Posted by: nancyisanders | February 15, 2012

Let’s Celebrate Black History Month!

Underground Railroad children’s book The Golden Pathway announced as Literary Classics 2011 Silver Award Recipient

Tappan, New York – Donna McDine’s children’s book, The Golden Pathway has been announced as Literary Classics 2011 Silver Award Recipient – Early Reader category.

Literary Classics announced its 2011 selection of top books for children and young adults October 2011. Award recipients were selected from entries received throughout the world. The Literary Classics selection committee is proud to recognize the following titles in the Picture Book – Early Reader category, which exemplify the criteria set forth by the Literary Classics Awards committee. A list of the 2011 award recipients can be viewed at:

Gold Award Recipient – Wacky Jacky: The True Story of An Unlikely Beauty Queen, written by Jaclyn Stapp, illustrated by Kristine Lucco

Silver Award Recipient – The Golden Pathway, written by Donna M. McDine, illustrated by K.C. Snider

Literary Classics, is an organization dedicated to furthering excellence in literature, and takes great pride in its role to help promote classic children’s literature which appeals to youth, while educating and encouraging positive values in the impressionable young minds of future generations. Judging is based upon the criteria set forth by Literary Classics’ highly selective awards committee which honors books promoting character, vision, creativity and learning, through content which possesses the key elements found in well-crafted literature.

The Literary Classics judging committee consists of experts with backgrounds in publishing, writing, editing, design, illustration, and book reviewing. To learn more about Literary Classics, visit their website.

The Golden Pathway synopsis:
Be transported through time to the Underground Railroad, where high-pitched screams echo each night. David’s cruel Pa always chooses the same victim. Despite the circumstances during slavery, David uncovers the courage to defy his Pa.

Raised in a hostile environment where abuse occurs daily, David attempts to break the mold and befriends the slave, Jenkins, owned by his Pa. Fighting against extraordinary times and beliefs, David attempts to lead Jenkins to freedom with no regard for his own safety and possible consequences dealt out by his Pa.

The Golden Pathway
purchasing information:
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing
Author: For autographed copies visit the website of award-winning children’s author Donna McDine. As an added bonus, orders placed through Guardian Angel Publishing or through the author receive a FREE teacher’s guide eBook based on The Golden Pathway.

To learn more about Donna McDine visit her website and her blog.


  1. Good morning Nancy:

    Thank you for featuring my book, The Golden Pathway today. I appreciate it very much. Your guidance regarding book awards helped me to be brave enough to submit my book for awards. Your wealth of information is outstanding on the facets of children’s book publishing, thank you!

    Warm regards,

    • It’s great to have you visit my blog today, Donna! And best wishes on the continued success of your book!

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