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Not My Girl by Gabrielle Grimard

19 Dec 2014

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Not My Girl Receives an Honorable Mention from the Eric Hoffer Book Awards

May 14, 2015

Not My Girl, written by Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret Pokiak-Fenton and illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard, received an Honorable Mention from the Eric Hoffer Book Awards. The awards honor books published by independent houses. Congrats to Gabrielle, Christy, Margaret, and all involved at Annick Press!

Not My Girl was also selected as a Best Multicultural Book of 2015 by CSMCL and an Outstanding International Book by USBBY.


Not My Girl and USBBY names Not My Girl Outstanding International Book

February 6, 2015

The United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) has published a list of Outstanding International Books for grades K-12, and Not My Girl was selected as part of the 2015 list.

Over 3,000 books have been submitted to the USBBY since the list began 10 years ago, and this year only 42 were featured.

Not My Girl was written by Christy and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton with illustrations by Gabrielle Grimard.

More information here.

Not My Girl and Little Melba and Her Big Trombone selected for CSMCL Best Multicultural Books of 2014

December 19, 2014

The Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature (CSMCL) selected two books by Painted Words illustrators for their Best Multicultural Books of 2014 list.

Featured on the list was Not My Girl, which was written by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, with illustrations by Gabrielle Grimard.

Little Melba and Her Big Trombone, written by Katheryn Russell-Brown with illustrations by Frank Morrison, was also selected.

Congratulations to Gabrielle and Frank!