The nominees for the 2021-2022 Iowa Goldfinch Award, which is given annually by the Iowa Association of School Librarians, have been selected and DIVA DELORES AND THE OPERA HOUSE MOUSE made the list! For the complete round up of nominees plus links to the book trailers for each click here.
According to the official description, the four-fold purpose of the Iowa Goldfinch Award is to:
To encourage children to read more and better books.
To discriminate in choosing worthwhile books.
To provide an avenue for positive dialogue between teacher, parent, and children about books and authors.
To give recognition to those who write books for children.
The Goldfinch Award is special because it offers school kids an opportunity to choose the winning book and to suggest books for the yearly reading list.
Delores and Fernando are delighted to be included and can’t wait to have their story shared and talked about by Iowa school kids!
If you live in Iowa, please ask your library, school or bookstore to provide books and voting materials etc. for this award. What a neat chance to be a part of celebrating reading in this special way!
And now, just for fun, here is the book trailer for DIVA DELORES AND THE OPERA HOUSE MOUSE. Enjoy!