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Bird & Diz
Two Friends Create Bebop

ALA Notable 2016

Junior Library Guild Selection

School Library Journal - Best of Nonfiction 2015

School Library Journal - Diversity List 2015

SLJ - "Great Books" Music List 2015

CCBC "Choices 2016" List

International Youth Library


Spirit Seeker
John Coltrane's Musical Journey

Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of the Year in 4 Categories!

New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading & Sharing

School Library Journal -100 Magnificent Children's Books of 2012

Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices 2013 List

Bank Street College Best Children's Books of 2013 Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2012


When Bob Met Woody
The Story of the Young Bob Dylan

2012 National Parenting Publications Award

Children's Cooperative Book Center Best Books of the Year

2012 Bank Street College Best Children's Books of the Year


JIMI: Sounds Like A Rainbow
A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix

2011 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award

New York Times Bestseller

Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Books of the Year 2011

NCTE Notable Children's Book in English Language Arts

California Reading Association's Eureka! Award

NY Public Library Nonfiction Picture Book Award

NY Book Show Nonfiction Children's Book Award

100 Titles for Reading and Sharing

Oregon Reader's Choice Award 2012-2013


Strange Fruit
Billie Holiday and the Power of a Protest Song

ALA Notable 2018

NCTE Notable Children's Book 2018

Kirkus Best Books of 2017

NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book 2018


Carlos Santana
Sound of the Heart, Song of the World

Booklist Top Ten Arts Books for Youth 2018

Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Literature
Best Books of 2018

The Horn Book - Recommended Books for 2018

Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices 2018

Bank Street College - Best Books of 2019


How Young Charlie Chaplin
Taught the World to Laugh (and Cry)

Junior Library Guild selection

New York Public Library - Best Books of 2020

NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book 2020