The daughter of LeAnn and Davis Peterson of West Seattle, Peterson likes to ride her bike from her home to Alki Beach. Her favorite line in the book is: “And when she reached the edge of the ocean, she sighed. Because what is more beautiful than the ocean?”
Copies of the winning books also go to the WSU Libraries collection and to Inga Kromann, who was the children’s literature professor at WSU for 38 years. She created an endowment to support the book contest, which was started by her successor, Associate Professor Jane Kelley.