Author Jean Dapra wins 2014 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award

HIT supporter Jean Dapra wins Silver 2014 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award!

Heroes in Transition would like to congratulate Jean Dapra, author of “A Magical Journey to Nana-Tucket.”, on her Silver 2014 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award. Launched in 2007, the awards are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary children’s books and their creators, and to celebrate children’s books and life-long reading. Each year’s entries are judged by expert panels of youth educators, librarians, booksellers, and book reviewers of all ages.

Jean donated 100% of the proceeds from this delightful children’s book to support the mission of HIT. We are so honored by her dedication to our mission. To order this book, click the link below or check your local bookstore. It is a gift that will live in a child’s memory.


The story is about three children who take a whimsical trip to an island inhabited mostly by grandmothers. The children are transported by a whale, meet a mermaid leading a marching band, and learn about the traditions of other cultures. Most importantly, they learn about the deep love of a grandmother and the special present she gives each of them for Christmas.


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