Scholastic Reading Club Edition


Included in the 1000 Black Girl Books Resource Guide

Teaching for Change Recommendations for Teaching about Africa

RIF’s 2015 Multicultural Book List (teacher/parent guide)

2015-2016 Young Hoosier Book Award Nominee

Notable Social Studies Trade Book 2014

African-American Experience Children’s Literary Reference Guide (2010-2015)

A Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year 2014

2014 Cream of the Crop List

2014-2015 Maine Student Book Award Nominee

2014 Children’s Africana Best Book for Older Readers Award

2013 ALSC Notable Children’s Books Nominee

New York Times Notable Children’s Book of 2013 (also discussed in this podcast)

Junior Library Guild Selection

Capitol Choices Selection

100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2013 NYPL (Older Chapter Book Section also here)

Chicago Public Library Best Older Fiction 2013

Planet Esme Picks: Best Children’s Books of 2013

Best Tween and Teen Titles 2013

Fuse#8’s 100 Magnificent Children’s Books 2013

Best Multicultural Books of 2013

Kids Reads Reviewers Picks 2013

New York Times Editor’s Choice

Betsy Bird’s Newbery/Caldecott 2014 Fall Prediction Edition

University of Arizona’s Worlds of Words Feature

Sherbro Foundation Recommendation

Porter Square Books Staff Pick

Randomly Reading Best of Year Top Five Middle Grade Books

One of CHR’s Favorite Books of 2013

DC Public Library Staff Reading Pick

Smart Books for Smart Kids Interview

School Library Journal Starred Review


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