Honors, Awards & Recognition

  • Georgia Center for the Book, Books All Young Georgians Should Read (The Many Fortunes of Maya)
  • Illinois Bluestem Readers’ Choice Nominee (Just Right Jillian)
  • Kentucky Bluegrass Award Nominee (Just Right Jillian)
  • Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Nominee (Just Right Jillian)
  • Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award Nominee (Just Right Jillian)
  • Michigan MISelf in Books 2022 Diverse Book List (Just Right Jillian)
  • Cooperative Children’s Book Center’s best of the year list, CCBC Choices 2023  (Just Right Jillian)
  • Bank Street College of Education’s Children’s Book Committee’s Best Children’s Books of the Year 2023 (Just Right Jillian)
  • AAMBC Literary Award Nominee (Just Right Jillian)
  • Cybils Award Nominee 2023 (The Many Fortunes of Maya)
  • Cybils Award Nominee 2022 (Just Right Jillian)
  • Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection (The Many Fortunes of Maya)
  • Kirkus Starred Review (The Many Fortunes of Maya)
  • Publishers Weekly Starred Review (The Many Fortunes of Maya)
  • TIME for Kids | Spring Reads Grades 3-4 and 5-6 (The Many Fortunes of Maya)
  • Imagination Soup: 60 Short Middle Grade Books Kids Will Love (The Many Fortunes of Maya)

Interviews & Features