Monday, November 03, 2008

Congratulations to Nancy Rue

Lucy Doesn’t Wear Pink by Nancy Rue is a 2008 Silver Medal Moonbeam Children’s Book Award Winner in the Pre-Teen Category. 
In this first Lucy Novel by bestselling author Nancy Rue, readers meet Lucy Rooney-a feisty, precocious tomboy from the Southwest who loves soccer and questions everything—even God. A horrible accident killed her mother and blinded her father while they were in Iraq, tur
ning Lucy’s life upside down. Her bossy, career-minded Aunt Karen thinks eleven-year-old Lucy needs a woman’s influence. It will take a strong but gentle housekeeper named Inez —who insists on Bible study along with homework—to show Lucy that there are many ways to become the woman God intends her to be. 

Lucy Doesn’t Wear Pink (October 2008, 978-0-310-71450-8, $7.99) inspir
es young women ages 8 to 12 to live a life of faith, even under the most difficult circumstances.

Bestselling author Nancy Rue centers her ministry on young women and their need to be the authentic selves God created them to be. She has 
written more than 100 books for tweens, teens, and women; speaks and teaches extensively, and has raised her own authentic person - daughter Marijean.
Some of her most-loved fiction includes the bestselling Lily Series and bestselling Sophie Series with Zonderkidz. Rue spends much of her time teaching workshops, conducting seminars and speaking at conferences. Versed in the issues facing today’s young women, Rue is a voice for the Faithgirlz™ line from Zonderkidz. She has authored non-fiction titles in the Faithgirlz series to help girls “get real” on things like overcoming insecurities of puberty, mean girls and boy troubles, while maintaining a meaningful relationship with God. Rue is also the editor of the Faithgirlz Bible for Zonderkidz. She is hitting the road in 2008 and 2009 with the “Faithgirlz Beauty of Believing Tour” and will travel to Dallas, Nashville, and Atlanta in 2009. Visit for details. When she is not on the road, Rue lives on a lake in Lebanon, TN with her husband, Jim and two labs, Captain Sam and Sullivan Crisp.

“Zonderkidz™ is honored to publish award-winning books and Bibles by partnering with wonderful authors like Sally Lloyd-Jones and Nancy Rue. It is our goal to inspire young people to live a life of faith and our authors and illustrators share in that vision,” said Annette Bourland, Senior Vice President and Publisher for Zonderkidz. “With powerful storytelling and heartfelt illustrations, Tiny Bear’s Bible and Lucy Doesn’t Wear Pink are deserving of these awards and will inspire so many young people with the message of God’s never-ending love.”

About the Moonbeam Awards
Presented by 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 30 categories covering the full range of subjects, styles and age groups that children’s books are written and published in today. For more information, visit

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