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By Kent Larsen

LDS Author Wins 3rd Award For 'Stories of Young Pioneers'

NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- LDS Young Adult author Violet Kimball has received a third award for her book, "Stories of Young Pioneers: In Their Own Words," making the book one of the most awarded LDS books of the past year. The most recent awards are from the magazine Foreword, a book review magazine, which gave "Stories of Young Pioneers" their 2001 Book of the Year Award in Young Adult Non-fiction, and from the Independent Book Publishers Association, which made the title a finalist for the 2001 Juvenile Young Adult Nonfiction Independent Publishers Book Award. The book covers the experiences of young pioneers traveling through the west in the mid-nineteenth century and is written for young readers.

Kimball's book earlier received a 2001 Spur Award, which recognizes the best in Western writing. "Stories of Young Pioneers" is Kimball's second book, following "Mormon Trail: Voyage of Discovery" which is accompanied by the photographs of her husband, Mormon historian Stanley B. Kimball. In a recent review in Booklist, reviewer Denise Wilms said that the book "can provide valuable curriculum support, and history teachers may find that selected details can spark a lively lesson." The publisher has also made available a 50 page teachers guide for using the book in the classroom.

The Foreword Magazine award was presented on Saturday, June 2nd at the annual BookExpo America convention in Chicago, however, Kimball reports to Mormon News that she was not informed of the award, which her publisher learned about only after the convention was over. The Independent Publisher Book Award, given for the 19th year, and also presented at BookExpo America. It represents the best books among small, independent book publishers.

See also:

LDS Author Wins Spur Award

Stories of Young Pioneers In Their Own Words wins 3 Awards in 2001!

Foreword Magazine

Independent Publisher Book Award


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Stories of Young Pioneers
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