Awards

Zest Book Awards and Honors

 

ALA Rainbow Book List
Queer: The Ultimate LGBT Guide for Teens (2012)
Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir (2015)

ALA Over the Rainbow Book list
Alice + Freda Forever: A Murder in Memphis (Finalist 2015)

Amelia Bloomer Project
Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir (Finalist 2015, Top Ten List)

Capitol Choice Discussion List
Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir (Nominee 2014)

CBC Teen Choice Book of the Year Award
Alice + Freda Forever: A Murder in Memphis (Nominee 2014)
Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir (Nominee 2014)
How to Lose Everything: A Mostly True Story (Nominee 2013)
Little Fish: A Memoir from a Different Kind of Year (Nominee 2013)

CCBC Choices
Little Fish: A Memoir from a Different Kind of Year (2014)

CCBC Great Middle School Reads: Coming of Age
Freshman: Tales of 9th Grade Obsessions, Revelations, and Other Nonsense

CCBC Recommended Graphic Novels for Teens
Freshman: Tales of 9th Grade Obsessions, Revelations, and Other Nonsense

Cybils Children’s and Young Adult Blogger Awards
Dear Teen Me: Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves (Nonfiction Nominee 2013)
Little Fish: A Memoir from a Different Kind of Year (Graphic Nominee 2013)
Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir (Graphic Nominee 2014)
Daisy to the Rescue: True Stories of Daring Dogs, Paramedic Parrots, and Other Animal Heroes (Nonfiction Nominee 2014)
Alice + Freda Forever: A Murder in Memphis (Nonfiction Finalist 2014)
The Green Teen Cookbook (Nonfiction Nominee 2014)
Scared Stiff: Everything You Need to Know about 50 Famous Phobias (Nonfiction Nominee 2014)

ForeWord Reviews’ IndieFab Awards: “The Best of the Indie” Books of the Year
Daisy to the Rescue: True Stories of Daring Dogs, Paramedic Parrots, and Other Animal Heroes
(Bronze Winner 2014)
Dear Teen Me: Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves (Finalist 2012)
How to Lose Everything: A Mostly True Story (Gold Winner 2013)
Little Fish: A Memoir from a Different Kind of Year (Finalist 2013)
Make the Grade: Everything You Need to Study Better, Stress Less, and Succeed in School (Finalist 2013)
Regine’s Book: A Teen Girl’s Last Words (Bronze Winner 2012)
Scandalous! 50 Shocking Events You Should Know About (So You Can Impress Your Friends) (Gold Winner 2012)
Sticky Fingers: DIY Duct Tape Projects (Finalist 2014)
Super Pop! Pop Culture Top Ten Lists to Help You Win at Trivia, Survive in the Wild,
and Make It Through the Holidays
(Finalist 2013)
Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir (Honorable Mention 2014)

GeekDad’s “Top 10 Sex Ed Books for the Modern Parent”
Sex: A Book for Teens

Goodreads Choice Awards
Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir (2014, Top Ten Finalist in Graphic Novels/Comics)

Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
The Green Teen Cookbook (Best Sustainable Food Book – UK, 2012)

Independent Publisher Book Awards
Little Fish: A Memoir from a Different Kind of Year (Independent Voice Award Winner 2014)
How Not to Be a Dick: An Everyday Etiquette Guide (Gold Winner, Humor, 2014)
Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir (Gold Winner, Graphic Novel/Drawn Book-Drama/Documentary, 2015)
Alice + Freda Forever: A Murder in Memphis (Gold Winner, Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Trans Non-Fiction, 2015)
Daisy to the Rescue: True Stories of Daring Dogs, Paramedic Parrots, and Other Animal Heroes (Gold Winner, Animals/Pets, 2015)

Junior Library Guild Selection
Dear Teen Me: Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves
Freshman: Tales of 9th Grade Obsessions, Revelations, and Other Nonsense
How to Lose Everything: A Mostly True Story
The Next Big Thing: A History of the Boom-Or-Bust Moments That Shaped the Modern World
Regine’s Book: A Teen Girl’s Last Words
Scandalous! 50 Shocking Events You Should Know About (So You Can Impress Your Friends)

Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2014 – Tomboy has been named a Best Book in three teen categories:
Best Teen Books That Grapple with Big Ideas
Best Teen Nonfiction
Best Teen Books for a Laugh (and Maybe a Bit of a Cry)!

NAPPA Honors Award
97 Things to Do Before You Finish High School
Been There, Survived That: Getting Through Freshman Year of High School

Texas Library Association (TLA) Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List
Freshman: Tales of 9th Grade Obsessions, Revelations, and Other Nonsense (2012)
Little Fish: A Memoir from a Different Kind of Year (2013)
Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir (2014)

Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) Nonfiction Honor list
The Prom Book: The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need (2013)
The End: 50 Apocalyptic Visions From Pop Culture That You Should Know About…before it’s too late (2012)

VOYA Perfect Tens list (Voice of Youth Advocates Magazine)
The Green Teen Cookbook (2014)

YA Books Central Choices
Dear Teen Me: Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves (Winner – Best Teen Nonfiction)

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults
Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir (Nominee 2015)

YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens
Freshman: Tales of 9th Grade Obsessions, Revelations, and Other Nonsense
Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir (2015)

YALSA Outstanding Books for the College Bound
Little Fish: A Memoir from a Different Kind of Year (2014)

YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults
Freshman: Tales of 9th Grade Obsessions, Revelations, and Other Nonsense (2013)
Queer: The Ultimate LGBT Guide for Teens (2014)

YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
Crap (Nominee)
Daisy to the Rescue: True Stories of Daring Dogs, Paramedic Parrots, and Other Animal Heroes (Nominee)
Dead Strange: The Bizarre Truths Behind 50 World-Famous Mysteries (Nominee)
The Dictionary of High School B.S. (Nominee)
The End: 50 Apocalyptic Visions From Pop Culture That You Should Know About…before it’s too late (Nominee)
Fashion 101: A Crash Course in Clothing (Nominee)
How Not to Be a Dick: An Everyday Etiquette Guide (Nominee 2015)
How to Fight, Lie, and Cry Your Way to Popularity (And A Prom Date) (Nominee)
The How-To Handbook: Shortcuts and Solutions for the Problems of Everyday Life (Nominee)
Junk-Box Jewelry: 25 DIY Low Cost (or No Cost) Jewelry Projects (Nominee)
Little Fish: A Memoir from a Different Kind of Year (Nominee)
The Prom Book: The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need (Nominee)
Regine’s Book: A Teen Girl’s Last Words (Nominee)
Scandalous! 50 Shocking Events You Should Know About (So You Can Impress Your Friends) (Nominee)
Scared Stiff: Everything You Need to Know About 50 Famous Phobias (Finalist 2015)
Sex: A Book for Teens (Top Ten List Winner)
Sticky Fingers: DIY Duct Tape Projects (Finalist 2015)
Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir (Top Ten List Winner 2015)

YALSA Teen Reads Week “Book with Bite”
The Dictionary of High School B.S.