This has already been announced through the listserv, but it deserves another shout-out!
Monica was nominated for her novel, FREESTYLE:
A thriller for young readers, join Mitchell Burke, a 13-year-old boy from Maryland who stumbles into a dream portal that transports him to the 1820s, where he faces Patty Cannon, the legendary and ruthless slave kidnapper. Mitch tries to lead a normal life, but his nights are interrupted by the adventures in his dreams and mysterious connections between Patty Cannon and his family. Learn how Mitch builds a stronger bond with this father, a reservist on active duty in the Middle East; resolves conflict; and learns the truth about slaves crossing to freedom in Pennsylvania before the Civil War. Ages 9-14 years.
Lois was nominated for THE TRUE STORY OF SEA FEATHER:
If you would like to cast your vote for the first Crystal Kite Award winner, go to the SCBWI.org site, log in with your username and password, and then go to your Member Home page. Click on What’s Going On In Your Region, and then Crystal Kite.
Again, congratulations to our finalists, Lois and Monica and good luck in the final round! 🙂