Amelia Brunskill’s THE WINDOW is a Charlotte Award Nominee!


We’re excited to announce that Amelia Brunskill’s THE WINDOW is nominated for the 2021 New York State Reading Association Charlotte Award!


“Anna is everything her identical twin is not. Outgoing and athletic, she is the opposite of quiet introvert Jess. The same on the outside, yet so completely different inside–it’s hard to believe the girls are sisters, let alone twins. But they are. And they tell each other everything.

Or so Jess thought.

After Anna falls to her death while sneaking out her bedroom window, Jess’s life begins to unravel. Everyone says it was an accident, but to Jess, that doesn’t add up. Where was Anna going? Who was she meeting? And how long had Anna been lying to her?”

Suspenseful and compelling, THE WINDOW is a heartfelt depiction of the grieving process and a thought-provoking exploration of secret lives kept hidden.”


Named for the main character in E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web, the purpose of the Charlotte Award is to encourage students to read outstanding literature and ultimately become lifelong readers. Students in New York State will read titles on the ballot and vote for their favorites in each category. The ballot deadline is April 15, 2021. Votes will be tallied and winners will receive their awards at the NYSRA Conference in November 2021.

A hearty congratulations to Amelia for this prestigious and well-earned nomination!