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Grateful American Book Prize
The GRATEFUL AMERICAN™ BOOK PRIZE is the only award for excellence in writing, storytelling and illustration for children’s historical non-fiction and fiction focused on the events and personalities that have shaped the United States since the country’s founding.
The GRATEFUL AMERICAN™ BOOK PRIZE is the only award for excellence in writing, storytelling and illustration for children’s historical non-fiction and fiction focused on the events and personalities that have shaped the United States since the country’s founding.
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America’s youth suffer from a ‘historical amnesia’.
The lack of knowledge about US history is alarming. But why?
http://ow.ly/cs3h309KuO8

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Are we settling for ‘dumbed down’ standards in our schools?
...only a mere 12 percent of U.S. High School Seniors are proficient in U.S. History, according to The National Assessment of Educational Progress.
http://ow.ly/Npyu309oTok

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Contrary to what may be popular opinion, Presidents Day was not established to generate sales for America’s retailers. But, the fact of the matter is that many of our schoolchildren can only identify Abraham Lincoln and George Washington from either TV or Presidents Day commercials.

http://ow.ly/NiqH3094aAv

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Award-winning author Kathy Cannon Wiechman shares advice with new writers at a workshop.

Authors interested in attending the workshop should visit Highlights Foundation to learn more/expedite an application. The deadline is February 5th.

http://ow.ly/xegr308zS2R

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Submissions for the 2017 Grateful American Book Prize now being accepted.
The award comes with a cash Prize of $13,000 to commemorate the original 13 Colonies and a medallion created by noted American artist, Clarice Smith. In addition, every year two authors receive Honorable Mention citations and, as of 2017, they will also receive cash prizes of $500 each.

http://gratefulamericanbookprize.com/submission-form/
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Americans still prefer to read printed books versus e-books and audio books according to a new Gallup Poll. That is also the opinion of David Bruce Smith, co-founder of the Grateful American book Prize—an award that seeks to encourage authors and publishers to produce more printed works of fiction and non-fiction for kids—that focus on American history.

http://ow.ly/cjlr3087w20

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Give the gift of history to the children in your family
America’s youth suffer from a ‘history deficit’

http://ow.ly/6VUm3076vhp

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The Grateful American Book Prize will begin accepting submissions for its 2017 award on January 1. The Prize is given each year to authors for outstanding works of fiction and non-fiction based on historical fact, and written to inspire 11 to 15 year old students. Books published between July 1, 2016 and July 31, 2017 are eligible.

http://ow.ly/f9B9306Rxbu

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