We are thrilled to share award news for nine of our titles.
Click "Read More" to see what awards these books have won or been nominated for in the month of October!
10 Stories Great Leaders Tell, Slay Like A Mother, and The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek are on the 2019 O.W.L. Awards Longlist
The O.W.L. awards (short for Outstanding Works of Literature) are sponsored by BookPal.
You can view the announcement on the BookPal blog here.
Love Is Love and What Does It Mean to Be American? are Moonbeam Award Medalists
The Moonbeam Awards are sponsored by the Jenkins Group and strive to bring increased recognition to excellent children's books and their creators, and celebrate lifelong reading. See all of the 2019 medalists here.
The Last 8 by Laura Pohl is a 2019 International Latino Book Award Winner
Laura was originally announced as a finalist in the Best Young Adult Fiction Books –English Category in June, and has won!
The 2019 International Latino Book Awards are sponsored by Latino Literacy Now. They are the largest Latino cultural awards in the U.S. The awards recognize books by and about Latinos, and strive to honor the growing quality of Latino literature. Judges include “librarians, educators, media professionals, leaders of national organizations, Pulitzer Prize Winners, and even elected officials.”
Learn more about the book awards here, and see the 2019 winner list and press release here.
The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane by Julia Nobel is nominated for the Silver Birch Fiction Award
The Silver Birch Fiction Award is sponsored by the Ontario Library Association, and belongs to their Forest of Reading, Canada’s largest recreational reading program intended to encourage a love of reading across all ages. More than 270k readers annually participate in schools and public libraries across Canada to vote, and the winners are chosen by readers rather than a judging committee. The Silver Birch Fiction Award is awarded for English fiction books for grades 3-6 and ages 8-12.
You can learn more about the Forest of Reading here. See a full list of 2020 nominees here.
Shadow Weaver by MarcyKate Connolly and The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton are 2020 Sakura Medal Award Nominees
The Sakura Medal is a reading program carried out in more than 17 international schools in Japan, sponsored by school librarians. It is designed to encourage reading in students, and each year thousands of international school students read books in English and Japanese from shortlists prepared by librarians, teacher-librarians, teachers, and students in participating schools. The winner is voted on in April by students.
You can learn more about the Sakura Medal here.
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