Honors & Awards
Awards, Honors, Etc.
Book Awards: Children’s Book Council Notable Book, Best Books of the Year Parents Magazine, New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, New York Public Library One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing, “Reading Rainbow” Book, LAMBDA Literary Award Finalist
Other Honors: Shuster Award (Hunter College), Cave Canem Poetry Fellowship, Stephen Crane Literary Award (Newark Public Library), Lucille Clifton Poetry Fellowship (Squaw Valley Community of Poets), Mid Atlantic Arts Fellowship, Geraldine R. Dodge Fellowship (VCCA), Rockefeller Foundation grant
Faculty: Visiting Associate Professor, Hollins University Graduate Dept. Children’s Literature, Adjunct Professor, Creative Writing, Children’s Literature, Fordham University
Speaker Appearances: International Reading Association, American Library Association; conferences, universities and schools in the U.S., and abroad