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The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award lists 'Amy's Guide to Best Behavior' as finalist

Michael Palmer - Monday, March 18, 2019

Last week, Amy's Chavez's guide to culture and behavior in Japan was listed as a finalist in the category of Travel for the Foreword Reviews Indies award. This week she's added the IBPA Benjamin Franklin award to that list!  Read More

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