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Mom's Choice Awards Names The Greenlee Project Among The Best In Family-friendly Media, Products and Services

Gold Award Recipient for Young Adult, Fiction, and General Fiction.

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    FORT WORTH, TX, February 10, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Progressive Rising Phoenix Press is honored to announce that The Greenlee Project by Amanda M. Thrasher has earned the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. Having been rigorously evaluated by an MCA judging panel, The Greenlee Project is deemed to be among the best in family-friendly media, products and services. The MCA evaluation process uses a propriety methodology in which entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal, and cost.

"We are thrilled to earn the Mom's Choice Awards Honoring Excellence Seal of Approval," says Jannifer Powelson of Progressive Rising Phoenix Press. "We know all the great things the MCA does to connect consumers, educators, and caregivers with the best products and services available for families. What is especially important to us as a company, is that the Mom's Choice Awards Team views us as part of the MCA family. Thanks to the MCA Support Team, The Greenlee Project will have lifelong marketing and promotional support--helping us get the book into the hands of the people who value it and need the message the most.

The MCA program is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. The organization is based in the United States and has reviewed thousands of entries from more than 40 countries. Around the world, parents, educators, retailers and members of the media look for the MCA mother-and-child Honoring Excellence Seal of Approval when selecting quality products and services for children and families. To be considered for an award, each entrant submits five (5) identical samples for testing. Entries are matched to evaluators in the MCA database. Evaluators are bound by a strict code of ethics not only to ensure objectivity, but also to ensure that the evaluation is free from manufacturer influence. The five evaluations are submitted to the MCA Executive Committee for final review and approval.

"Our aim to introduce families and educators to best-in-class products and services," explains Dawn Matheson, Executive Director of the Mom's Choice Awards. "We have a passion to help families grow emotionally, physically and spiritually. Parents and educators know that products and services bearing our seal of approval are high-quality and also a great value. The MCA evaluation program is designed incorporate the expertise of scientists, physicians and other specialists; but we also engage parents, children, educators, and caregivers because they are experts in knowing what is best for their families."

Thrasher's latest novel The Greenlee Project takes an emotional glimpse into the reality of cyber bullying. Cruel betrayal of such magnitude devastates her main character, Greenlee Lynn Granger, forcing her to make mature decisions teens are often pressured to make due to such terrible acts. The main characters decisions address the outcome of her persecutors, including their punishment, and their future options. Students witness bullying online on a daily basis. This book has the ability to bring to light issues and situation kids have today, and can help them understand the seriousness of their actions and the consequences that can occur. It can encourage and stimulate conversation about bullying and cyber bullying between parents, kids, teachers, and others in the community. If one student reads this book and it shapes the view or positively impacts the decision they make when encountered with bullying situations, than it is a success.

The Greenlee Project is a captivating fictional story addressing critical real-life issues that tweens and teens face today. Bullying and cyber-bullying are part of our society today that has had tragic consequences for many. Amanda Thrasher, is a talented author, who has delivered a story that is both compelling and also thought-provoking. You can feel the emotions of each of the characters as the story unfolds along this journey. It will leave you with the desire to change the world around you and to talk to others about the increasing severity of bullying and cyber-bullying. With the discussion questions included, this is an excellent choice for book-clubs and middle school language arts classes. Such a critical and important story." - Lisa Robinson, OK

The Greenlee Project is a touching and chilling cautionary tale that every teen should read. Amanda Thrasher gives us interesting and compelling characters, a well-crafted plot, and a breathless pace. Her teens are so real that you will feel you know them personally. Normal adolescent insecurity and thirst for acceptance trumps friendship and consideration, leading to a nightmare: a runaway chain of uncaring unflattering, and unmerciful photos and posts, threatens to destroy friendships, self-regard, and careers. Technology magnifies the worst instincts of the people involved, while the victims must decide how to face up to their tormentors. Teens will find The Greenlee Project a compelling read and helpful guide, while adults will see the challenges today's teens face. This is a grand and important story..." - Dr. David A. Bedford, Ph.D.

About the Author: Amanda M. Thrasher born in England, moved to Texas, resides there still. Creative writing always a passion, became a full-time career. Author of several titles including a readers theater titled What If...A Story of Shattered Lives, written for the Texas Municipal Education Center, as part of the D.R.S.R. (Driving on the Right Side of the Road) program. This script is geared toward teen safety while driving. Thrasher conducts workshops, speaks with children of all ages, and works closely with local Barnes and Nobles raising funds through community Book-Fair programs. She contributes to a blog, an online magazine, and assists other authors with their work.

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