A Voice for Kanzas is sporting a new look!
That fancy gold medallion signifies recognition as a Kansas Notable Book! I’m thrilled that the awards committee of the Kansas Center for the Book has chosen A Voice for Kanzas as one of the fifteen books to be honored this year.
As the author, the award means many things for me. Of course it’s wonderful to have the affirmation of a prestigious award, and inclusion on a list with fourteen really worthy books. I’ll be honored at an awards ceremony in September. I’ll be a presenter at the Kansas Book Festival. I may be invited to visit schools, libraries, and other groups to talk about the book.
But the greatest joy for me is that this honor may result in recommendations from teachers, librarians, parents, and booksellers who can put the book into the hands of readers of all ages. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is what all writers want more than anything.