Princess Monori, Award Winner, Published by Our Golden Hour

Princess Monori, ancient Marma Folktale


We are excited to report that Princess Monori is a bronze medalist in the IPPY 2017 award competition, and it’s also a finalist in the Colorado Author’s League 2017 award program!

IPPY Independent Publisher Awards
IPPY Independent Publisher Awards

2017 IPPY Award

The annual Independent Publisher Book Award program (IPPY) honors the best of the books from university and small presses, along with independently published books. The program began in 1996, and is one of the most prestigious of the independent award programs.  Princess Monori is one of the 5,500 entries in this year’s international competition. Awards are given in a number of categories—Princess Monori is a bronze medalist in the category of multicultural non-fiction for children and young adults. The awards ceremony is in NYC at the end of May.

2017 CAL Award Finalist

More good news!

Colorado Author's League
Colorado Author’s League, Finalist 2017

Princess Monori is a finalist in the Colorado Authors’ League (CAL) award program in the category of children’s non-fiction, one of 13 categories in which awards are given. On behalf of Our Golden Hour, I and some of the other award finalists will be giving talks at the Tattered Cover bookstore in Littleton, Colorado, on April 30th at 2pm. I’ll be talking about Princess Monori and the work of Our Golden Hour.  For more about CAL, check out


To Purchase

Princess Monori is available for purchase through Every book you purchase sponsors the gift of one copy of the book to a child in the Chittagong Hill Tracts region of Bangladesh.

Princess Monori - Caught by Net
Princess Monori – Caught by Net

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