Awards & Honors

Awards
  • National Book Award Finalist, 2006, 2012
  • Huffington Post, Best Books of 2012
  • Chicago Public Library, Best Books of 2006, 2012
  • iTunes, Best Books of 2012
  • School Library Journal, Best Books of 2012
  • Publishers Weekly, Best 25 Books of 2009
  • Publishers Weekly, Best 100 Books of 2006
  • National Public Radio’s Best Books of the Year 2006
  • American Library Association, Top Ten List, Best Books of the Year, 2006
  • Booklist 2006 Editor’s Choice Award
  • Gustav-Heinemann Peace Price 2009
  • Booklist Top Ten Women’s History Books for Youth, 2007
  • ALA Best Books for Young Adults, 2007
  • Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2007
  • Book Sense Pick, Winter 2006
  • IndieBound Pick, Autumn, 2009
  • New York Public Library Best Books for the Teenage, 2000, 2004, 2006
  • American Library Association Best Book of the Year 2002
  • American Library Association Top Ten Quick Pick 2000
  • Children’s Literature Council’s Choice 2000, 2006
  • Teen People Book-of-the-Month selection 2000

Awards for NEVER FALL DOWN

  • National Book Award Finalist
  • New York Times Notable Children’s Book of 2012
  • Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year
  • The Tayshas Reading List (Top Ten Pick)
  • SLJ Best Books of 2012
  • Booklist Books for Youth Editors’ Choice: 2012
  • The Atlantic: A Best YA Book of the Year
  • iBookstore: Best of 2012
  • Barnes & Noble Top New Teen Book
  • An ALA Quick Pick Nominee
  • An ALA BFYA Nominee

Honors

  • New York Foundation on the Arts fellowship
  • Virginia Center for the Creative Arts fellowship
  • MacDowell Center fellowship