Sunday, April 25, 2010

Congrats to Kate Messner

The very first book of mine to come out was last September's BRILLIANT FALL OF GIANNA Z. by Kate Messner, published by the wonderful folks at Walker Books for Young Readers.  GIANNA is a wonderfully warm and funny  realistic middle grade about a 7th grade girl whose big leaf project just might possibly ruin her life.

Last week we found out that GIANNA is a finalist for a very cool award: The E.B. White Read-Aloud Award (and she is in some amazing company). I love this book, and I am so proud of Kate!
The committee said: Tender, honest. Adults & kids will both recognize themselves in the story. We loved the inter-generational elements, and the fresh, compelling voice.”
 Congrats Gianna & Kate!


  1. Congratulations, Kate and Jennifer! That's really wonderful! :)

  2. Anonymous4:57 AM

    Melissa M

  3. Well deserved! Congratulations!


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