Author Awards List
Bronx Masquerade Bronx

         General Fiction / GF Jan-2002 4 /
Buy
            2002 Kirkus Review - Children -- Starred Review (*)
            2003 Black-Eyed Susan Award -- High School (Nominee)
            2003 Coretta Scott King Award -- Author (Winner)
            2003 Tayshas Reading -- Young Adult (Commended)
            2004 Charlotte Award -- Young Adult (Nominee)
            2004 Golden Sower Award -- Young Adult (Nominee)
            2004 Sequoyah Book Award -- Young Adult (Nominee)
            2005 California Young Reader Medal -- Young Adult (Nominee)
            2005 Volunteer State Book Award -- Young Adult (Nominee)



            2006 Nutmeg Book Award -- Teen (Nominee)
            2007 Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award -- Grades 6-8 (Nominee)
            2008 Georgia Children's Book Award -- Children's Book (Nominee)
Chasing Freedom Chasi

         General Fiction / GF Jan-2015 5 /
Buy
            2015 Kirkus Reviews -- Starred Review (*)
            2015 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
Danitra Brown, Class Clown Danit

         General Fiction / GF Aug-2005 4 /
Buy
            2005 Parents Choice Award (Fall) (1998-2007) -- Recommended (Winner)
            2005 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
Garvey's Choice Garve

         General Fiction / GF Oct-2016 5 /
Buy
            2016 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)
            2016 Kirkus Reviews -- Starred Review (*)
            2016 Kirkus Reviews Fall Preview -- Starred Review (*)
            2016 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)
            2016 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel Make

    General Fiction / GF May-2009 3 /
Buy
            2012 Massachusetts Children's Book Award -- Children's Book (Nominee)
            2012 Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award -- Grades 3-5 (Nominee)
            2012 Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award -- Grades K-3 (Nominee)
Meet Danitra Brown Meet

         General Fiction / GF Oct-1997 0 /
Buy
            1995 Coretta Scott King Award -- Illustrator (Honor Book)
One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance One L

         Historical / H Jan-2017 5 /
Buy
            2017 Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks -- Starred Review (*)
            2017 Kirkus Reviews -- Starred Review (*)
            2017 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)
            2017 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)



Planet Middle School Plane

         General Fiction / GF Sep-2011 4 /
Buy
            2011 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
            2013 Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award -- Grades 6-8 (Nominee)
Poems Poems in the Attic Poems

         General Fiction / GF Jul-2015 5 /
Buy
            2015 Kirkus Reviews -- Starred Review (*)
Rich Rich

    General Fiction / GF Sep-2010 3 /
Buy
            2010 Delaware Diamonds Award -- Grades K-2 (Nominee)
            2013 Delaware Diamonds Award -- Grades K-2 (Nominee)
The Road to Paris Road

         General Fiction / GF Oct-2006 3 /
Buy
            2006 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)
            2007 Coretta Scott King Award -- Author (Honor Book)
            2009 North Carolina Children's Book Award -- Junior Book (Nominee)
            2009 Sasquatch Award -- Children/Young Adult (Nominee)
            2009 William Allen White Childens Book Award -- Grades 3-5 (Nominee)
            2010 Golden Sower Award -- Intermediate (Nominee)
Talkin' about Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman Talki

         General Fiction / GF Nov-2002 5 /
Buy
            2002 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)
            2002 Horn Book Magazine -- Starred Review (*)
            2002 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
            2003 Bookseller's Choice -- Nonfiction (Winner)
            2003 Coretta Scott King Award -- Author (Honor Book)
            2003 Coretta Scott King Award -- Illustrator (Winner)
Voices of Christmas Voices of

         General Fiction / GF Oct-2009 4 /
Buy
            2009 Kirkus Review - Children -- Starred Review (*)
The Watcher Watch

         General Fiction / GF Oct-2017 5 /
Buy
            2017 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)
            2017 Kirkus Reviews -- Starred Review (*)



            2017 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)
Words with Wings Words

         General Fiction / GF Sep-2013 3 /
Buy
            2013 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)
            2013 Kirkus Reviews -- Starred Review (*)
            2014 Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens -- Seven to Ten (Recommended)
            2014 Coretta Scott King Award -- Author (Honor Book)
            2014 Delaware Diamonds Award -- Grades 3-5 (Nominee)
            2015 Black-Eyed Susan Award -- Grades 4-6 (Nominee)
            2015 Keystone to Reading Book Award -- Intermediate (Nominee)
            2016 Garden State Children's Book Award -- Fiction (Nominee)
            2016 Nevada Young Readers' Award -- Young Readers (Nominee)
            2016 Sequoyah Book Award -- Children's (Nominee)
            2016 William Allen White Childens Book Award -- Grades 3-5 (Nominee)