Little Mango in a Big World Named Children’s Book of the Year!

The “Children’s Book of the Year” was awarded to Teresa Janzen and Samuel But Agot (illustrator) for “Little Mango in a Big World” (Abundance Books LLC).

AWSA, the sponsor of the Golden Scroll Awards Banquet, is an outreach of Right to the Heart Ministries. This is the 14th year that AWSA has presented the Golden Scroll Awards. The Golden Scroll Awards were handed out during the AWSA Conference, which was held Aug. 12-14 at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington, Kentucky. The Golden Scroll Awards are open to the nearly 800 members of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. For a complete list of winners and more about AWSA, go to

Among other awards handed out, the Golden Scroll Awards “Book of the Year” was given to Julie Coleman for “On Purpose: Understanding God’s Freedom for Women through Scripture” (Kregel).

The “Nonfiction Book of the Year” award went to Michelle Nietert and Denise Pass for “Make Up Your Mind: Unlock Your Thoughts, Transform Your Life” (Randall House).

DiAnn Mills received the “Novel of the Year” award for “Trace of Doubt” (Tyndale).

The “Children’s Nonfiction Book of the Year” was awarded to Susan U. Neal and Courtney Smith (illustrator), for “Eat God’s Food” (Elk Lake).

Karen Whiting received the “Christian Education Book of the Year” for “52 Weekly Devotions for Family Prayer” (RoseKidz).

The “Inspirational Gift Book of the Year” was awarded to Kathy Howard for “Heirloom: Living and Leaving a Legacy of Faith” (Tyndale).

Grace Fox was honored with “Book of the Year” award for “Keeping Hope Alive: Devotions for Strength in the Storm” (Aspire Press).

The awards were announced during the Golden Scroll Banquet on Sun., Aug. 14, at the Lexington Convention Center in Lexington, Kentucky. The awards were presented by Linda Evans Shepherd, founder and CEO of AWSA, and Rebecca White, author. More than 83 awards were handed out at the awards ceremony.


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