Maybe God Is Like That Too named 2017 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Finalist

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"Maybe God Is Like That Too" has been recognized as a finalist in the 20th annual Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards

Beaming Books is pleased to announce "Maybe God Is Like That Too" by Jennifer Grant, illustrated by Benjamin Schipper, has been recognized as a finalist in the 20th annual Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards.

As part of its mission to discover, review, and share the best books from university and independent publishers (and authors), independent media company Foreword Magazine, Inc. hosts its annual awards program each year. Finalists represent the best books published in 2017. After more than 2,000 individual titles spread across 65 genres were submitted for consideration, the list of finalists was determined by Foreword’s editorial team. Winners will be decided by an expert team of booksellers and librarians—representing Foreword’s readership—from across the country.

The complete list of finalists can be found at:

“Choosing finalists for the INDIES is always the highlight of our year, but the job is very difficult due to the high quality of submissions,” said Victoria Sutherland, founder/publisher of Foreword Reviews. “Each new book award season proves again how independent publishers are the real innovators in the industry.”

"We are honored to be recognized as a finalist for the 2017 Foreword INDIES Book fo the Year Awards,” says Andrew DeYoung, managing editor for Beaming Books. “We know all the great things Foreword does to support Independent Publishers, like ourselves. We are particularly proud to earn this award for 'Maybe God Is Like That Too,' a beautiful illustrated story in which a young boy witnesses the fruits of God’s spirit at work in his everyday life.”

Winners in each genre—along with Editor’s Choice Prize winners and Foreword’s INDIE Publisher of the Year—will be announced June 15, 2018.

About Foreword
Founded in 1998, Foreword Magazine, Inc. is the only media company completely devoted to independent publishing. Publishers of a Folio: award-winning bi-monthly print review journal, special interest products, and daily online content feeds, Foreword exclusively covers university and independent (non “Big 5”) publishers, the books they publish, and their authors. Foreword is based in Traverse City, Michigan, USA, with staff based around the world.

About Beaming Books
Beaming Books publishes high-quality children’s books that help kids thrive emotionally, socially, and spiritually. With topics ranging from self-esteem to kindness, ethics, and faith, our books are designed to spark the imagination and equip kids and families to live full and flourishing lives, together. More details about the award-winning books for children and Beaming Books can be found at

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