Awards and Honors


Aqueduct Press

Finalist: 2017 World Fantasy Award

New Mexico Press Women:  Zia Book Award: Special Chair Award

Listening at the Gate


New York Public Library Best Books for the Teen Age

Tiptree Award Honor Book

Starred review, School Library Journal

Long Night Dance

E. P. Dutton

Voice of Youth Advocates Best Fantasy

Starred review, School Library Journal

My Chair


New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing

International Reading Association Children’s Choice



Junior Library Guild selection

Blow Away Soon


Child Study Children’s Book Committee Book of the Year

The Mud Family

Putnam/Oxford University Press

Our Choice of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre

The Red Cloak

Chronicle Books

Featured in the National Museum for Women in the Arts exhibition,  Brave Little Girls

Mary Ann

E. P.Dutton

School Library Journal Best Book

Starred review, School Library Journal

Child Study Children’s Book Committee Book of the Year

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