Crossen’s 9 LIVES Trilogy earns Mom Choice’s Gold Award

The Mom’s Choice Awards has named Jan Crossen’s 9 LIVES Trilogy among the best in family-friendly media products and services of 2009. The Mom’s Choice Awards (MCA) is an annual awards program that recognizes authors, inventors, companies, parents and others for their efforts in creating quality family-friendly media, products and services.

Crossen’s 9 LIVES series earned the Gold Award for a Young Adult Series. This fictional work was inspired by Crossen’s adopted son, Joshua, who suffers from Fetal Alcohol Spectrums Disorder, a brain disability caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol. The trilogy targets preteens, teenagers, reluctant readers, foster, adoptive and birth parents, teachers, social workers, therapists, and those working with the special needs population. The series includes: 9 LIVES: I Will Survive; 9 LIVES: Cat Tales; and 9 LIVES: Full Circle.

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