“Si Kier” Wins the 17th Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Award in the Children’s Category

Mark Norman Boquiren’s storybook, “Si Kier at ang Kaniyang Madyik Istiker,” clinched first prize in the 17th Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Awards, Children’s Category during the awarding ceremonies at the Manila International Book Fair on September 15, 2023.

The award-winning book, illustrated by Ivan Reverente and published in 2022 by Brille Petit Imprint, was chosen among three finalists, including Mary Anne Ordinario’s “Don’t Take My Colors Away” and Yvette Fernandez’s “The Christmas Toys.”

Receiving the accolade marks a notable achievement for Boquiren, Reverente, and the entire Brille Petit team behind the celebrated storybook. “Si Kier” is a children’s story that underscores the importance of positive discipline in contrast to the issue of corporal punishment.