awards

2017 Missouri Building Block Award Shortlist (10 Little Ninjas)

2017-2018 South Carolina Book Award Nominee – Picture Book Category (One Plastic Bag)

2017-2018 Nebraska Golden Sower Nominee List (One Plastic Bag)

2016 Best in Rhyme Award Longlist (Trainbots)

2016-2017 Read On Wisconsin list (One Plastic Bag) – Sept. 2016

2016-2017 Florida Reading Association Children’s Book Award Nomination (Water is Water)

Maryland Blue Crab Award 2016 – WINNER, Children’s Beginning Nonfiction (Water is Water)

Green Earth Book Awards 2016 – HONOR BOOK, nonfiction (One Plastic Bag) – *seal/sticker

Children’s Africana Book Awards 2016 – Notable (One Plastic Bag) – *seal/sticker

Eureka! Honor Award – California Reading Association 2015 (One Plastic Bag) – *seal/sticker

2016 Charlotte Zolotow Awards – Highly Commended Title (Water is Water)

2016 American Library Association Notable Book (Water is Water)

2016-2017 Star of the North Book Awards (Minnesota) – Nominee (Water is Water)

2017 Monarch Book Awards (Illinois) – Nominee (One Plastic Bag)

Best of the Year 2015 – School Library Journal (Water is Water)

Best of 2015 – Creative Nonfiction for Kids – Huffington Post (Water is Water)

Best of 2015 – Informational Books for Young Readers – Chicago Public Library (One Plastic Bag & Water is Water)

Best of 2015 – 100 Recommended Titles – New York Public Library (One Plastic Bag & Water is Water)

Amelia Bloomer Project 2016  (One Plastic Bag)

2015 Eureka! Honor Book – California Reading Association (One Plastic Bag)

Junior Library Guild Selection
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia (Lerner/
Millbrook, 2015). Read more about JLS here.

Junior Library Guild Selection
Water is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle (Roaring Brook / Macmillan, 2015)

Named to “The Best is Yet to Come: An Early 2015 Picture Book Preview”
by the Huffington Post Books blog, for Water is Water

★Starred Reviews
★School Library Journal – One Plastic Bag
★School Library Journal – Water is Water
★Publisher’s Weekly – Water is Water

Other Nominations:
Capitol Choices – Seven to Ten (Water is Water)

See press kit for full list of reviews

Past Awards
Michael S. Glaser Creative Writing Award – (SMCM, 2004)
Natalie and Ben Parran Award for Excellence in Education – (SMCM, 2003)
Ethics in Business Award Nominee/Finalist – (AFCS, 2008)

Click here for a Press Kit with author bio, book synopsis info, and image files.