Wednesday, September 09, 2009

SMOGTOWN Authors Chip Jacobs and William J. Kelly Win "Green Prize" from Santa Monica Public Library

The Santa Monica Public Library has selected Smogtown: The Lung-Burning History of Pollution in Los Angeles, to receive the 2009 Adult Local Impact Award. For three consecutive years the Library has awarded a Green Prize for Sustainable Literature. I'm pleased to inform you that the Green Prize committee has selected your book, . This year, according to librarian Nancy Bender, "the decision to award Smogtown the Green Prize was unanimous; the Committee found it a fascinating take on Los Angeles history."

All of the Santa Monica Public Library award winners will be announced publicly at the Green Prize Awards Presentation on Saturday, October 3 at 1:00 p.m. The presentation will take place in the Main Library's MLK Jr. Auditorium at 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Smogtown, check out

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