I’m so excited to share that the Children’s Book Committee at the Bank Street College of Education has chosen The Chance You Won’t Return as a best book of the 2014! About the selection:
The Children’s Book Committee at the Bank Street College of Education strives to guide librarians, educators, parents, grandparents, and other interested adults to the best books for children published each year. In choosing books for the annual list, reviewers consider literary quality and excellence of presentation as well as the potential emotional impact of the books on young readers. Other criteria include credibility of characterization and plot, authenticity of time and place, age suitability, positive treatment of ethnic and religious differences, and the absence of stereotypes. Nonfiction titles are further evaluated for accuracy and clarity. Each book accepted for the list is read and reviewed by at least two committee members and then discussed by the committee as a whole.
Also so thrilled to see The Chance You Won’t Return on this list with several other YA novels from 2014 that I loved, like Sekret, We Were Liars, Pointe, and Side Effects May Vary. Being recognized with so many wonderful books makes it even more special.
A huge thank you to the Children’s Book Committee for this honor and all their hard work and thoughtfulness in connecting readers of all ages with excellent books.