Life As We Knew It has just won its third award!
I am superpleased about this one, because it's the Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award, high school division.
Ever since I learned LAWKI was nominated, I fantasized about winning the Black-Eyed Susan Book Award (any division; I wasn't fussy). I mean, the odds are non-existent that I'll ever win a Pfeffer Award (which, now that I think about, does exist, since my parents created one, but it's for people who do good and noble deeds, which doesn't exactly include me, not to mention that it might seem like nepotism if I won an award my parents created).
Speaking of my parents, my mother says I might need to move to a bigger apartment to house all these awards. My mother is a very practical person.
Here's the email I got, so you can see I didn't make any of this up:
I'm pleased to inform you that Life As We Knew It has won the Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award, High School category, sponsored by the Maryland Association of School Librarians. The votes have been counted and over 70,000 students from across the state selected their favorite books.
Each year since 1992, the Black-Eyed Susan Book Award has been given in several categories. The purpose of this award is to promote literacy and lifelong reading habits by encouraging students to read quality, contemporary literature. The books placed on lists for each category are expected to broaden the human experience and provide accurate, factual information. The Black-Eyed Susan Book Award honors outstanding books, chosen annually by Maryland students. For additional information on the Award and our organization please visit www.maslmd.org