Wednesday, March 7, 2012

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MeeGenius Announces Winners of Nationwide Author Challenge for Children's Books

NEW YORK, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire

MeeGenius, Inc, the world's largest virtual store for enhanced children's books, today announced the winners of their nationwide Author Challenge.

Gregory G. Allen, of Nutley, New Jersey, has won the MeeGenius Author Challenge People's Choice award for the touching story he wrote for his autistic godson. Allen, the managing director of Bloomfield New Jersey's Westminster Arts Center, beat out over 400 entries from across the country to take home the top prize. Inspired to write a book from the perspective of his autistic godson, Allen's story Chicken Boy: The Amazing Adventures of a Super Hero With Autism, touched readers from every corner of the United States. As the winner, Allen receives a $1,500 cash prize, a publishing contract with MeeGenius and a digital library of more than 300 titles to be donated to Radcliffe Elementary School in Nutley, New Jersey, the very school that his godson attends.

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