Triassic Hall: Building the Triassic Exhibit from the Ground Up, by Jaenet Guggenheim and Dr. Spencer Lucas, NMMNH&S Chief Scientist, and published by Santa Fe’s Azro Press, has won the 2012 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for Teen: Nonfiction (13-18 years). The Independent Book Publishers Association’s Benjamin Franklin Award is named in honor of America’s most cherished publisher/printer and recognizes excellence in independent publishing. Publications, grouped by genre are judged on editorial and design merit by top practitioners in each field for this annual award.

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