Over 500 winners and finalists were announced in over 140 categories covering print, e-books and audio books. Awards were presented for titles published in 2010 and 2011. “I’m thrilled that Where Do Recyclable Materials Go? was selected to be among the very best,” said Sabbithry Persad. “I feel honored.”
Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of USA Book News, said this year’s contest yielded an unprecedented number of entries, which were then narrowed down to over 500 winners and finalists. Winners and finalists traversed the publishing landscape: Simon & Schuster, St. Martin’s Press, Random House, Penguin, Harper Collins, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, McGraw-Hill, John Wiley & Sons and hundreds of independent houses contributed to this year’s outstanding competition.
Persad has since released a second book in the Garbology Kids™ series entitled Operation: Reuse It! Both Operation: Reuse It! and Where Do Recyclable Materials Go? are available for Retail Purchase at Amazon.com and through links at Garbologykids.com. Retailers may order the Paperback version of both books through Independent Publisher’s Group with Firewater Media Group, the publisher.
Persad is the founder of Green Solutions Magazine and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She currently lives in Toronto, Ontario.