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Local children’s book earns 2010 Indie Excellence Award

Me and Green, a children’s book about sustainability co-authored by Jacksonville entrepreneur Mary Tappouni and

Mary Tappouni

Mary Tappouni

 educator Catherine Burkee, has received a 2010 National Indie Excellence Award in the Environment/Green category. Written by award-winning author Therese Tappouni with Mary Tappouni and Catherine Burkee, Me and Green was published by Breaking Ground Education Services, the educational division of Breaking Ground Contracting headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla.

The Indie Excellence Awards contest shines a spotlight on books that demonstrate excellence. National Indie Excellence Award judges are professionals from all aspects of the independent book industry, from book cover and interior designers and professional copywriters to publishers, writers, editors and more. They select award winners and finalists based on overall excellence of presentation. For a complete list of 2010 award winners and for more information about the Indie Excellence Awards, visit

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