Noah Chases the Wind was released in April but was a special story for the staff of Redleaf Press long before that. Many of us instantly fell in love with Noah and the magical world he creates for himself. Just like first-grader Jewel, who reviewed it for the San Francisco Book Review, we enjoy going back to the illustrations time and again to take in the jewel tones and enchanting settings.
This book embodies what we hope to accomplish with the Redleaf Lane children’s stories. Noah encourages children to ask questions and learn in their own special way. It also advances acceptance of those on the autism spectrum and all the wonderful gifts they possess.
That is why we were so excited to find out Noah Chases the Wind was chosen as a silver medalist in the 2015 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards! These awards encompass all that Redleaf Press strives for in our books and brings together a stellar selection of children’s book year after year. The Moonbeam Awards were founded nine years ago “to bring increased recognition to exemplary children’s books and their creators, and to support childhood literacy and life-long reading.”
And of course, congratulations go out to author Michelle Worthington and illustrator Joseph Cowman!