In the Margins 2019 Awards

I am pleased to announce the Ronnie, Between the Cracks #5 has been awarded one of the fiction awards for In the Margins 2019. Ronnie placed on the Recommended Reading list for 2019.

You can find all of the books on the Recommended Reading list here. Previously, both Ruby (book #1) and Chloe (book #4) have won In the Margins Award, so Ronnie has been designated “perennial favorite” on the list, which is a special honor.

Recipients are selected based on the titles that represent youth who are marginalized, on the streets, incarcerated, drug-addicted or struggle with combinations of these issues. Not only does the committee read and discuss a multitude of book titles published within the previous 18 months of the award year, we have the unique experience of having young adults assisting us in selecting the books by reading and sharing their opinions with us, directly. Incorporating the enthusiastic response from youth who live the experiences of our charge, we create an annual reading list which was originally intended as a selection tool for librarians who service youth in juvenile detention facilities throughout the North American continent and has since spread to community outreach programs and schools throughout North America.

School Library Journal, 2019

You can find School Library Journal’s full press release here.

Other books of mine that have received the In the Margins award in past years include Tattooed Teardrops (top fiction award) and Endless Change.

About Ronnie

Ronnie was the one child in the Simpson family to escape from the abuse and grow up in a normal home without being bounced from place to place or ending up on the street.

That was what the others all thought.

That was what Ronnie told herself.

When Ronnie could remember.

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Comments

  1. Venette Schafer says

    Congratulations!!!! More adults need to read your books. This series should be required reading for social workers. Not only in school but they should be required to read it to maintain their license. I know that social workers are over worked, my son-in-law’s mother retired from child protective services. A lot of their over work is repeated documentation. Less time needs to be spent documenting the same thing but in different places and more time spent with the clients. It is an overwhelming job!

    • Thank you for your kind words. Social work is a thankless job and I’m grateful for all of those who are out there trying to protect children and youth, especially with the level of overwork and red tape they face. Yet too many children are being victimized and falling through the cracks.

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