Washington State Book Award, 2018 finalist in Books for Middle Grade Readers category.
Freeman Book Award: 2017 Winner, Young Adult/High School Literature about East and Southeast Asia
USA Best Book Award: 2017 Winner for Children's Fiction
Moonbeam Children's Book Award 2017: Gold in Pre-Teen Fiction: Historical/Multicultural
Independent Publisher (IPPY) Book Award, 2018: Gold, Multicultural Fiction-Juvenile, Young Adult
IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards, 2018: silver award, Young Reader: Fiction, 8-12 years
Foreword Indies, 2018: finalist, Children's/Juvenile Fiction
Reader Views Reviewers Choice Award, 2018, Teen, age 12 to 16, Honorable Mention
Review in VOYA magazine, August 3, 2017
School Library Journal article, October 3, 2017: Back to the Future: A Trip Back in Time Can Help Students Embrace Other Cultures
Featured in School Library Journal's Be-Tween online magazine, October 2017
Top Ten Chapter Books to learn about Chinese culture by Dori Jones Yang on Pragmatic Mom
Kids' Book Buzz ran an article by Dori called "Writing from Other Cultural Perspectives Encourages Empathy and Understanding."