Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Holler Loudly is a Finalist for the Writers' League of Texas Children's-YA Book Award

I'm honored to report that my latest picture book, Holler Loudly, illustrated by Barry Gott, is a finalist for the Writers' League of Texas Children's/YA Book Award.

From the League: "Winners in each category receive a $1000 cash prize, a commemorative award and an appearance at the 2011 Texas Book Festival. The 2011 contest is open to American authors of books published in 2010. Authors are not required to be members of the Writers’ League of Texas." Note: the 2011 award program is sponsored by University Co-op.

Here's the whole list:

Shark Vs. Train by Chris Barton

A Million Shades of Gray by Cynthia Kadohata

Holler Loudly by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum by Meghan McCarthy

Betti on the High Wire by Lisa Railsback

Crossing the Tracks by Barbara Stuber

Cynsational Notes

What a thrill to see Holler Loudly (interior page) featured in such distinguished company! See interviews with illustrator Barry Gott and education writer Shannon Morgan, who wrote the teacher guides. See also teacher guides for pre-K, kindergarten, grade 1 and grade 2.


Donna said...


Congratulations, Cyn!

Lindsey Lane said...

Bravo, Cyn!!!! Holler Loudly and you are indeed in fine company. I'd sure hate to be the judge.

Julie Hedlund said...


Carol H Rasco said...

Congratulations from your RIF family, Cynthia! So proud of Holler Loudly and YOU!

Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

Congratulations Cynthia! Well earned! :) e

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

That is awesome, Cyn - we LOVE that book here in our household! Congrats!!!

Cynthia Leitich Smith said...

Thanks, Kimberley, and I'm honored to hear it!