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Level: 6.1, Points: 2Scholastic Reading Counts
Level: 10.6, Points: 6Lexile
Level: 1120LAwards & Honors
2016 Pura Belpré Award Winner, Author
Capitol Choices 2016
SLJ’s Top Latino-themed Books 2015
Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Books of 2015, Middle-Grade
2016 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Honor Book
ALA Notable Books for Children 2016, Older Readers
2016 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 9–12
2016 CCBC Choices–Biography and Autobiography
2016 The Walter Award Honor Book
2015 Cybils Awards Nomination, Poetry
2016 Golden Kite Award Winner, Nonfiction
2016 Hopkins Poetry Award Winner
NCTE Notable Poetry List 2016, Verse Novels
Children’s Literature Assembly, 2016 Notable Children’s Books in the English Language Arts
Children’s Book Committee Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of 2016, Biography and Memoir
2016 Américas Award Commended Title
William Allen White Children’s Book Awards 2017 -2018 Master List, Grades 6–8
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