Pictured left to right: Rose Cappelli, award committee co-chair, Kathy M. Miller, author and Glendia Kennedy, award committee co-chair. Photo by Chris Lopez, conference photographer.
On October 20, 2013 Kathy M. Miller, a very talented member of Clan Irwin Association from New Ringgold, PA received the “Keystone to Reading Elementary Book Award” for her book “Chippy Chipmunk: Babies in the Garden”. This annual award is chosen by students across Pennsylvania. She was honored at an award luncheon at the 46th annual KSRA conference held at The Penn Stater Hotel in State College, PA
The Keystone State Reading Association (KSRA), is an affiliate of the International Reading Association (IRA), a state-wide organization in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania comprised of individuals who are engaged in reading instruction, literacy development, and the encouragement of lifelong reading habits. KSRA’s mission is to promote literacy, provide instructional leadership, support professional development, and advocate literacy issues.
Each year the Keystone to Reading Book Award committee nominates 10 books for each category level. Students read all the books, and vote for their favorite. Miller’s book was the winner of the Primary Level award.
“An award that is a result of children’s votes is the most meaningful award you can receive, since that is who I’m writing for. I’m absolutely thrilled!” Miller commented.
2012-2013 Keystone to Reading Book Award winners:
Preschool Level: Chuckling Ducklings and Baby Animal Friends by Aaron Zenz Primary Level: Chippy Chipmunk: Babies in the Garden by Kathy M. Miller Intermediate Level: Painter and Ugly by Robert J. Blake Middle School: Saving Zasha by Randi G. Barrow High School: Everybody Sees the Ants: A Novel by A. S. King
For more info about Kathy Miller’s books: www.chippychipmunk.com