Author Awards List
The Antelope Wife Antel

         Science Fiction / Fantasy / SFF Mar-1998 4 /
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            1999 World Fantasy Award -- Novel (Winner)
The Birchbark House Birch

    Historical / H Jun-1999 0 /
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            2000 Jane Addams Children's Book Award -- Books for Older Children (Honor Book)
            2006 American Indian Youth Literature Award -- Middle Grades (Winner)
Chickadee Chick

         General Fiction / GF Aug-2012 4 /
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            2012 Kirkus Reviews -- Starred Review (*)
            2012 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
            2013 Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens -- Seven to Ten (Recommended)
            2013 Midwest Booksellers' Choice Award -- Children's Literature (Finalist)
            2013 Scott O Dell Award for Historical Fiction -- Historical Fiction (Winner)
Future Home of the Living God Future Hom

         General Fiction / GF Nov-2017 5 /
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            2017 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)



            2017 Kirkus Reviews Fall Preview -- Starred Review (*)
The Game of Silence Game

    Historical / H May-2005 5 /
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            2005 Horn Book Magazine -- Starred Review (*)
            2006 Scott O Dell Award for Historical Fiction -- Historical Fiction (Winner)
Larose Laros

         Literary / L May-2016 5 /
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            2016 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)
            2016 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)
            2017 Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse Last

         Literary / L Apr-2001 4 /
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            2002 Minnesota Book Award -- Novel (Winner)
Love Medicine Love

         Literary / L Oct-1984 4-5 /
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            1984 National Book Critics Circle Award -- National Book Critics Circle Award (Winner)
The Painted Drum Paint

         Romance / R Sep-2005 4 /
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            2005 Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
            2006 Midwest Booksellers' Choice Award -- Fiction (Winner)
            2015 Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
The Porcupine Year Porcu

    Historical / H Sep-2008 3 /
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            2008 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)
            2008 Kirkus Review - Children -- Starred Review (*)
            2008 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
            2009 Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens -- Ten to Fourteen (Recommended)
            2009 Society of Midland Authors Award -- Children's Fiction (Winner)
The Round House Round

         General Fiction / GF Oct-2012 4 /
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            2012 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)
            2012 Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
            2012 National Book Award -- Fiction (Winner)
            2012 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)



            2013 ALA Notable Books -- Fiction (Winner)
            2013 Alex Award -- Adult/For Young Adults (Winner)
            2013 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence -- Fiction (Finalist)
            2013 Indies Choice Book Award -- Fiction (Winner)
            2013 Midwest Booksellers' Choice Award -- Fiction (Finalist)
            2013 Minnesota Book Award -- Novel (Winner)
            2013 Nautilus Award -- Multicultural (Winner)
            2015 Nutmeg Book Award -- High School (Nominee)