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Rush Limbaugh wins a Children's Choice Book Award

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Move over, Veronica Roth. While the children's book market is saturated with dystopian YA series like Roth's Divergent trilogy and Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games books, it appears that kids prefer an entirely different genre.

Conservative radio commentator Rush Limbaugh won the "Author of the Year" award at the Children's Choice Book Awards for his best-selling book Rush Revere and The Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans, besting Roth in the category thanks to votes from kids themselves.

"I love America. I wish everybody did. I hope everybody will," Limbaugh said in accepting the award. "And it's a delight and it's an opportunity to try to share that story with young people so they can grow and learn to love and appreciate the country in which they're growing up and will someday run and lead and inherit."

While Limbaugh's book has been a commercial hit, critics were less than kind — one review called Rush Revere "breathtakingly, laughably terrible," with "such disdain for even the most rudimentary standards of storytelling."