Saturday, May 17, 2008

JKR receives 'Author of the Year' award

J.K. Rowling, the author of the popular Harry Potter series received the 'Author of the Year Award' at the first annual Children's Choice Book Awards at a gala in New York City. Over 50,000 votes were made with voting ending on May 4th.

The awards program was created to:

... provide young readers with an opportunity to voice their opinions about the books being written for them and to help develop a reading list that will motivate children to read. The program is a new component of Children's Book Week, the longest running literacy event in the country.

Congratulations to JKR.

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