Author Awards List
All the Way to Havana All t

         General Fiction / GF Sep-2017 5 /
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            2017 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)
            2017 Kirkus Reviews -- Starred Review (*)
            2017 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)
            2017 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
Forest World Fores

         General Fiction / GF Sep-2017 5 /
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            2017 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)
            2017 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)
Hurricane Dancers Hurri

         General Fiction / GF Mar-2011 5 /
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            2011 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)
            2012 Americas Award for Children & Young Adult Literature -- Children/Young Adult (Winner)
            2012 Pura Belpre Award -- Author (Honor Book)



Jazz Owls Jazz

         Historical / H May-2018 5 /
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            2018 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
Lion Island Lion

         General Fiction / GF Sep-2016 5 /
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            2016 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
Miguel's Brave Knight Migue

         General Fiction / GF Oct-2017 5 /
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            2017 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)
            2017 Kirkus Reviews -- Starred Review (*)
            2017 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
Mountain Dog Mount

         Action Adventure / AA Aug-2013 2 /
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            2013 Kirkus Reviews -- Starred Review (*)
            2013 Parents Choice Award (Fall) (2008-Up) -- Fiction (Silver Medal Winner)
            2014 Great Stone Face Book Award -- Grades 4-6 (Nominee)
            2015 Georgia Children's Book Award -- Children's Book (Nominee)
            2015 Rhode Island Children's Book Award -- Grades 3-6 (Nominee)
            2015 South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award -- Children's (Nominee)
            2016 Bluebonnet Award -- Children's (Nominee)
            2016 Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award -- Grades 3-5 (Nominee)
            2016 Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award -- Grades 3-6 (Nominee)
            2016 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award -- Grades 4-8 (Nominee)
            2016 Sequoyah Book Award -- Children's (Nominee)
            2016 Virginia Readers Choice Award -- Elementary (Nominee)
Orangutanka Orang

         General Fiction / GF Mar-2015 5 /
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            2015 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
Silver People Silve

         Action Adventure / AA Mar-2014 0 /
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            2015 Americas Award for Children & Young Adult Literature -- Children/Young Adult (Winner)
The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom Surre

         General Fiction / GF 2008 4 /
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            2008 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)



            2009 Americas Award for Children & Young Adult Literature -- Children/Young Adult (Winner)
            2009 Children's Book Committee Award -- Poetry (Winner)
            2009 Jane Addams Children's Book Award -- Books for Older Children (Winner)
            2009 Newbery Medal -- Children's (Honor Book)
            2009 Pura Belpre Award -- Author (Winner)
Tiny Rabbit's Big Wish Tiny

         General Fiction / GF Mar-2014 3 /
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            2016 Florida Children's Book Award -- Pre K - 2nd Grade (Nominee)
Tropical Secrets Tropi

         Historical / H Apr-2009 3 /
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            2009 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
            2010 Americas Award for Children & Young Adult Literature -- Children/Young Adult (Commended)
            2010 Sydney Taylor Book Award -- Teen (Winner)