Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award winner
Land of Enchantment Book Award Master Reading List for 2004-2005
A School Library Journal "Best Book"
" Smith and Evans have created a wonderful way to introduce young readers to the world of poetry." --Black Issues Book Review
"Hope Smith’s voice is vivid and evocative, I’m glad her words are in the world."--Jacqueline Woodson
"Good poetry touches the heart, and this offering does just that." --School Library Journal, starred
"Evans's illustrations are characteristically powerful, the naturalistic renderings carrying great emotion." --Kirkus Reviews