Winner of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Juvenile Book of 2009
A Junior Library Guild Selection, 2009
Represented Nevada at the National Book Festival in Washington D.C.
Bank Street Best Books
A Texas Lonestar and Tayshas List Selection, 2010
Nevada Young Readers Award list, 2011
Finalist for the Missouri Association of School Librarian's Truman Award, 2011-2012
The Indiana Library Federation's Young Hoosier Book Award list for 2011-2012.
Wyoming Library Association's
Indian Paintbrush Award, 2012 - 2013