book award | novel by Ray Kurzweil • Danielle: Chronicles of a Superheroine

winner: Moonbeam Children’s Book Award
December 1, 2019


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Dear readers,

We’re happy to announce that Ray Kurzweil’s debut novel Danielle: Chronicles of a Superheroine is a Moonbeam Children’s Book Award gold medal winner.

About the book award.

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

About the novel.

The novel Danielle: Chronicles of a Superheroine 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 big global issues.

Ray says: “The inspirational message in my novel is: anyone can be a Danielle!”

About the story’s themes.

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

We hope you’ll enjoy reading Danielle: Chronicles of a Superheroine. The story is accompanied by 2 companion books that illustrate Danielle’s world — exploring her clever ideas, plus background on the historical heroes + happenings she encounters along the way.

library editor

— book award —

award title: Moonbeam Children’s Book Award
award label: for • Gold Winner in Health Issues
category: young adult
group: Jenkins Group + Independent Publisher

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

visit the book’s website | Danielle World

on the web | pages

Danielle World | home
Danielle World | videos
Danielle World | illustrations

about | Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards

Celebrating youthful curiosity, discovery and learning through books + reading.

Presented by Jenkins group + Independent Publisher: the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards bring recognition to exemplary youth books + their creators. The awards support childhood literacy and life-long reading.

the awards:

  • given in 42 print book categories
  • given in 4 e-book categories
  • cover a wide-ranging: subjects, styles, age groups
  • awarded each year + celebrated with a gala

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

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

As our society becomes more complex — and growing-up more complicated — authors have risen to the occasion, creating books that celebrate the joy of childhood, and help kids + families deal with challenges. The Moonbeam Awards recognize the best books — bringing them to book-sellers, librarians, parents, and children.

Jenkins Group 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 youthful exuberance and love of books.

on the web | pages

Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards | home
Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards | winners • home
Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards | winners • year 2019

Jenkins Group | home

Independent Publisher | home
Independent Publisher | 2019 Moonbeam Awards press + medalist page

— notes —

YA = young adult
IP = independent publisher