Wow! This certainly made my day.
I received an email from Marge Shaffer of the Maryland Association of School Librarians telling me that Joha Makes A Wish was nominated in the Picture Book category for for the 2013-2014 Black-Eyed Susan Book Award. Children in Maryland schools read the books and vote for their favorite in each category.
Awards like this mean a lot to me. That’s because librarians are selecting and children are reading and voting for the books that mean the most to them. It doesn’t really matter who wins. It’s an honor to be on the list. If Maryland librarians think Joha Makes A Wish is worthy of being nominated, I know that I and illustrator Omar Rayyan created an outstanding book.
For more information about the Black-Eyed Susan Award, click HERE. The full list of nominees for the 2013-2014 school year will be posted on May 2nd.
I don’t know if Joha’s wish came true, but mine certainly did.
(If you’d like to share the story with me, click HERE to access the Hear A Story page and scroll down.