Awards

  • Best of the Best Books for the 21st Century, American Library Association
  • Miller Lite Women’s Sports Journalism Award, Women’s Sport Foundation
  • PW’S Best Book, Publishers Weekly
  • Book of the Month Club Selection
  • Editors’ Choice, Booklist
  • Best Book, School Library Journal
  • Best Book for Young Adults, Top Ten List, American Library Association
  • Notable Book for Children, American Library Association
  • Recommended Book for Reluctant Readers, American Library Association
  • Teachers’ Choice, International Reading Association
  • Young Readers Choice, International Reading Association
  • Orbis Pictus Honor Award for Outstanding Nonfiction, National Council of Teachers
    of English
  • Best Book, Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books
  • Best Children’s Book of the Year, Bank Street College of Education
  • Notable Trade Book, Council for the Social Studies/Children’s Book Council
  • First Place, Bookbinders Guild Award, New York Book Show
  • Children’s Book of the Year, Child Study Association
  • Amelia Bloomer List
  • Books for the Teen Age List, New York Public Library
  • Best of the Best List, Chicago Public Library
  • Los Angeles’ 100 Best Books
  • Honor Book, Society of School Librarians International
  • Junior Library Guild Selection
  • VOYA Nonfiction Honor List
  • American Society of Journalists and Authors Outstanding Nonfiction Book Award, YA
  • Honored by the women of the New Jersey State Legislature for books and public appearances that have “contributed to the advancement of women.”
  • Honored by the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, as a “Woman of Achievement.”