Ilion High School graduate Carrie Firestone, the daughter of Little Falls’ own Ray Lenarcic, was recently nominated for the prestigious Nutmeg Book Award, which encourages children in grades 2-12 to read quality literature and to choose their favorite from a list of nominated titles.
Committees comprised of school media specialists, public librarians, reading teachers, and student representatives determine the nominees.
Students voted for their favorite. Firestone’s book, The First Rule of Climate Club, is in the Middle School (grades 7-8) Division.
This is her fourth book-the others-The Unlikelies, Dress Coded (reviewed by the NY Times), and Loose Ends List.
Anyone interested in getting a copy of First Rule can contact Ray Lenarcic at 109 Woodview Drive, East Herkimer, N.Y. 13350.
Lenarcic said, “I’d like to think that area schools would be interested in getting a copy. If so, they can contact me, and I’ll take care of them.”