Booklist Books for Youth Editors’ Choice WINNER 1992
Jefferson Cup Award WINNER 1992
Maine Student Book Master List WINNER 1993
NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children WINNER 1993
Western Writers of America Golden Spur Award WINNER 1992
"The story is inspiring, and Stanley has recorded the details with passion and dignity. An excellent curriculum item."–(starred) Booklist.