Literary Classics International Book Award and Reviews recently announced that Juneau author Annie Boochever’s “Bristol Bay Summer,” published by Alaska Northwest Books, was chosen as “Best in Category, Best First Novel” in its 2015 selection of top books for children and young adults.
Award recipients were selected from entries received from around the globe. Literary Classics, an organization dedicated to furthering excellence in literature, “promotes classic literature which appeals to youth, while educating and encouraging positive values in the impressionable young minds of future generations.” The Literary Classics judging committee is comprised of experts with backgrounds in publishing, writing, editing, design, illustration, and book reviewing. Judging is based upon the criteria set forth by Literary Classics’ highly selective awards committee which honors books promoting character, vision, creativity and learning, through content which possesses key elements found in well-crafted literature.
Boochever will accept her award at the The 2015 Literary Classics book awards presentation to be held on April 2, 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
In addition to this award, “Bristol Bay Summer” is an Alaska Battle of the Book selection for 2015, a Mom’s Choice Awards Gold Recipient for 2015, and has been critically acclaimed. Kirkus Reviews said: “Boochever suffuses her tale with the kind of vivid details only a longtime Alaskan could know, from her descriptions of the majestic landscape to the finer points of commercial salmon fishing. She has a gift for drawing readers in, and a penchant for bringing the details of character’s experiences to life . . . the book delivers scenes of action and suspense in a wholly realistic, organic way. A wonderfully atmospheric debut.”
More information about Annie Boochever and her book, including an in-depth study guide, can be found at: http://annieboochever.com/ and on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/BristolBaySummer/.