I couldn't be more thrilled and honored to share this incredible news with all of you: Old Mate Media has won second place in not just one, but two prestigious categories at this year's Firebird Book Awards for Chris' children's book Follow the Breadcrumbs. This is a remarkable achievement that speaks to our dedication and commitment to creating captivating, educational, and entertaining content for young readers. This book has already received a 5 star rating from Readers' Favorite. What will it achieve next?
Dual Recognition in Two Categories
Winning accolades in the 'Children's Nature' and 'Children's Humor' categories is not just a validation of our work—it's a testament to the diversity and quality that we strive to bring to children's literature. The Firebird Book Awards, celebrated for recognizing outstanding contributions to children's literature, have shown that our work resonates on multiple levels. And for that, we’re immensely grateful.
A Win for Everyone Involved
This award isn't simply a trophy on a shelf. It's much more. The Firebird Book Awards uniquely commits to social responsibility which Old Mate Media are incredibly proud to be part of. This year, through the collective efforts of the authors and publishers involved, hundreds of handmade pillowcases and children's books were distributed to women and children in long-term shelters and Enchanted Makeovers, an awe-inspiring organization committed to uplifting shelters into sanctuaries of peace and potential. It's this aspect of the awards that makes our wins even more meaningful.
I want to emphasize that this isn't just a win for Old Mate Media; it's a win for everyone. It's a win for the children and families in long-term shelters who've received a package filled with comfort and hope. Those handmade pillowcases are more than just fabric—they're dreams woven with love. And those books are more than just pages—they're gateways to new worlds.
Thank you all for your support, and may this be the beginning of many more wins that make a difference in our collective lives.
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