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Sue Walker Wins 2011 Peace Award

Sue Walker's Arnie Avery is the winner of the 2011 Children's Peace Literature Award. The award is presented biennially by the Psychologists for Peace, a special interest group of the Australian Psychological Society.

In Arnie Avery issues such as coping with grief, family support, and bullying are addressed with an emphasis on care and compassion, respect, and doing your best.

The judges were impressed by the book's 'literary merit, engaging style, and the main character's capacity for self-analysis and effective non-violent handling of conflict'.

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