We Have A Winner!!! Children’s Book Highlighting Inclusivity!

C.M. Harris Books

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | October 20, 2020

Contact: Purple Diamond Press/ C.M. Harris

We have a WINNER!

C.M. Harris receives national recognition through the NEW YORK CITY BIG BOOK AWARD®!

(Villa Park, CA) — The NYC BIG BOOK AWARD recognized Just Because…: A Story Book About Self-Acceptance by C.M. Harris in the category of Picture Book: All Ages as a WINNER.

The competition is judged by experts from different aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers, and professional copywriters. Selected award winners and distinguished favorites are based on overall excellence.

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Just Because… is a children’s story book that embraces and teaches self-acceptance and looking past our circumstances.

Ms. Freckle is one of the kindest teachers you could ever wish for but she has a secret, one she’s worried her students will laugh at.

A beautiful story of strength, acceptance, and full of colorful illustrations by Ashlynn Feather!

Just because you may be short, read slowly, wear glasses, or if you use a wheelchair — so what! There’s so much you are able to do!….

We all have differences, but once you step into the class of Ms. Freckle — the nicest teacher of them all, there’s no need to worry! Just Because… is a feel-good story about accepting who we are and finding the courage to be who we are despite what others may think.

Just Because… embraces the acceptance of ourselves and others while identifying that our circumstances do not define us. Just Because you wear glasses does not mean you’re a nerd and Just Because you may be short does not mean you can’t play sports. We can do anything!

Just Because… is the first book of a 3 part series. Ms. Freckle will return in book #2, “Why Can’t I?” coming early 2021.

In 2020, the NYC Big Book Award once again achieved worldwide participation.  Entries remained strong during the worldwide pandemic. Book submissions streamed in from six continents and over 100 cities. Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America all participated.  Across the globe, book entries poured in from places such as Budapest, Capetown, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, New York City, Port of Spain, Vancouver and Victoria to name a few.  Winners were recognized globally from Australia, Canada, England, India, Singapore, Uganda and the United States of America among others.

The breadth of publishers ranged from Amazon to Wiley, from Black Rose Writing to She Writes Press.  Our award-winning authors are from all kinds of different backgrounds and enrich the program.  We are proud of such diversity of winners and distinguished favorites in the annual NYC Big Book Award.


C.M. Harris is beating the odds. A young woman diagnosed with Charcot Marie-Tooth Disease and Trigeminal Neuralgia aka “The Suicide Disease” is making a place for herself in the book industry as an independent author. C.M. Harris is also the author of “What If We Were All The Same!” a recent favorite for many.

“We are pleased to highlight these books, recognize their excellence, and share their achievements.” said awards sponsor Gabrielle Olczak.  The awards program “foments a strong interest in these authors and publishing houses and we expect our winners and favorites to receive a heightened level of attention.”  Olczak went on to say that “excellent books can be found globally, and we are happy to help bring them to a larger audience.”

For more information, please visit: www.nycbigbookaward.com.  To view the list of winners, visithttps://www.nycbigbookaward.com/2020winners; Distinguished Favorites listed here:https://www.nycbigbookaward.com/2020distinguishedfavorites.

To purchase Just Because… CLICK HERE!

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