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Alumnus receives award for children's book

Matthew McElligott, AU Class of 1990, received the South Dakota Library Association’s 2012-2013 Prairie Bud Award for best children’s book for grades kindergarten-second for his book “Even Monsters Need Haircuts,” published in 2010 by Walker and Co. The award is presented annually for the book receiving the most votes from children throughout the state. McElligott has written and illustrated 13 children’s books. He lives in Selkirk, NY with his wife, Christy, also a member of the Class of 1990.