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Catholic Tween and Teen Fiction

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Tween and Teen fiction readers deserve honest, compelling and engaging stories.

They don't want to be pandered to any more than discerning adult fiction readers.
Tween and Teen fiction readers are a particular breed of readers. They have just enough life experience to know realities of struggle or worry and yet ought to know that life really does offer hope and resolution.
The Green Coat: A Tale from the Dust Bowl Years by Rosemary McDunn is deservedly one of the most popular tween and teen fiction books in homes and classrooms. Available in paperback and kindle, The Green Coat offers a story of hardship and hope in the midst of one of the greatest struggles in American history: the dust bowl. The Green Coat's tale of perseverance is one that readers of all ages enjoy. 
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Gender Issues

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Congratulations to Jared Zimmerer for his Honorable Mention win in the Gender Issues category at the 2015 Catholic Press Awards! Jared's book Man Up! Becoming the New Renaissance Man is a gathering of twelve voices who speak to a variety of topics.  They include: Fr. Dwight Longenecker: Foreword; Jared Zimmerer: Where Have All The Good Men Gone?; Jesse Romero: Do Not Be Afraid of the Culture of Death; Marlon De La Torre: Theological Manhood; Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers: Biblical Manhood and many more! Author Zimmerer is an avid weight lifter and sought-after conference speaker whose first book is the popularTen Commandments of Lifting Weights.

2015 Catholic Press Awards

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The 2015 winners for the Catholic Press Awards were announced last week in Buffalo, NY. Congratulations to Bezalel Books author Laura Pearl for two wins for her charming YA novel Erin's Ring!

Erin's Ring won 2nd place in Books for Teens and Young Adults Erin's Ring also won 3rd place in Catholic Novels

Laura is also the author of Finding Grace and blogs at String of Pearls.