PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The autobiography of prairie author Laura Ingalls Wilder is being recognized by booksellers in the Midwest.

The South Dakota State Historical Society says "Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography" has been chosen by the members of the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association as a Midwest Booksellers Choice Award recipient for nonfiction.

The memoir, edited by Pamela Smith Hill, spent six weeks this year on the New York Times best sellers list.

Wilder penned the popular children's series of "Little House on the Prairie" books, but her autobiography gives a grittier view of frontier living.

Members of the booksellers association nominate and vote for their favorite books published each year. To qualify, the book must be pertinent to the region or the author must reside in or have roots in the area.

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