An APALA Award for “Good Fortune”

I just heard that Good Fortune in a Wrapping Cloth has been selected as the winner of the 2012-2013 Asian/Pacific American Libraries Association (APALA) Award for Literature in the Picture Book Category. Hooray! Thanks (and congrats) to Joan Schoettler for her wonderful story and Renee Ting for her guidance and for making everything happen. Also, congratulations to the other APALA award winners in other categories. I look forward to checking out the other books!

Good Fortune in a Wrapping Cloth - 2012-13 APALA award winner in the picture book category

The awards will be presented at the APALA Award banquet in June of 2013. Read the the press release here.

In other news, today I am packing, finishing last-minute errands and putting the final touches on my portfolio before the 2013 SCBWI New York conference. Hopefully I will not end up stuck in some airport somewhere. (Traveling to the East Coast in winter always makes me nervous.) Wish me luck! I promise to take lots of pictures to share.

– Jessica

2/8/13 update: Click here for the SCBWI NY recap!

SCBWI New York Scrapbook
Happy Holidays!

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