Literary Classics Announces Youth Media Book Award Recipients
Release Date: July 1, 2017
SOUTH DAKOTA – The 2017 Literary Classics International Book Award recipients have been announced. Selected from submissions by entrants around the globe, these distinguished honorees are recognized for their contributions to the craft of writing, illustrating, and publishing exceptional literature for a youth audience. In this highly competitive industry these books represent the foremost in literature in their respective categories.
The competition this year was tremendous and we congratulate all honorees for their outstanding and inspiring work. All Silver, Gold and Top Honors award recipients will be invited to attend a writers’ conference, awards ceremony, formal gala, and other related events in Rapid City, South Dakota, to be held in conjunction with the Great American Book Festival, Labor Day Weekend, 2017.
The Literary Classics selection committee is proud to recognize this year’s titles in literature which exemplify the criteria set forth by the Literary Classics selection committee.
SCIENCE FICTION / DYSTOPIAN - SILVER
I Will Breathe
Punk & Sissy Publications
I Will Breathe is a 2017 Literary Classic's winner, 2016 New Apple Awards' winner in the YA Science Fiction category, 2015 Science Fiction Finalist in the IAN Book of the Year Awards, and a 2015 Readers' Favorite winner in the YA Science Fiction category. It has also received the Children's Literary Classic Seal of Approval.
A Steampunk/Cyberpunk/Post-Apocalyptic Adventure with a Twist.
The year is 2836. It has been eight hundred years since The Great War. There are small groups of people scattered in isolated pockets around the world, but most are too suspicious of each other for any intimacy. If they don’t stop hiding, and learn to help each other, there won’t be anyone left on earth.
Liberty has grown up in this post-apocalyptic world. Her home is an airship built by her adopted father. Since his death, each day is just another day trying to survive in a hostile environment. That is until her father's dying friend asks if she’ll take custody of a small, child-like robot.
The last thing Liberty needs is another responsibility. Surprisingly, once the endearing robot is aboard Airus, she discovers there is more to life than just living, and loving someone can be as easy as breathing.
In I Will Breathe, Regina Puckett has written a story that reveals a futuristic look at life on a planet ravaged by war. As the main character, Liberty, struggles to survive and continue with the trading life that she learned from her adopted father, the possibility of a civilized human race once again existing evolves. The entire story makes you really think about 'what if?'. And it makes the reader hopeful that all will not be lost in the future. An interesting read.”
Regina Puckett is a 2014 Readers' Favorite Award winning author for her sweet romance, Concealed in My Heart. I Will Breathe and Borrowed Wings, both received the Children's Literary Classic Seal of Approval and 2017 winner. "I Will Breathe" was also selected as a Science Fiction Finalist in the 2015 IAN Book of the Year Awards, won the bronze in the 2015 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, Finalist in 2017 the Literary Classics Awards and was the only medalist in the 2016 New Apple Ebook Young Adult Science Fiction category.
Regina Puckett writes sweet, contemporary and Regency romance, horror, inspirational, steampunk, picture books and poetry. There are always several projects in various stages of completion and characters and stories waiting in the wings for their chance to finally get out of her head and onto paper.
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