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Independent Publisher Book Awards - GOLD MEDAL - Multicultural Non-Fiction (Juvenile and Young Adult)


Moonbeam Children's Book Awards - GOLD MEDAL - Spirit Award for Exploration

Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards - FIRST PLACE - Non-Fiction/Reference

Royal Dragonfly Book Awards - FIRST PLACE - Cultural Diversity

Royal Dragonfly Book Awards - FIRST PLACE - Photography

Royal Dragonfly Book Awards - HONORABLE MENTION - Children's Non-Fiction/Picture Books


IAN Book of the Year Awards - WINNER - Outstanding Children's/Juvenile/Young Adult Non-Fiction

IAN Book of the Year Awards - FINALIST - Social Issues


New York City Big Book Awards - DISTINGUISHED FAVORITE - Photography 

National Indie Excellence Awards - FINALIST - Multicultural Non-Fiction


National Indie Excellence Awards - FINALIST - Photography


Next Generation Indie Book Awards - FINALIST - Children's Picture Book - All Ages

Best Book Awards - FINALIST - Photography

Readers' Favorite International Book Awards - FINALIST 

Mom's Choice Awards - GOLD RECIPIENT


"Abad's debut collection of travel photography is a love letter to youth across the globe...combines humane and tender portraits of families, children, and locals with impressive landscape work."  BookLife (Publisher's Weekly)


"Plenty of captivating photos...this book makes it clear there is much in even the everyday world to discover."  KIRKUS Review


"The result is a powerful, very thorough, thought-provoking book to study and appreciate, something to hopefully inspire young people to reach out, explore, be adventurous, to understand what is out there."  Readers' Favorite (5 Stars)


"A fascinating, often thought-provoking insight into the cultural diversity of the world using a mixture of photography and well-chosen quotes." The Wishing Shelf


"The photographs reflect a world that is huge and intimate at the same's a colorful, edifying, international tour of many cultures, suitable for all ages."  BlueInk Review


"Unquestionably a valuable resource for educators. It's certain to spark interest, intrigue and conversation."  CityBook Review


"Reminiscent of the influential 1955 Family of Man photography exhibition and book, but updated for a new millennium, MOMENT succeeds in sharing "the world through a different angle."  Foreword Clarion Reviews


"Full-page color photographs and well-chosen quotations make this collection by the author far more than the usual "coffee table" is targeted especially to young people, with the hope that it can convey to them a sense of motivation to activism by showing them what needs to be changed and what should remain and be honored in the great wide world."  US Review of Books (Recommended)

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