April 12, 2012
Both Wheels of Change and Basketball Belles have been named to the “Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2012” list issued by the Children’s Book Committee of the Bank Street College of Education in New York City. Wheels received an additional designation as being of “outstanding merit.” There are plenty of other great books on the list as well, so check it out!
December 10, 2011
This has been a very good week and a half for Wheels of Change:
On November 30, the San Francisco Book Review named Wheels as one of their reviewers’ “Favorite Book of 2011.”
On December 5, BrainPickings.org named it one of the 11 Best Photography Books of 2011. It’s the only young adult book on the list, which includes Pilgrimage by Annie Leibovitz and a biography of Diane Arbus.
Then came the news that Wheels is one of five finalists for the prestigious YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction. The winning book will be announced at the midwinter conference of the American Library Association on January 23.
And finally, this weekend the Washington Post named Wheels one of the Best Children’s Books of 2011.
November 14, 2011
Hot Off the Presses: Wheels of Change has won a silver Eureka! honor from the California Reading Association. The Eureka! awards, now in their second year, were create to "recognize and celebrate nonfiction children's books," according to the association. Last year, Bylines: A Photobiography of Nellie Bly, also won a silver honor. The complete list of honorees will be up on the association's Web site soon.
September 21, 2011
I’m thrilled that both Basketball Belles and Wheels of Change made Booklist magazine’s list of “Top 10 Sports Books for Youth: 2011.” I’m also happy that half of the books on the list are about women and most are nonfiction. It’s great to see authors celebrated for illuminating the true-life adventures of notable athletes as well as for writing compelling works of sports fiction.
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