2020 Catholic Press Association, 2nd Place: Children's Books
In this fully illustrated book for children ages 5-12, Ray Ikanga is a young boy whose family fled violence in their home country to come to the United States as refugees. The family moves into a new neighborhood and Ray begins making new friends. His excitement is interrupted, however, when someone spray paints a hurtful message on their garage: "Go home "
Everyone Belongs is a book about recognizing the value of our differences, respecting each other, and forgiveness.