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Fighting Words

  • Newbery Honor
  • Odyssey Honor
  • Kirkus Prize Finalist
  • Kirkus Best Book of the Year
  • Booklist Best Books 2020
  • Publisher’s Weekly Best Books 2020
  • School Library Journal Best Books 2020
  • Boston Globe Best Book of the Year
  • New York Public Library Best Book of the Year
  • Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year
  • Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of the Year
  • BookPage Best Book of the Year
  • A Junior Library Guild selection

The War I Finally Won

  • New York Times bestseller
  • Boston Globe Best of the Year
  • Hornbook Fanfare 2017
  • Kirkus Best Books of the Year
  • Barnes and Noble Best Books of the Year
  • Washington Post Best Children’s Books of the Year
  • Amazon Best Books of the Year
  • California Young Reader’s Medal

The War That Saved My Life

  • Newbery Honor
  • #1 New York Times bestseller
  • Schneider Family Book Award
  • Odyssey Award
  • Josette Frank Award
  • Judy Lopez Memorial Award
  • WSJ Best Book of the Year
  • E.B. White Read Aloud Honor Book
  • HornBook Fanfare List

TWTSML was nominated for 45 state book awards, and won the following:

  • Nebraska Golden Sower Award
  • New Hampshire Isinglass Award
  • Massachusetts Children’s Book Award
  • Florida Sunshine State Book Award
  • Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award
  • Minnesota Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award
  • Oklahoma Sequoia Intermediate Book Award
  • Missouri Mark Twain Book Award
  • Oregon Children’s Book Award
  • Virginia Reader’s Choice Award
  • Connecticut Nutmeg Award
  • Arkansas Charlie May Simon Book Award
  • Wyoming Indian Paintbrush Book Award
  • California Young Reader’s Medal

Jefferson’s Sons

  • Kirkus Best Books of 2001
  • ALA Notable Book

For Freedom

  • IRA Teacher’s Choice Award
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