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June 2022 Member Good News

Fleur Bradley’s mystery for kids MIDNIGHT AT THE BARCLAY HOTEL (Viking) won Florida’s  Sunshine State Young Reader Award, and is nominated for Washington (State) Library Association’s  Sasquatch Award.
Olivia Chadha‘s YA debut, RISE OF THE READ HAND, is a finalist for the Colorado Book Awards, Young Adult Literature. Visit her @olivia_chadha instagram @oliviachadha twitter
Rachel Delaney Craft was named the Honor Winner for SCBWI’s Magazine Merit Award for her MG sci-fi story “Sisters and Other Life-Forms,” published in the January 2021 issue of Cricket.
Jolene Gutierrez signed a book deal with Abrams Appleseed for TOO MUCH!
Letta Lane’s new release A SLIDE AND A MISSION is now available. This book follows Marquis as he sets a goal and celebrates when his goal comes to fruition.
Happy book birthday to SYLVIE by Jean Reidy.
Andrea Wang won the Crystal Kite Award for WATERCRESS.
Kaz Windness was interviewed by Debbie Ridpath Ohi, RMCAD, Jena Benton, and Laura Rottinger about her debut picture book, SWIM JIM.
Natasha Wing‘s Night Before series is adding a new title – THE NIGHT BEFORE SECOND GRADE. A child prepares for going back to school and a surprise awaits the students when they get to class. Publication date is June 28.
Stan Yan won grand prize at the SCBWI Florida Conference for the Portfolio Excellence Award!