Textbook Excellence Award

TAA Announces 2021 Textbook Award Winners

Twenty-five textbooks have been awarded 2021 Textbook Awards by the Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA). Six textbooks received William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Awards, nine textbooks received Textbook Excellence Awards, and ten textbooks received Most Promising New Textbook Awards.
 View the 2021 Textbook Award Winners.

For more than 20 years, TAA has supported emerging and veteran textbook and academic authors through its annual Textbook Awards Program. The McGuffey Longevity Award recognizes textbooks and learning materials whose excellence has been demonstrated over time. The Textbook Excellence Award recognizes excellence in current textbooks and learning materials. The Most Promising New Textbook Award recognizes excellence in 1st edition textbooks and learning materials.

2019 Textbook Award Winners

Nominated works are judged for their merits in four areas:

  • Pedagogy
  • Content/Scholarship
  • Writing
  • Appearance & Design

Each entry is judged on its own merit in these four areas regardless of other nominations in the same field or category. Self-published books and e-books are welcome.

The awardees will be recognized during an online textbook awards ceremony at 1 p.m. ET on Friday, March 19, 2021. The ceremony will be open to anyone who would like to help celebrate this year’s winners. Pre-registration is required for access to the ceremony. Register today.

Nominations for the 2022 Textbook Excellence Awards ("Texty"), McGuffey Longevity Awards ("McGuffey") and Most Promising New Textbook Awards will be open September 1 to November 1, 2021.

View the 2021 Textbook Award Winners | Media Kit | Photos from the 2019 TAA Textbook Awards Ceremony


For more information about these awards, including how to nominate your works, click on the specific awards below.

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McGuffey Longevity Award "McGuffey"

The William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award ("McGuffey") recognizes textbooks and learning materials whose excellence has been demonstrated over time. Learn more

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Textbook Excellence Award "Texty"

TAA's Textbook Excellence Award ("Texty") recognizes excellence in current textbooks and learning materials. Learn more

Most Promising New Textbook Award Logo
Most Promising New Textbook Award

The Most Promising New Textbook Award recognizes excellence in 1st edition textbooks and learning materials. Learn more