Zorgamazoo Wins the 2010-2011 California Young Reader Medal

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.

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4 THOUGHTS TO " Zorgamazoo Wins the 2010-2011 California Young Reader Medal "

  1. Holy WOW, Rob! That’s awesome news!

    Congratulations! *virtual confetti and streamers*

  2. Mrs. Seeno says:

    I read your fabulous book to the fourth graders at my elementary school. They couldn’t wait to visit the library each week to hear what fresh horror awaited Morty, Katrina and company. This is a well deserved honor!
    Laurie Seeno