The Carter G. Woodson Book Award
National Council for the Social Studies

Honored as the most distinguished social science book for
young readers that depicts ethnicity in the United States
The Legacy Book Award
Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented

Honored for exhibiting excellent promise and long term
potential for improving the lives of gifted children and youth
The Benjamin Franklin Award
Best New Voice - Children's

Honored for literary merit, excellence in publishing, and most
successfully meeting the needs of children and young adults
The Rising Star Award
Publishers Weekly/Publishers Marketing Association

Honored as the best independently published book of the year
The Skipping Stones Honor Award

Honored for fostering ethnic diversity, intercultural
and global relationships, and for building bridges of
communication, understanding, social justice and peace
Kiriyama Prize Notable Book

Recognized for contributing to a greater understanding
and cooperation among the peoples and nations of the
Pacific Rim and South Asia
International Reading Association Notable Book

For newly published authors who show unusual promise in
the field of children's literature and whose books encourage
reading and literacy
Book of the Year Award Finalist
Foreword Magazine