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Fairytale Author Valerie Gribben Honored by USA Today

Valerie Gribben, author of Fairytale from Junebug Books, has been selected for the USA Today 2007 All-USA College Academic First Team. The USA Today Team ranks the top twenty college students in the United State; Gribben is the only student in Alabama named to this year’s First Team.

In 2003, Junebug Books published Gribben’s Fairytale, a coming-of-age story that deftly combines traditional fairytale elements with a modern sensibility. Two more Fairytale books are forthcoming from Junebug. Gribben is also the founder of “Healing Words,” a volunteer reading program; she will attend medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham next year.

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