NEW YORK, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers,
an imprint of Random House Children's Books, announced today that 16-year-old
Kelly Korman from Deerfield Beach, Florida is the winner of the company's
national "Win A Trip to The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Movie Premiere"
contest. Korman, her father and her best friend will be flown to Los Angeles
where all three will attend the May 31 premiere of Alcon Entertainment and
Warner Bros. Pictures The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, starring Amber
Tamblyn, America Ferrera, Blake Lively and Alexis Bledel. The film is based on
Delacorte's New York Times bestselling novel by award-winning author Ann
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Korman's poem "Just Like We Always Do" was selected from over 1500 contest
entries received by Random House Children's Books. The Contest participants
were asked to share in 250 words or less what they would do if they were about
to be separated from their best friends, as is the theme in the third book in
the Sisterhood series Girls In Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood.
Korman's fun-loving poem about the bond between her best friend and her
"sisterhood soul-mates" and the sweater that keeps them connected struck a
chord with the Random House contest judges.
"We received hundreds of wonderful testimonies to the power of
friendship," said Wendy Loggia, Executive Editor, Knopf Delacorte Dell, and
editor of the Sisterhood novels. "What we loved most about Kelly's poem was
the genuine bond she has with her best friend, Heather -- just like the
Sisterhood! The presentation and snappy verse truly made her entry stand out."
Director of Trade Marketing Victoria Tisch adds "We are thrilled with, yet not
surprised by, the volume and enthusiasm of responses. The spirit of friendship
that inhabits the Sisterhood books resonates deeply with readers."
For Korman, receiving the call from Random House was a dream come true. "I
screamed and ran around the house when I got that amazing phone call telling
me I'd won," Korman says. "I've followed the Sisterhood through all of Ms.
Brashares's books, so I know that this event will be something I'll never
In addition to the grand prize, fifty runners-up will receive an
autographed copy of Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood, a
Girls in Pants Pants Pocket Photo Album, and the Girls in Pants audiobook by
For more information on Ann Brashares and the Sisterhood novels, please
visit the official website at http://www.SisterhoodCentral.com.
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