by A. Greene
Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford, author of the children's book Hip Hip Hooray, It's Monsoon Day!, is in the running for the Purple Dragonfly Book Award.
The Purple Dragonfly contest recognizes excellence in children's literature. The finalists will learn the details of which category they placed in and whether they will receive first, second or third place, or an honorable mention, at the Arizona Authors Association Awards Banquet. The ceremony will be on Saturday, Nov. 6, at 5 p.m. at the Glendale Civic Center at 5750 W. Glenn Drive in Glendale, Ariz.