For A Girl Becoming Wins Moonbeam Children's Book Award!

I'm happy to announce that

For a Girl Becoming earned a Silver Medal in the 2010 Moonbeam Children's Book Award in the Multicultural Picture Book category.

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The Moonbeam Awards, sponsored by the Independent Publishers Association, are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary children's books and their creators, and to celebrate children's books and life-long reading. Each year's entries are judged by expert panels of youth educators, librarians, booksellers, and book reviewers of all ages. This year's awards attracted more than 800 entries. Medals were awarded to a diverse group of authors, illustrators, and publishers from 34 U.S. states, 5 Canadian provinces, and 2 countries overseas. Many of the award-winning books encourage children to be generous and compassionate, to stand up to bullies, and to believe in fulfilling their dreams. The diversity of the winning publishers proves that promoting childhood literacy knows no boundaries.

For more information and to see a complete list of winners, visit http://www.independentpublisher.com/article.php?page=1386


Barb said...

I think this is wonderful,Joy. I have admired your works for many years and am so proud that you are so honored.

I am proud to call myself Muskogee/Creek though the blood line is almost 200 years old. My ancestor, Samuel Mims, governed the people at Fort Mims, Alabama, married a Creek, and survived the massecure of 1813. I understand that because she was married to a white man, my Creek grandmother didn't have to leave Alabama for Oklahoma Territory.

I smile when I read your work and have pretended you are a distant cousin.

Barbara Mims Deming (demingwrites@att.net)

Rebecca Hale said...

Congratulations, Joy! This is wonderful news! I'll look forward to buying a copy once I'm home again. I hope you'll find time to celebrate this!