Awards and Honors


2010 ALA Notable Children's Book (American Library Association)

2010 Notable Books for a Global Society (NBGS) from the International Reading Association

2010 Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts by the National Council of Teachers of English

2010 Honorable Mention in Youth Literature by the Asian/Pacific American Library Association. (APALA)

2010 Bank Street College Best Children's Books of the Year lists (In the 9-to-12 year old/Coming of Age category.)
Noted as "Outstanding Merit"

2010 Nominated for the 2011 Rhode Island Children’s Book Award

2010 Nominated for the Red Dot Children’s Choice Book Award in Singapore

2011 Children's Crown Gallery Award (sponsored by National Christian School Association) nominee

Prairie Pasque (South Dakota) Nominee 2011-2012

Nominee for Sakura Medal of Japan 2011-2012

2012 NYSRA Charlotte Award suggested reading list

New Jersey's 2012 Garden State Teen Book Awards nominee

2010 Oprah's Book Club Kids' Reading List - Oprah's Book Club/ALA

Tofu Quilt was named one of the Best Children's Chapter Books of 2009 (one of 6) on www.barnesandnoblereview.com

Cleveland Public Library's Celebrate with Books Program - Tofu Quilt was named as one of its picks for children and teens for 2009