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"Atmospheric and closely informed . . . this colorful novel has the force and intensity of a memoir."–Publishers Weekly, Starred

"Emotionally and historically illuminating."–Booklist, Starred


ALA Best Books for Young Adults WINNER 2000

California Young Reader Medal WINNER 2004

Texas TAYSHAS High School Reading List WINNER 2001

Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Award NOMINEE 2002

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