Awards

Crossing Jordan

VOYA 2000
Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers

ALA (YALSA) 2001
Best Books for Young Adults

IRA 2001
Notable Books for a Global Society
(Honor Book)

2003 National Book Festival
(title representing the state of Florida)

XLVIII Premio Selezione Bancarellino
(for the Italian edition)

State Master Lists:
Garden State Young Reader’s Award (NJ)
Georgia Children’s Book Award
Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award (PA)
Rebecca Caudill Young Reader’s Book Award (IL)
Sequoyah Young Reader’s Book Award (OK)
South Carolina Junior Book Award
Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award (FL)
Maud Hart Lovelace Award List (MN)
Young Adult Top Forty (PA)
Just Read Florida


Anna Casey’s Place in the World

Bank Street College of Education
Best Children’s Books of the Year 2003

Carol D. Reiser Award for Inspiring Future Volunteers

State Master Lists:
Mark Twain Award (MO)
Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award (FL)
Young Adult Top Forty (PA)


My Brother’s Hero

State Master Lists:
Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award (FL)


The Big Nothing

State Master Lists:
Young Adult Top 40 (PA)
Young Hoosier Book Award (IN)


Sister Spider Knows All

2003 Parent’s Choice Award
A Scholastic Book Club Selection


State Master Lists:

Young Adult Top 40 (PA)

Washington Post:
Ten Best of 2003 for Young Readers


The Real Question

Florida Book Awards
Best of 2006: Young Adult Gold Medal Winner

State Master Lists:

Kansas State Reading Circle
KSRA Young Adult Book Award (PA)
Heartland Award for Excellence in YA Literature (KS)
Volunteer State Book Awards (TN)
Just Read Florida


The Sorta Sisters

Florida Book Awards
Best of 2007: Children’s Literature Gold Medal Winner

Green Earth Award (honor book)
from the Newton Marasco Foundation

State Master Lists:
Kansas State Reading Circle
Charlotte Award (NY)
Georgia Book Award


Summer on the Moon

Florida Book Awards
Best of 2012: Children’s Literature Silver Medal Winner

A Junior Library Guild Selection, Spring 2012

Society of School Librarians International Book Awards
Honor book, Language Arts K-6 novels

State Master Lists Georgia
Children’s Book Award

International Reading Association
Social Justice Literature Award, 2013