Tyndale Kids title ‘Love, Lexi’ by Sherry Kyle wins Cascade Award for Young Adult/Middle Grade Fiction
Carol Steam, Ill. (August 24, 2017) — Tyndale House Publishers is pleased to announce that Love, Lexi: Letters to God, by Sherry Kyle recently received the Cascade Award for Young Adult/Middle Grade Fiction Book at the Oregon Christian Writers Conference. According to the Oregon Christian Writers’ website, the purpose of the Cascade Writing Contest is to “reward excellent writing and to encourage both seasoned and emerging writers.”
Titles submitted for consideration are judged in ten categories, including story elements such as opening hooks and believable and relatable characters, fresh and original writing that demonstrates the author’s voice, and well-developed and differentiated characters. Importantly, books are also judged upon the inclusion of a spiritual thread that is natural to the story and appropriate for the Christian market.
Kyle’s Love, Lexi follows seventh grader Alexis Dawn Cooper (Lexi) as she navigates both middle school and being a middle child. But, given the format of this book, it is no ordinary middle-school novel. Love, Lexi is a unique combination of a fictional story combined with a devotional and journal, allowing readers to watch Lexi learn to seek God first, above all else, while writing their own letters to God. Love, Lexi draws young people into Lexi’s life as they contemplate their own place in God’s eyes.
Linda Howard, associate publisher of children and youth products at Tyndale House Publishers, says, “Congratulations to Sherry! Love, Lexi is the perfect combination of fiction, devotions, and journaling for tween girls, and we are honored to have partnered with her to publish it.” To learn more about any of Tyndale’s titles, visit www.tyndale.com.
Tyndale House Publishers, founded in 1962, is the world’s largest privately held Christian publisher of books, Bibles, and digital media. Tyndale has published many New York Times bestsellers as well as The Living Bible and the Holy Bible, New Living Translation (NLT), the translation of choice for millions of people. The largest portion of its profit goes to the nonprofit Tyndale House Foundation, which makes grants to help meet the physical and spiritual needs of people around the world.