We are beyond excited! Umijoo won the 2019 Gold Medal for mid-grade fiction from the highly respected Nautilus Book Awards. This is a huge win, and will help us tremendously in promoting our message of ocean conservation!

The Nautilus Book Awards are some of the most highly regarded awards in modern American literature. They specialize in acknowledging and elevating “Books for a Better World”, which is all that Umijoo has ever striven to be.

A bit about Nautilus, in their own words:

The Nautilus Awards program seeks, recognizes, honors, celebrates and promotes print books that inspire and connect our lives as individuals, families, communities, and global citizens… We look for exceptional literary contributions to spiritual growth, green values & sustainability, high-level wellness, responsible leadership and positive social change & social justice, as well as to the worlds of art, creativity and inspirational reading for children, teens and young adults.

This is one of the greatest honors we as the creators of activist children’s literature could ever hope to achieve, and is something we will treasure. We are so grateful to all of our supporters, to the team at the Nautilus Awards, and to everyone else who made this possible. Thank you!

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