MISFIT nominated for a Carl Brandon Award

Great news! Misfit, my 2011 novel published by Amulet, has been nominated for the 2011 CBS Kindred Award (for an outstanding speculative fiction work dealing with race, ethnicity, and culture).

People! An award named in honor of Octavia Butler’s landmark novel, Kindred! So cool!

About the Carl Brandon Society: As speculative fiction increases in diversity, the Carl Brandon Society hopes to raise awareness of issues of race, ethnicity and culture within this genre we all love, fostering a needed dialogue. We want to promote inclusivity in across the range of genre – embracing fans and pros – and celebrate the accomplishments of people of color within the community. Our membership is open to all ethnicities. Visit us at http://carlbrandon.org