Crazy good news, everyone! Zorgamazoo won the 2010-2011 California Young Reader Medal! In the intermediate category! (That last one doesn’t really warrant an exclamation point. Wait, yes, it does). In the intermediate category! There you have it.
This is an award voted on by readers in schools across California and it’s a tremendous honour for me. Thank you to anyone and everyone who participated. What else can I say? I’m pretty overwhelmed here. THANK YOU!
Here are the categories and the full list of this year’s winners. Massive congrats to everyone:
PRIMARY: Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale by Carmen Agra Deedy.
INTERMEDIATE: Zorgamazoo by Robert Paul Weston.
MIDDLE SCHOOL/JUNIOR HIGH: Cracker: The Best Dog in Vietnam by Cynthia Kadohota.
YOUNG ADULT: Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.
PICTURE BOOKS FOR OLDER READERS: John, Paul, George & Ben by Lane Smith.