August 3, 2011
Hereville Wins Oregon Council Of Teachers Honor
Abrams points out
that their November 2010 publishing effort Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword
, from cartoonist Barry Deutsch, won an honor called the Oregon Spirit Book Award Middle Reader Honor Book, given by the Oregon Council of Teachers of English. This is aimed at honoring books that do all the usual great things for young readers while reflecting the "spirit and values held by Oregonians." Hereville
is one of those books that an audience has responded to in significant fashion but for whatever reason the book has remained mostly off the radar of hardcore comics reader.
Speaking of this book and awards, I noted back in March
it received a nomination for the Andre Norton Award at the science-fiction oriented Nebulas -- it didn't apparently win
, although the nomination was an eye-popper all by itself.
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