Birna received an Honorable Mention in the Young Adult Short Fiction Category for the Writer’s Digest 2015 Popular Fiction Awards. It is one of the YA stories in Exchange: Short Stories in Diverse Voices.
I Am Gudrid, my YA historical novel (available), was excerpted as a novella in two issues of Cicada Magazine, summer 2014.
Open Water was a finalist for the SCBW&I Works in Progress Grant for YA Fiction.
Earth Maker’s Lodge: Native American Folklore, Activities and Foods,1995 Book Builder’s Award for Excellence in Graphic Arts.
How to Survive Third Grade. 1991 KC3 Reading Award, Greater Kansas City Association of School Librarians
Mrs. Peloki's Class Play, 1984-85 nomination for The Golden Sower: the Nebraska Children’s Book Award.
Henri and the Loup Garou ,.1982 Notable Children’s Trade Book in Social Studies.
Mrs. Peloki's Snake, 1981 IRA Children’s Choice book