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Very nice award nominations for WILL IN SCARLET!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on March 7, 2015 by Matt

Six years ago POWERLESS, the little book with the blue cover, was published. Though well-received, it didn’t light up the sales charts. A perfectly respectable opener, but nothing to write about (pun intended)

ENTER THE SCHOOL LIBRARIANS. In the next few years something pretty great started happening, as POWERLESS made its way into the hands of librarians and educators, and they in turn began nominating that little blue book for various state reader awards. For those of you who don’t know, these award lists are compiled by the librarians and voted on by the actual readers themselves, so the books get read by lots and lots of kids.

Suddenly, POWERLESS had a second life. Those award nominations turned my little book into my big book. The blue book that could.

That’s why I am THRILLED that WILL IN SCARLET has started to get some of the same love. So far it has been nominated for the following:

Illinois: THE REBECCA CAUDILL YOUNG READER’S BOOK AWARD (which POWERLESS won back in 2012!)
Missouri: THE MARK TWAIN READER’S AWARD
Mississippi: THE MAGNOLIA AWARD
South Dakota: THE SOUTH DAKOTA TEEN CHOICE AWARD

To the librarians and educators, I say THANK YOU!
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