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Local Author Nominated for National Award

Shannon Wiersbitzky has been nominated for the William Allen White Children’s Book Award for her debut novel, published in 2011.

East Whiteland resident Shannon Wiersbitzky has been nominated for a national book award for her debut novel, The Summer of Hammers and Angels.

Hammers and Angels tells the story of Delia, a West Virginian whose mother was struck by lightning and whose home is in danger of foreclosure.

The William Allen White Children’s Book Award is administered by Emporia State University in Kansas:

Established in 1952, to honor newsman William Allen White, a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature, the award is the oldest readers’ choice book award in the United States and is considered one of the most prestigious book awards decided by young readers.

Wiersbitzky next book, a sequel titled What Flowers Remember, is due out in November.

For more information about Wiersbitzky's work and the award, see the Malvern Patch announcement about her nomination.

See also:

  • Local Author Joins Festival of Children's Books
Katherine Azar May 01, 2013 at 03:51 AM
Congratulations, Shannon! The Summer of Hammers and Angels was phenomenal and I cannot wait to read What Flowers Remember. Keep 'em coming!

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