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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! 

Congratulations to Amy Chavez and illustrator Jun Hazuki once again for being listed as a finalist this book awards season. Both the Independent Book Sellers Association's Benjamin Franklin Award and the Foreword Reviews Indies Award has listed Amy's Guide to Best Behavior in Japan: Do it Right and Be Polite as a finalist in the category of travel. 

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