I couldn’t be more honored and thrilled. And I’m loving my cover bling!
Congratulations to my fellow finalists and all the winners! Here they are by category. Please join me in a rousing round of applause for all!
Reclaiming School in the Aftermath of Trauma , edited by Carolyn Lunsford Mears (Palgrave Macmillian)
Letters from Berlin: A Story of War, Survival, and the Redeeming Power of Love and Friendship, by Kerstin Lieff and Margarete Dos (Lyons Press)
Time Out for Monsters! , by Jean Reidy, illustrated by Robert Neubecker (Disney Hyperion)
Descanso for My Father: Fragments of a Life, by Harrison Candelaria Fletcher (University of Nebraska Press)
KOP Killer, by Warren Hammond (TOR Books)
Full Body Burden , by Kristen Iversen (Crown Publishing Group)
The View from Here ,by Cindy Myers (Kensington Books)
The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King – The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea , by Walter R. Borneman (Little, Brown and Company)
Katerina’s Wish , by Jeannie Mobley (Simon & Schuster)
East of Denver, by Gregory Hill (Penguin Group USA – Dutton)
Crazy: A Creative and Personal Look at Mental Illness, edited by Michael Hanna and Tami Leino Hanna (Adams Place)
Second Nature , by Jack Collom (Instance Press)
Young Adult Literature
Kissing Shakespeare, by Pamela Mingle (Delacorte Books for Young Readers)
Yay for TIME OUT FOR MONSTERS, a favorite read in our house! Every time we read it, my daughter Charlotte says, "Hey Mom, I know the AUTHOR (a new favorite "fancy" word of hers) who wrote that!" (she met you at a book signing in Highlands Ranch and saw you at Melanie Crowder's launch for PARCHED–she kept tugging on me saying, "I wanna sit next to the author!"
Woo-Hoo! Congrats, Jean!!!