The Year of Goodbyes is a 2012 Charlotte Award nominee! Given by the New York State Reading Association and named for Charlotte in E.B. White's Charlotte's Web, the award's purpose is "to encourage students to read outstanding literature and ultimately become life-long readers." (I'm quoting from the NYSRA website.) Over the next year, young people in New York will be reading, and voting on, the nominated books. I'm really happy to know that my mother's story will be reaching these readers.