The Crystal Kite is sponsored by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) to “recognize great books from 15 regional SCBWI divisions around the world. Along with the SCBWI Golden Kite Awards, the Crystal Kite Awards are chosen by other children’s book writers and illustrators, making them the only peer-given awards in publishing for young readers.”
Miss Kanagawa was not surprised at the news — holding her story in high esteem the way she does– but I certainly was.
|Not Miss Kanagawa, but her sister, Miss Miyazaki|
Along with the honor comes the opportunity to submit a proposal for a keynote at the mid-winter SCBWI conference in New York. I think I’ll give that a whirl!