Sherri Smith wins Southern California Independent Bookseller’s Assocation Award

MFAW-VT faculty member Sherri Smith‘s middle grade novel, The Toymaker’s Apprentice, won the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association Award for Middle Grade.
Described as “Part Nutcracker with a dash of Pinocchio” by School Library Journal and “an inventive fantasy” by BooklistThe Toymaker’s Apprentice was published as a hardcover by Putnam and recently released in paperback by Puffin Books.
Congratulations, Sherri!

Important Announcement

The Board of Directors for Goddard College have made the difficult decision to close the college at the end of the 2024 Spring term.  


Current Goddard students will have the opportunity to complete their degrees at the same tuition rate through a teach-out with like-minded institution, Prescott College. Updates and scholarship funds will be available in the coming weeks and months. Information will be posted to

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