2015 Moonbeam Medalist - Mature Issues. "Inspired by nature and drawing support from friendships both old and new, including those with Grandma "Bachaan," her coaches, and other kids on the swim team, Summer seeks the courage she'll need to tackle life's challenges. It isn't until her little sister is in an accident that Summer truly finds the source of her inner strength and uses it to face her greatest fears head-on."
#Book Review of #FlexibleWings from #ReadersFavorite - https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/flexible-wings/1 Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite In Flexible Wings by Veda Stamps, Summer Stevenson has had enough. She is tired of all the moving around and the constant worry about her parents and making new friends. Being an army brat is not easy. Other people see your parents as heroes, but to her they are her parents and there is not much she can do about changing people’s…
2014 Moonbeam Medalist - Pre-Teen Fiction, Mystery. "Amanda Dagger is an eleven-year-old Sherlock Holmes in pink Converse sneakers. Freddy Dash is the class clown, baseball star and school detention pro. The unlikely friends team up again when an ancient skeleton is unearthed on school grounds under suspicious circumstances, and all fingers point to three spinster sisters known in town as the Riverbend witches."
"In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement." 2015 Newbery Award Honor Book
2014 Moonbeam Medalist - Pre-Teen Fiction, Mystery. "Under the cover of a deceptively normal summer camp, a select group of recruits face weeks of training, mind games and betrayal in a top secret Junior Spy program."