Literary Classics Announces Youth Media Book Award Finalists
Rapid City, SD - Tradition continues with the arrival of one of the most anticipated moments in the world of children’s and young adult literature. The 2018 Literary Classics Book Award Finalists and Top Honors Book Awards Finalists have been announced. Selected from submissions by entrants around the globe, these distinguished honorees are recognized for their contributions to the craft of writing, illustrating, and publishing exceptional literature for a youth audience. In this highly competitive industry these books represent the foremost in literature in their respective categories.
The competition this year was tremendous, and we congratulate all of the finalists for their outstanding and inspiring work. Final awards, categories and levels will be announced on November 15, 2018. All Silver, Gold and Top Honors award recipients will be invited to attend a writers’ conference, awards ceremony, formal gala, and authors’ book signing to be held in conjunction with the Great American Book Festival, May 10, 11 & 12, 2019 in downtown Rapid City, South Dakota.
The Literary Classics selection committee is proud to recognize two books from 4RV Publishing:
Kindertransport: A Child's Journey by Kena Sosa and illustrated by Jeanne Conway
Where Did Panther Go? by Vivian Zabel and illustrated by Carrie Salazar.
Final award levels & categories will be announced November 15, 2018
4RV Publishing congratulates both authors and illustrators. As someone said recently, "4RV may take more time than some people like to get books outs, but their books win awards." We want every book to be well-written, well-edited, and well-designed.
Kena Sosa has now had two books released through 4RV. Her first book, a bilingual English/Spanish children's book Rey Antonio & Rey Feo, and Kindertransport can be found on the 4RV Book Store, as well through other online stores and brick and mortar stores.
Jeanne Conway has illustrated several books for 4RV including Kena's, all which bring the author's story to life.
Vivian Zabel wrote several novels and young adult books, many of which won honors. Where Did Panther Go? is the second which made the CLC finalist list.
Carrie Salazar has also illustrated several books for 4RV. As well as Where Did Panther Go? , she provided illustrations for Spearfinger, a bilingual book in English and Cherokee.