17 February 2010

Call Me Kate: is among is named in the Mom's Choice Awards

The Mom’s Choice Awards® Names Call Me Kate: Meeting the Molly Maguires Among Best In Family-Friendly Products

The Mom's Choice Awards® has named Call Me Kate: Meeting the Molly Maguires by author Molly Roe among the best in family-friendly media, products and services.

The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) is an awards program that recognizes authors, inventors, companies, parents and others for their efforts in creating quality family-friendly media, products and services.

Parents, educators, librarians and retailers rely on MCA evaluations when selecting quality materials for children and families. The Mom’s Choice Awards® seal helps families and educators navigate the vast array of products and services and make informed decisions.

An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of our panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling author, Priscilla Dunstan, creator of the Dunstan Baby Language; Patricia Rossi, host of NBC’sManners Minute; Dr. Letitia S. Wright, D.C., host of the Wright Place™ TV Show; and Catherine Witcher, M.Ed., special needs expert and founder of Precision Education, Inc.

MCA judges are bound by a strict code of ethics which ensures expert and objective analysis free from any manufacturer association. The evaluation process uses a propriety methodology in which entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost.

To be considered for an award, each entrant submits five identical samples of a product. Entries are matched to judges in the MCA database. Judges perform a thorough analysis and submit a detailed assessment. Results are compiled and submitted to the MCA Executive Committee for final approval. The end result is a list of the best in family-friendly media, products and services that parents and educators can feel confident in using.

For more information on the awards program and the honorees, visitMomsChoiceAwards.com

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Email info@tribute-books.com for a eBook review copy

Call Me Kate 
is suitable for readers from eleven to adult. The story is dramatic and adventuresome, yet expressive of daily life in the patches of the hard coal region during the Civil War era. This novel will appeal to readers of the Dear America series, as well as more mature readers who will enjoy the story’s rich context and drama.


I reviewed this book last year and found it a good book and very informative about this era. I learnt alot about history I didn't know. Congrats to Molly Roe


Tribute Books said...

Thanks Jenny - we appreciate it!

c. czyik said...

Call Me Kate is a mistreatment of a rich and proud history.

Molly Roe’s story makes coal miners who were trying to form unions into the bad guys. But these are the very men praised by former governor of Pennsylvania, Milton Shapp, as "men we can be proud of" when, in 1979, he granted a posthumous pardon to the alleged "leader" of the alleged Molly Maguires, Jack Kehoe.

Kehoe and 19 others, all prominent in the immigrant community, had been convicted of murder in an unfair trial and executed in 1878, part of a sustained effort by coal barons to intimidate and to break unions.

A hundred years later, when the case was reopened by the State Pennsylvania, court procedures and events surrounding the trial were found to be so unjust that the Board of Pardons recommended pardoning Kehoe, the Kehoes having been the only family to have asked the state for an exoneration. But both the governor's pardon and his words at the time make it clear his action was intended to set the record straight, and exonerate other coal miners similarly treated by coal owners of the day.

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