IRA Children’s Book Award for Younger Readers WINNER 1994
Kentucky Bluegrass Master List WINNER 1995
Reading Rainbow Review Books WINNER 1993
Texas Bluebonnet Master List WINNER 1995
"A particularly effective way to introduce the subject to younger children, adding a trenchant immediacy to their understanding of a difficult but important chapter in the country’s past."–(starred) Horn Book.
"This first-rate book is a triumph of the heart."–(starred) Publishers Weekly.