Novelist Michael Holgate, from Jamaica, recently received a Moonbeam Award for his children's fantasy novel Night of the Indigo. More from Krista Henry, Staff Reporter at the Jamaica Gleaner:
The Moonbeam Awards are some of the fastest growing United States-based awards focused on children's books.
Presented by the Jenkins Group and Independent Publisher Online, the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards are designed "to bring increased recognition to exemplary children's books and their creators, and to support childhood literacy and life-long reading". Awards are given in 36 categories covering the full range of subjects, styles and age groups that children's books are written and published in today.
The Moonbeam Awards are intended for authors, illustrators, publishers and self-publishers of children's books, written in English and intended for the North American market.