Angus & The Soccer Tryouts

Angus & The Soccer Tryouts
Written and Illustrated by Megan Reed
La Canada High School – La Canada, California

Megan Reed, a senior at La Canada High School, was selected as the first-place winner of the 2009 Diverse Minds Youth Writing Challenge in Los Angeles County. In addition to the publication and distribution of her book, Megan will receive a $5,000 college scholarship, which she will use toward he studies at the University of California, Davis.

Megan has always loved creating art and has spent time volunteering in children's art classes. She values the Diverse Minds Youth Writing Challenge as an "eye opener" for thinking about issues of tolerance and diversity, and has continued to be interested in these topics since writing her book.

Second Place

Alfred Alfredo Bakes a Pie: A Story About Pie-Versity
Written by William Osborn
Illustrated by Amanda Monzon

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