First Time Teen Author Medhaa Banaji Wins Bronze Florida Authors and Publishers Presidents Book Award For The Transmalians

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  • (1888PressRelease) September 08, 2017 - Teen author sensation, Medhaa Banaji won the Bronze Florida Authors and Publishers (FAPA) Presidents Book Award for her first book, The Transmalians (ISBN 978-1619844933, Gatekeeper Press, 2016) in the category of Juvenile Ages 7 – 12. The award is considered one of the most prestigious in the literary world. The Transmalians published when Medhaa was 16 is her first effort at book writing, earning critical acclaim and a strong following among readers who eagerly await her next book.

    “I am very honored and humbled to have won the Bronze Florida Authors and Publishers (FAPA) Presidents Book Award,” said Medhaa Banaji, author of The Transmalians. “This is a great privilege and I want to thank my family, teachers, and friends who inspired me, as well as the many readers that have enjoyed the book.”

    The Transmalians is the story of twelve-year old twin siblings, Sam and Alana, who had a picture-perfect life that many would dream about having. One day, everything came crashing down, ending traumatically Their parents were abducted, but before they were taken, left the children with a mysterious locket. Shortly after, Sam and Alana were taken to an orphanage, only to realize that it was far from ordinary. It was an orphanage for children with unique and special powers. These powers allowed them to gain various characteristics of animals. Sam and Alana then discover that they belong to a unique race of people, who have been in hiding for hundreds of years from civilization. While trying to reconcile this with their past life and develop a plan to rescue their parents, they are transferred to a mystical island, the Adventure Island, whose secrets are as profound as its history. Everything they once knew, and thought was real, becomes a question.

    The FAPA President’s Book Awards program recognizes book publishing excellence and creativity in design, content, and production for North American authors and publishers. Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and other states will judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.

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