Kako | Awarded Highly Commended 2014 Seal By Fnlij For A Donzela Sem Maos E Outros Contos Populares

May 22, 2014    Kako

We’re so pleased to announce that KAKO was awarded the Fundação Nacional do Livro Infantil e Juvenil (FNLIJ) 2014 Highly Commended Seal for A Donzela Sem Mãos e Outros Contos Populares, a tale book written by Helena Gomes and published by Escrita Fina Edições. It’s Kako’s second award with a Escrita Fina Edições book and again he thanks his book editor and friend Laura van Boeckel for believing in his work.

Every year the FNLIJ receives the first editions from all Brazilian publishing companies of their published children and young adults’ books. After careful analysis, the titles with the best quality are selected to form the “FNLIJ Basic Books Collection,” helping not only schools, libraries and Secretaries of Education to create their own initial collections but also parents and teachers to choose books for their children and students. From this basic collection, ten books from each of the several categories are selected and receive the Highly Commended Seal, automatically being nominated for the FNLIJ Awards. The seal in one of the highest recognitions to be earned in the Brazilian children and young adults’ literature.

Created in 1968, the FNLIJ – Fundação Nacional do Livro Infantil e Juvenil – is a private and non-profit organization and the Brazilian section of IBBY – International Board on Books for Young People, and the FNLIJ Award, organized since 1974, is the highest distinction given to the best books for children and young people published in Brazil, incorporating today 18 categories.

Kako, we’re so incredibly proud of you. This book IS amazing and is so deserving of this amazing recognition! Kudos to you once again.