The Lounge: Children's author up for international prize Laura Dowrich-Phillips Created : 4 November 2017 Lifestyle Jeunanne Alkins' book Ready, Set, Hatch is up for an international prize. The book, which tells the story of baby leatherback turtles fighting to make their way to sea is the finalist in the Alas-IDB Award for Best Children's Story. She is up against finalists from Guatemala and Chile. The Alas Foundation is a non-profit organisation founded by Latin star Shakira. It is dedicated to helping children in Latin America. Alkins, a graphic designer who also designs children clothing under her company Island Babies, dropped by The Lounge to talk about her nomination. The winner of the award will be announced on November 9 in Washington DC.