Berry Wins Golden Kite Award

Lovely War by Julie Berry (Viking) won the 2020 Golden Kite award in the Young Adult Fiction category, given by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) for “excellence in children’s literature.”

“The Golden Kites are the first children’s literary award judged by a jury of peers.” This year’s judges were Chris Barton, Samantha Berger, Ben Clanton, Carmen Agra Deedy, Angela Dominguez, Susan Fletcher, Rita Lorraine Hubbard, Eric Lindstrom, Alex London, Yuyi Morales, Elizabeth Partridge, Adam Rex, Veronica Rossi, Nisha Sharma, and Becca Stadtlander. Winners will be honored during SCBWI’s New York Winter Conference, February 7, 2020 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York NY and receive a “cash prize of $2,500 plus $1,000 to be donated in their name to a non-profit of their choice.”

For more information, including complete winners and honor books, see the SCBWI website.

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