Boston Globe-Horn Book Award
Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature
Jane Addams Children's Book Award
School Library Journal's Battle of the Books
2011 Tayshas Reading List (2011)
Int'l Reading Association Teachers’ Choice Children’s Book Council 2010: Notable Social Studies Trade Books
International Reading Association 2010 Notable Books for a Global Society Capitol Choices Noteworthy Books for Children
ALA Notable Children’s Book
ALA Best Books for Young Adults
Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth
Horn Book Fanfare Choice
Kirkus Reviews Best Children and YA Books of 2009
Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Books of 2009
School Library Journal Best Books of the Year (2009)
Booklist’s Top Ten Black History Books for Youth
New York Public Library’s Children’s Books 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing California Book Award: Young Adult Finalist
Pennsylvania School Librarians Association YA Top Forty (2009)
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