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Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction!
Spur Award Winner
for Juvenile Nonfiction
Re-Released in March 2023!
“Who doesn’t love a good story? For me, the past is an endless kaleidoscope of them, and history and biography for young readers can be as exciting as fiction.” Nancy Plain
in Nonfiction Finalist
Nebraska Book Award
for Youth Nonfiction
YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist ★ Western Writers of America Spur Award ★ Nebraska Book Award ★ National Outdoor Book Award ★ Booklist Editors’ Choice ★ Booklist starred review ★ Booklist “10 Best Children’s Biographies 2015 ★ Booklist “Top 10 Science and Health Books for Youth 2015 ★ Kirkus starred review ★ Kirkus “Nine Teen Titles That Adults Shouldn’t Miss” ★ Will Rogers Medallion Award ★ Carter G. Woodson Honor Book ★ Award of Merit/American Association for State and Local History ★ Notable Social Studies Trade Book ★ First Place New Jersey Press Women ★ First Place National Federation of Press Women ★ Roundup Magazine Stirrup Award ★ Represented Nebraska at the National Book Festival, 2017