Author Archives: Sharon Rawlins

About Sharon Rawlins

Sharon Rawlins is the Youth Services Specialist in Lifelong Learning at the New Jersey State Library. She's a children's and teen librarian responsible for providing consulting assistance to the youth services librarians in public and school libraries in NJ.

2013 Edgar Award Nominees Announced

The Mystery Writers of America has announced the nominees for its 2013 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, and television from the previous year, in celebration of the 204th anniversary of Poe’s birth. Code Name Verity, selected by School Library Journal as a 2012 Best Book, was one of the five nominees in the Young Adult fiction category.

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2012 South Asia Book Award Winners Announced

The South Asia National Outreach Consortium has announced the two winners of this year’s South Asia Book Award. The organization recognizes “up to two outstanding works of literature, from early childhood to secondary reading levels, which accurately and skillfully portrays South Asia or South Asians in the diasporas, that is the experience of individuals living in South Asia, or of South Asians living in other parts of the world.” In addition, several titles are also chosen for two lists: “Honor Books” and “Highly Commended Books.”

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