UPDATE (6.19): We added a signed book sweepstakes to this post! See below for details!
We are absurdly happy to bring you the incredible (albeit totally unsurprising) news that Rainbow Rowell's young adult debut, ELEANOR & PARK, was awarded the 2013 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature for Fiction.
Congratulations, Rainbow!! Bravo and well-deserved!
The announcement was made this past week at BookExpo America and we invite you to watch the video posted below—Rainbow comes on screen near the end.
"Rowell presents her teen protagonists’ intelligent observations, extreme inner desires, and irrational feelings through compelling alternating narrations. She imbues the novel with rich character development, a spot-on depiction of the 1980s, and powerful descriptive passages. [...] It’s an honest, heart-wrenching portrayal of imperfect but unforgettable love." —The Horn Book
Again, we're so excited to see Rainbow honored for her extraordinary work. She will receive her award this October at Simmons College in Boston.
To see the full list of 2013 winners and honor books head to HBook.com.
Signed Book Sweepstakes!
UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Congratulations to winner Rachel Kitzmann, Childrens Librarian II at the Los Feliz branch of the Los Angeles Public Library!
We have one signed copy of ELEANOR & PARK as well as an (unsigned) galley of her latest YA novel, FANGIRL, for one lucky librarian!
Send Library-at-MacmillanUSA.com an e-mail including 1. your mailing address and 2. your current title (subject: Rowell Sweepstakes) by Friday, July 5th to be placed in the random drawing.
This sweepstakes is open to librarians in the United States. More eligibility details below.