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'Amy's Guide to Best Behavior in Japan' takes Silver at IBPA Ben Franklin Awards

Michael Palmer - Monday, April 15, 2019

Congratulations to Amy Chavez and illustrator, Jun Hazuki for taking the Silver in the Travel category at this year's IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards which was held at the IBPA Publishing University this year in Chicago, Illinois.  Read More

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