CNA Staff, Oct 15, 2020 / 13:00 pm America/Denver (CNA).
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ recently-released children’s book “Everyone Belongs” has won a gold medal in the Religion/Spirituality category of the 2020 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, the conference announced Oct.15.
The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, according to its website, are “100% dedicated to identifying the best children's books published each year for the North American market.”
The book, published by Loyola Press in December 2019, was authored by the USCCB’s Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism, and illustrated by Kristin Sorra.
“Intended for children ages 5-12, Everyone Belongs helps young readers explore potential solutions, reconciliation, and healing,” said the USCCB in a statement released on Thursday. The book tells the story of Ray Ikanga, a young boy who moves to the United States with his family as refugees fleeing violence.
“The family’s excitement as they move into a new neighborhood is interrupted when someone sprays a hurtful message on their garage,” said the USCCB.