According to Sandy Bauers from the Philadelphia Inquirer, Mallory Goes Green was one of the book winners of the 2011 Green Earth Award by the Newton Marasco Foundation (NMF). NMF created the Green Earth Literature Program featuring the Green Earth Award to get more books with a message of environmental stewardship into the hands of children and young adults, and to connect authors with youth. The award is also the nations first annual award for authors and illustrators whose books bring awareness to green topics.
The Green Earth Book Award is awarded in four categories:
Mallory Goes Green, published by Darby Creek/Lerner Publishing Group, won the category under Childrens Fiction and is advertised with the message of the books heroine, Mallory, looking to make her school and home eco-friendly.
The rest of the novels the NMF awarded with the Green Earth Book Award are as follows:
Although the award can only be given to four books out of the hundreds of submissions, eight other books not listed above have received honor awards for their green themes:
Not only is NMF pushing to broaden young peoples education of pressing green issues like conservation and recycling, but the foundation aims to enthuse the youth through fun and inspiring words and images as well. This goal to infuse education and entertainment has many authors (interested in children and young adult writing) encouraged to turn towards more green topics in their books in order to submit to the NMF award next year.
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