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I would like to introduce you to hokustory.com, a website designed to recognize the serious lack of age-appropriate reading materials for teens and young adults struggling with literacy. The National Center for Learning Disabilities along with CAST, Benetech, Orca Book Publishers and others, developed Story Share - a nationwide contest to generate new stories and bring them to those who struggle with reading.

I submitted a story for the contest, which can be found at http://storysharecontest.com/books/voting. The Story Share Contest was a terrific experience for me, and now I’m thrilled to announce that my story is a nominee for a Story Share People’s Choice Award! People’s Choice is now open for voting, and I would greatly appreciate your vote for my book, "Unplugged". Please take some time to browse the nominees in the 3 other categories.

Anyone and everyone is encouraged to vote, but votes are limited to one per person, per category. There are four categories, so each person can vote up to four times in total.

To vote, you’ll click on a book in the bookshelf to read it. Once you’ve read four books in a category, you can select the heart associated with your favorite story to cast your vote.

At the close of the contest at midnight on March 21, the book with the most votes in each category will be awarded the prize. The winners will be officially announced on April 1.

There’s only a week left, so don’t wait! Please vote for my story today, and share it with anyone else who may be interested.

I sincerely thank you for taking the time to be a part of this important social and educational movement. Your participation and voting makes this possible. Thank you.