Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards

At the beginning of November, I was honored by the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award team with an award for Just Indian. The lovely event was in Traverse City, Michigan and was beyond my expectations. The ceremony was intimate, personal, and well put together. My mother and I made a whole weekend out the event and explored the quaint town.



Just Indian received the Bronze Medal for Mind, Body, Spirit, and Self Esteem. This was such a fitting category for Just Indian because the story displays the confidence that young boy gains after his amazing journey to Whale Beach, Lake Tahoe.




“The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary children’s books and their creators, and to support childhood literacy and life-long reading. The Awards recognize and reward the best of these books and bring them to the attention of parents, booksellers, librarians – and to children themselves.”

Congratulations to all the amazing authors!! 30947130622_91ef339c3b_k.jpg