Oxford College Library’s Library Specialist, Kim David, has recently received a nomination from the Georgia Writers Association for the 50th Georgia Author of the Year award in the children’s book category. Her nominated book, Stella the Sweet Potato’s Amazing Journey, was written and illustrated by Kim and her daughter, Stella. The book is based on Oxford College of Emory University’s Global Youth Service Day 2013 event, the “Potato Drop”, which is possible through the partnership with the Society of St. Andrews. At this event, students, faculty, and staff bag over 400,000 sweet potatoes to be distributed to local organizations that feed those in need.
The book follows the journey of a sweet potato who begins her journey on her farm after she is left behind for not being visually perfect. She goes on to discover that she is perfect for another important purpose that helps feed children in need.
The Georgia Author of the Year Awards will be given during the month of June in Kennesaw, Georgia.