The Children's Book Council and its Every Child a Reader program released their author-of-the-year finalists for their annual children's and Teen Choice Book awards.
Rush Limbaugh has been named as one of the four finalists.
His nomination has prompted outrage on social media.
Limbaugh's book is titled, "Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans."
The Children's Book Council issued a public letter, posted to its website and Facebook page, defending its finalist selection process following the uproar online.
The CBC letter goes on to say the kids, who will start voting next week, ultimately decide which author wins in each of the six categories, including best author.