Shanaya was nominated for her fourth book, Bully in the Mirror, and is a finalist in the 16th Annual International Latino Book Awards, the largest awards in the USA celebrating achievements in Latino literature.
The awards are presented by Latino Literacy Now in partnership with Las Comadres Para Las Americas and REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and are an affiliate of the American Library Association.
Nominated: Best Book written by a Youth
Awards ceremony is in Las Vegas Jun 28th, 2014
Shanaya at only 14 yrs old, in 2014 was asked; by Songweavers to sing her rendition to Ray of Hope as she represents the USA
on Songweavers 5th World Peace Humanitarian Charity CD
to Ray of Hope... the proceeds from the CD goes to: St. Jude's Children Hospital
The song is a poem written by; Israeli President Shimon Peres.
Donated to Songweavers.com, by Peres, in an attempt to create peace through an unconventional method, of music, which is a passion for Shanaya.
Originally published on March 25, 2014 by SpeakerMatch Speakers Bureau