Omaha author Rainbow Rowell's two young adult books published in 2013 have made some “best of” lists for the year, including the New York Times, which listed both “Eleanor & Park” and “Fangirl.”
“Eleanor & Park” also made top books of 2013 lists at the Kansas City Star, examiner.com, Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and received the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and first place in the Goodreads Choice Award young adult fiction category. Indigo Books named it a top 10 books of 2013 and the best teen book of 2013.
“Fangirl” also made the cut in the Amazon and Goodreads lists.
Author of 'Healers' trilogy sponsors contest for teens
Teens can compete for $25,000 in prizes for themselves and their schools or libraries in the national Teen Reading Contest sponsored by author and philanthropist Donna Labermeier, whose books for young adults include “The Healers” trilogy.
It is free to enter, and Labermeier will ship books free to teens, reading groups, schools and libraries. After reading the books, contestants express what they feel about their reading through writing, artwork, film, performance or song.
Entrants can fill out the form at www.healerstrilogy.com. Read Labermeier's “The Healers,” and create a response through one of the media listed. Submit entries through social media.
Entries will be judged in two categories: sixth through eighth grade and ninth through 12th grade. First place in each category will receive $5,000, $2,500 for the reader and $2,500 for the school, library or program; second, $3,000, $1,500 to each; and third, $1,000, $500 to each.
The deadline to enter is Feb. 16. Winners will be announced in March.
For information, visit www.healerstrilogy.com.
ON THE CALENDAR:
Book signing; Erin Bow, author of “Sorrow's Knot,” 6 p.m. Friday, the Bookworm, 87th and Pacific Streets.
GET LIT: Brigit St. Brigit Theater actors give readings from several genres, 6:30 p.m. Friday, the Bookworm.
Momaha Story Time: For kids age 1 to 5, who can wear their pajamas, 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, the Bookworm.
Story time: Brigit St. Brigit's Scott Kurz reads from children's books, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, the Bookworm.