipping Stones 2018 International Award

& the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry

to My Real Name is Hanna by Tara Lynn Masih by Mandel Vilar Press

 2018 MLA Fenia and Yaakov Leviant Memorial Prize in Yiddish Studies

Ellen Cassedy, NY, and Yermiyahu Ahron Taub, DC, for their translation of “Oedipus in Brooklyn” and Other Stories, by Blume Lempel (Mandel Vilar Press / Dryad Press, 2016)

City of Denver Office of Sustainability Love This Place Award

City of Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock Monarch Pledge

El Pomar Foundations Award for Leadership and Service Nominee

Foreword Indies Awards (2016): INDIES Winner Science Fiction for Pedro Cabiya's "Wicked Weeds" Mandel Vilar Press

MLA Book Awards (2017): Fenia and Yaakov Leviant Memorial Prize in Yiddish Studies Winner for Ellen Cassedy and Yermiyahu Ahron Taub for their translation of “Oedipus in Brooklyn and Other Stories", by Blume Lempel Mandel Vilar Press


"Oedipus in Brookly and Other Stories" by Blume Lempel: Modern Language Association's Leviant Prize for the best Yiddish translated published book form (2014-2019)

Foreword Indies Awards (2019): INDIES Book of the Year Winner Juvenile Nonfiction for Theodore Bikel’s "The City of Light" By Aimee Ginsburg Bikel Illustrations by Noah Phillips Mandel Vilar Press

Theodore Bikel's and Aimee Ginsburg Bikel's "The City of Light": Skipping Stones Magazine's annual award for Honor Award for Children's Multicultural literature in (2019)​

Foreword Indies Awards (2019): INDIES Winner Humor for Bob Mankoff Roz Chast's "Have I Got a Cartoon for You!" Mandel Vilar Press

Bob Mankoff, "Have I Got A Cartoon For You: The Moment Magazine's Book of Jewish Cartoons": Foreword Reviews Magazine's, Silver Medal Awards for the best book published by an Independent Press in the category of Adult Nonfiction Humor and Nonfiction Children's Literature (2019)

Edna Itturalde's book "Green Was My Forest": Skipping Stones, Honor Award for Children's Multicultural literature in (2020)

"Immigration Reform: The Corpse That Will Not Die"  by Charles Kamasaki:- (2020) Latino International Book Award for the best book on Current Events in English​

Foreword Indies Awards (2018): INDIES Winner Historical Fiction for Tara Lynn Masih's "My Real Name Is Hanna" Mandel Vilar Press



Florida Book Awards (2018): 1st Place Young Adult-Tara Lynn Masih, St. Augustine, “My Real Name Is Hanna” Mandel Vilar Press


Tara Masih's "My Real Name is Hanna"

Finalist, National Jewish Book Award, Young Adult Literature 

Florida Book Award, Gold Medal

Florence Ward Howe Prize

Foreword Reviews Gold Medal Winner for Historical Fiction

Skipping Stones Honor Award

A Goodreads' Best Book of the Month in YA

Foreword Reviews Finalist Best Indie Book in Young Adult Fiction

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