Kenn Amdahl’s novel, “Jumper and the Apple Crate” has just been named a finalist in the Oregon Book Awards for the “Leslie Bradshaw Award for Young Adult Literature.” There are four other finalists in the category, so it’s still a long shot. But hey, anytime they associate one of our books with the word “literature” we feel like we already won first prize.
Plus, it’s kind of cool that a Clearwater book would be competing with books from Poisoned Pen, Scholastic, Harper Teen, and Little Brown.
Looking at the other finalists, we’re among some impressive company:
Kenn Amdahl of Eugene, Jumper and the Apple Crate (Clearwater Publishing Company)
Kelly Garrett of Portland, The Last to Die (Poisoned Pen Press)
Fonda Lee of Portland, Exo (Scholastic) Paula Stokes of Portland, This is How it Happened (Harper Teen)
Laini Taylor of Portland, Strange the Dreamer (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
Paula Stokes of Portland, This is How it Happened (Harper Teen)