Local author wins award

The cover art for "He's My Brother." PHOTO COURTESY OF DEBBIE ROPPOLO

The judges of the 2017 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards, which recognizes excellence in all genres of literature have spoken, and "He’s My Brother" by local author Debbie Roppolo, won first place in the Special Needs/Disability Awareness category.

“Winning any place in the Royal Dragonfly Contest is a huge honor because in order to maintain the integrity of the Dragonfly Book Awards, a minimum score is required before a first or second place or honorable mention will be awarded to the entrant – even if it is the sole entry in a category,” explains Linda F. Radke, president of the Dragonfly Book Awards program. “Competition is steep, too, because there is no publication date limit as long as the book is still in print.”

"He’s My Brother" is a look into the life of a child who has a sibling with autism. Written for ages 8-12, the books provides a comprehensive definition of autism and other terms in addition to having activity pages, facts and thought-provoking questions. It retails for $9.19 and can be purchased at debbieroppolo.com, Dancing With Bear Publishing, Amazon and wherever else books can be purchased online.

The next Royal Dragonfly Book Awards contest is already underway. Final deadline for submissions is Oct. 1, 2018. The final deadline for the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards is May 1, 2018. For complete rules and submission forms for either contest, visit www.FiveStarBookAwards.com and click on the contest of choice.

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