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Posted on July 23 2018

The Alabama Camellia Award Nominations have been announced. Harry Moon’s Wand-Paper-Scissors [Origin], the first book in the Harry Moon series written by author, Mark Andrew Poe, is one of ten finalists in the 4–5 Fiction Division.

Every year, the Alabama Camellia awards are nominated by the Alabama State Department of Education Library Media Program. The association consists of 1300 librarians in the public school system of Alabama.

Wand-Paper-Scissors [Origin] is the acclaimed work of children’s fiction about a thirteen-year-old magician, Harry Moon, who transforms the school bully into his new friend. The book has been lauded as a tool for teachers in social emotional learning (known as SEL).

Wand-Paper-Scissors [Origin] and Fan from Harry Moon Instagram Account

There are four separate divisions in the AL Camellia nominations: K-1 Division, 2–3 Division, 4–5 Fiction Division, 4–5 Non-Fiction Division.

The purpose of the Alabama Camellia Children’s Choice Book Award is:

  1. To encourage Alabama young readers to become better acquainted with recently published quality books.
  2. To honor favorite books and authors.
  3. To encourage Alabama young readers to engage with quality literature to develop an awareness of reading as a lifelong pleasure.

The winning book in each division is determined by the total vote of young reader’s in Alabama. Voting is open to public and private K-12 schools as well as patrons of public libraries. The book receiving the second highest total votes in each division will be named Honorable Mention. The awards are announced on the first Friday of May.

The Harry Moon series, along with the Honey Moon series, is published by Chicago-based Rabbit Publishers. Both series are distributed by Diamond Comic Distributors.

“We are delighted to have Harry Moon nominated for the Camilla Award,” says Steve Goerth of Rabbit Publishers. “We are grateful to the Alabama State Department of Education Library Media Program for the honor”.

For more information, please contact Steve Goerth at steve@harrymoon.org

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