Susan Verde, Amy Ignatow, Trevor Pryce and Lauren Myracle to judge AASL digital storytelling contest

For Immediate Release
Wed, 01/28/2015


Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)


CHICAGO – Celebrated authors Susan Verde, Amy Ignatow, Trevor Pryce and Lauren Myracle will serve as the guest judges in the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) School Library Month digital storytelling contest. The authors will make the final determination of winners per grade level and winners will receive a set of books signed and personalized by the judging author.

Susan Verde is the author of “The Museum” and “You and Me,” which feature illustrations by Peter H. Reynolds. Kirkus described “The Museum” as “a sweet-natured and handsome celebration.” She teaches yoga to children and lives in New York.

Amy Ignatow is a cartoonist and the author of the Popularity Papers series of scrapbook-style illustrated novels. She is a graduate of Moore College of Art and Design and lives in Philadelphia with her husband, daughter and their cat, Mathilda, who is mostly very terrible.

Trevor Pryce is a 14-year veteran of the NFL who played defensive end for the Denver Broncos, the Baltimore Ravens and the New York Jets. He is the author of the Kulipari series, which includes the books “An Army of Frogs” and “The Rainbow Serpent.”

Lauren Myracle is the author of the New York Times best-selling Internet Girls series ("ttyl," "ttfn," and "l8r," "g8r”) and “Rhymes with Witches,” among many other books for teenagers and young people. She grew up in Atlanta and currently resides in Colorado with her husband and their three young children.

Prizes and author judges are graciously provided by ABRAMS. Contest rules and eligibility can be found at

School Library Month (SLM) is the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) annual celebration of school librarians and their programs. Every April school librarians are encouraged to create activities to help their school and local community celebrate the essential role that strong school library programs play in transforming learning. Julianne Moore, award-winning actress and best-selling author, is the national spokesperson for the 2015 observance.

The American Association of School Librarians, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning.