Local author places in national book award program

Author Deanna K. Klingel of Sapphire was recently awarded the bronze medal in the children’s literature division of the National Stars and Flags Book Award Program for her book Avery’s Battlefield.

The book, set during the American Civil War, tells the story of young Avery Junior Bennett and his hound dog Gunner traveling across Virginia on a family errand. It is an adventure book for young readers.

All the books in the national contest have a military-related theme.

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