Friday, July 1, 2011

Junior Library Guild Selection for Spring 2011

Are you sitting down?

This is, word for word, minus some social networking business, a lovely letter I got from The Junior Library Guild.

Please note the words BELLWETHER, LAPEL PIN and SUITABLE FOR FRAMING (and feel, if you will, my delight, pride, and astonishment...)

Dear Arlaina Tibensky,

Congratulations! In keeping with our goal of providing extraordinary reading experiences for children and young adults, And Then Things Fall Apart has been awarded the designation, "A Junior Library Guild Selection" for Spring 2011.

The Junior Library Guild Selection designation is unique in that it is typically awarded so early, often in advance of publication. With its distinction as one of the first awards given, it is often viewed as a bellwether of future success.

It is our pleasure to provide you with the enclosed awards packet: a JLG lapel pin and a certificate suitable for framing.

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Again, congratulations, and we wish you much success with And then Things Fall Apart.

Best regards,

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I KNOW!! And believe me, I am sofa king wearing the crap out of that lapel pin!! (I am wearing it now!)

4 comments:

Nova said...

Arlaina! Congratulations! And you are so adorable to be wearing the pin right now!

Kara said...

Fantastic! Congratulations!

josh said...

Awesome, Arlaina. May your lapel droop with the weight of the pins your book will bring you. Can't wait to read it.

Arlaina said...

Josh! Hi! Thank you! Did I ever thank your for introducing me to Beebo Brinker? Well, I am now and thought about her and those awesome books the other day... xo to you!