Monday, March 30, 2009


Climbing the Stairs won the Julia Ward Howe Boston Authors Club Young Readers Award!
The award will be presented on May 7th at the Boston Public Library!
The honors CLIMBING THE STAIRS has thus far received include:
• Winner, Boston Authors Club Young Readers Julia Ward Howe award
• Pennsylvania School Library Association Top Forty (or so) YA reading list
• Bank Street College of Education Best Book
• New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Age
• Capitol Choice
• Booklist Editor’s Choice for the Best Books of the year
• Booklinks Best New Books for the Classroom Selection
• ALA/YALSA Best Books for young adults
• Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choice
• National Council of Social Studies/ Childrens Book Council Notable Social Studies Trade Book
• Children’s Literature Network Top 25 Books of the past two years
• ALA/Amelia Bloomer Book
• Publishers Weekly Flying Start
• Shortlisted for Reading Across Rhode Island
• Shortlisted for Maine State Awards
• Shortlisted for Utah State Awards
• Starred review, Booklist
• Starred review, Publishers Weekly
• Starred review, VOYA (5Q 4P)
• Excellent reviews in Kirkus and School Library Journal
• Booksense Notable, 2008