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Susan Tassone's Purgatory Book for Children Honored at Catholic Media Association Awards

Acclaimed Author and Purgatory Expert's Groundbreaking Children's Book a Winner in Five CMA Categories

Susan Tassone
June 27, 2024

CHICAGO, June 27, 2024 /Christian Newswire/ -- "New Friends Now and Forever: A Story about the Holy Souls" children's book by seasoned best-selling author Susan Tassone, has received 5 prestigious awards from the Catholic Media Association (CMA) June 18-21 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Tassone brings the Catholic Church's teachings about death, purgatory, and prayer to children ages 6-10 in an endearing and uplifting way. Vibrant and captivating illustrations by Yorris Handoko draw young readers into a world of friendship and faith.

Honored in 5 distinct categories, "New Friends Now and Forever" earned more than any other 2024 Catholic children's book.

  • Front Cover Artwork: 1st Place
  • Faith Formation: 2nd Place
  • Self-Published Children's Books: 2nd Place
  • Design and Production Children's Book: 3rd Place
  • Children's Book Reader: 3rd Place

CMA Judges Voice Enthusiastic Praise

This engaging children's story offers a creative approach to educating young Catholics about death, prayer, purgatory, and Heaven in a safe and accessible manner. With vibrant illustrations and a heartwarming narrative, it provides thought-provoking content that is suitable for all ages."

"This book is stunning, seamlessly blending captivating illustrations with engaging storytelling about Purgatory. . .With clarity and age-appropriate examples, the author presents the concept of Purgatory in a manner easily grasped by young readers, offering guidance on how they can pray for those seeking Heaven."

"I am deeply honored and grateful for these recognitions, said Tassone. This pioneering storybook was a labor of love. It's incredibly rewarding to see it resonate with readers and media professionals. Now we have a book that provides solid faith formation about this often-misunderstood doctrine that will benefit all future generations!"
A Top-Seller

With 11,000 copies sold since its release in June 2023, Tassone is especially grateful to Detroit's Archbishop Vigneron for providing this book as a faith formation resource for all its schools and parishes.

Bulk orders for dioceses, schools, parishes and bookstores contact the author.

Orders are being placed now for November celebrating the month of the Holy Souls. Known as the "Purgatory Lady," Susan Tassone has dedicated her life to researching, writing and speaking about purgatory is author of 15 best-sellers including "Day by Day for the Holy Souls in Purgatory" and "St. Faustina Prayer Book for the Holy Souls in Purgatory." She provides resources of the highest quality that present the beauty of Church teaching and enable Catholics of all ages to respond in faith.
SOURCE: Susan Tassone

CONTACT: Susan Tassone, Author, 312-315-5162, stassone25@gmail.com

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