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Cindi Brown's "Poverty and Promise" Garners Seven Book Awards with Recent "Best Books 2009" Win
Date:11/17/2009

Author Cindi Brown celebrates seven book awards for "Poverty and Promise: One Volunteer's Experience of Kenya," the first book produced by Brown's non-profit publishing house, Just One Voice. As author and publisher, Brown is stunned by the success of her first book, and credits the book awards with drawing an invitation from the Treasury Executive Institute in Washington, D.C., for Brown to speak to senior executives of government agencies.

(PRWEB) November 17, 2009 -- "Poverty and Promise" is a Best Books 2009 Winner and also recently won the First Place Prize for Published Non-Fiction from the Arizona Authors Association, bringing the total of book awards to seven, including:

IPPY Gold Medal (Multicultural)
Best Book 2009 Winner (Multicultural)
First Place Non-Fiction from Arizona Authors Association
INDIE Gold Medal Award (Multicultural)
INDIE Finalist Award (Travel)
Glyph Finalist Awards (Multicultural)
Glyph Finalist Awards (Best First Book by New Publisher)

"Most thrilling about the books awards," says Brown, "is the exposure of the book's topic, which explores issues of international development faced by the people of Kenya and other developing countries. All book sale proceeds go to support rural villagers in Kenya. The more people who read the book, the more people who understand what Westerners can do to make the world a better place."

Just One Voice supports rural Kenyan communities through The Great Lakes University of Kisumu (GLUK), the university where Brown worked as marketing and communication manager while serving as a Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) volunteer in 2005.

An abridged audio book version of "Poverty and Promise," narrated by author Cindi Brown, will be released in January 2010, and will feature authentic African slave songs performed by Sule Greg W
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