By Lucy Rivas Enriquez, illustrated by M. A. Mosia
Published by Outskirts Press, February 21, 2013
26 pages; trim size: 8.5”x8.5”
Retail Cost: $12.95
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Every child is a gift from God. Like many women, Lucy Rivas wanted to be a mom. She prayed for a child to bless her home, then discovered God had a very special plan for her. On a bright August day, DJ came into Lucy’s like, making her dream of motherhood come true. DJ’s Lullaby is a beautifully illustrated bedtime store and lullaby; a song of love from mother to child, written to celebrate the many wonderful aspects of adoption. Because every child is a gift from God. And every child is perfect for every mom who loves them.
Lucy Rivas Enriquez is a businesswoman who has worked in the field of human resources for more than 17 years. In that time she has learned a thing or two about people, diversity, and the human condition. Lucy is also the proud mom to three children adopted through foster care. Writing has always been a part of her life and now she weaves real-life experiences and lessons aimed at helping children deal with acceptance, differences, adoption, and many other feelings foster and adopted children experience.
In her debut book, DJ’s Lullaby, Lucy shares the bedtime story she created when DJ joined her family. It is a heartwarming story of love for her adopted son. Lucy and her husband became foster parents when they learned there was a baby coming into the world who might need a home. They welcomed baby DJ into their lives when he was ten days old. One year later, DJ’s two older sisters joined him. Today, Lucy, her husband, and three now adopted children live in Illinois, where running around, being silly, and singing songs are an important part of daily life.
Helping children find their “Forever Families” is a passion of Lucy’s. She is a strong supporter of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption awards grants to public and private adoption agencies to hire adoption professionals who implement proactive, child-focused recruitment programs targeted exclusively on moving America’s longest-waiting children from foster care into adoptive families. She is donating her proceeds to this very worthwhile organization.
About the Illustrator:
M. A. Moisa is an award-winning artist and illustrator. She is a true artist with the versatility to work through static and dynamic mediums. Mosia received a degree in Fine Arts and is an art instructor with Young Rembrandts where she inspires children and helps to unlock their creative potential. She currently resides in California with her husband and two children.