{Awards} Jackie Lee, Morgan Billingsley, and Gabrielle Simone Wins African American Literary Award

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Photo Courtesy: Victoria Christopher Murray
Photo Courtesy: Victoria Christopher Murray

Congrats to Jackie Lee, Morgan Billingsley, and Gabrielle Simone on your African American Literary Award for Best Children’s Book of the Year ‘The Perfect Present!’

Message from Publisher Victoria Christopher Murray:
Of all of the awards and photos from the Brown Girls Books wins at the African American Literary Awards last night, this is by far my favorite. Brown Girls Kids mean so much to us. These young writers are doing it now, not waiting until they get to be a certain age, not waiting until school is out. No excuses! They are making something out of nothing as Morgan Billingsley said in her acceptance speech last night. I am so proud of them, so proud of what their college applications will look like, just so happy. I think some of you adults who have been dreaming and talking, but not doing can take a lesson from Jackie Lee and Morgan Billingsley — just get off your butt and do it! Congratulations again to Jackie Lee, Morgan Billingsley, and Gabrielle Simone (who was on a cruise and couldn’t attend!)

If you would like to purchase a copy of ‘The Perfect Present’ click the version (Kindle) or (Paperback)

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