the novelawardgold winner | the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award

for | Danielle
December 1, 2019

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~ letter | from library editor
~ about | the book award
~ about | the story

— letter —


We’re happy to announce that Ray Kurzweil’s debut novel Danielle is a Moonbeam Children’s Book Award gold medal winner.¬† We hope you’ll enjoy this adventure. The story is bundled with 2 non-fiction guide books that illustrate Danielle’s world — exploring her clever ideas, plus the historical heroes + happenings she encounters along the way.

library editor

about | the book award

This special award — known for its careful selection of the best writing for youth — is presented by Jenkins grp. + Independent Publisher. The judges panel is made-up of experts in children’s literature. The Moonbeam award is a gold standard for popular books for young adults + children.

The award brings recognition to high-quality youth books + their creators — in support of childhood literacy and life-long reading.

the awards:

— given in 42 print book categories
— given in 4 e-book categories
— cover a wide-range of subjects, styles, age groups
— selected annually + celebrated with a gala

about | the story

The novel Danielle is an exciting adventure about: the young girl Danielle, her sister Claire, and her entourage of amazing friends. Together — using their creativity + thinking + positivity — they take-on today’s big issues. Ray’s message is: anyone can be a Danielle!

The book won a gold medal for its themes about growing-up — and for encouraging youth + adults to apply their talents to make a better tomorrow. In the novel, Danielle triumphs using her super-smart approaches to: improving global health-care, solving political problems, and bringing basic needs to everybody.


award: the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award
placement: Gold Winner in Health Issues
category: young adult
group: the Jenkins grp. + Independent Publisher

book title: Danielle
deck: Chronicles of a superheroine.
author: by Ray Kurzweil
genre: fiction
award year: 2019

visit the book’s website | Danielle World

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the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards | home
tag line: Celebrating youthful curiosity, discovery, and learning through books + reading.

awards brochure | for 2019

presented by

the Jenkins grp. | home
tag line: A premier publishing services firm.

Independent Publisher | home
tag line: A publication for independent publishers, booksellers, and authors.

message | from Moonbeam

Creating books that inspire our children to read, learn, and dream is important. Each year’s entries are judged by our expert panel of youth educators, librarians, book-sellers, and book reviewers of all ages.

Award recipients receive gold, silver, and bronze medals — and medallions depicting a parent + child reading together, silhouetted by a full moon. Our 156 medalists are chosen from 1,200 total entries.

Society is ever-more complicated — and growing-up is so difficult. But activist authors are rising to the occasion: creating books that celebrate the joy of childhood, and help kids + families cope. The Moonbeam Awards recognize the best books — bringing them to book-sellers, librarians, parents, and children.

The Jenkins grp. has been involved in book packaging, marketing, and distribution since year 1988. Its founders + employees have children and grand-children who influence the company with their love of books.

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YA = young adult