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2004 New Voices Award Winners

By LEE & LOW BOOKS

We are proud to announce that Carmen Bogan of Oakland, California, is the winner of our New Voices Honor Award for 2004. Her story, Fit Like Frankie depicts the life of Frankie Parker, a somewhat heavyset sixth grade female athlete. Through her own struggle, Frankie teaches her classmates that fit doesn't necessarily mean thin.

Carmen Bogan, has written professionally as a corporate and not-for-profit consultant for the past 20 years. She discovered her love for multicultural children's literature through volunteering in inner-city classroom reading programs. Carmen is a member of SCBWI and her original manuscript for Fit Like Frankie was nominated in 2003 for a Sue Alexander Award for most promising new work. Ms. Bogan is married and has two grown daughters.

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