Awards and honors for The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball


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Washington State Book Award, 2018 finalist in Books for Middle Grade Readers category.

 Freeman award memeFreeman 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




Moonbeam awardIBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards, 2018: silver award, Young Reader: Fiction, 8-12 years

Foreword Indies, 2018: finalist, Children's/Juvenile Fiction

IPPY goldReader 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."