Awards

I write about real teens like you facing real situations.

Berea College Distinguished Alumni Award 2022
Honoring work in advocating for struggling readers by providing literature that builds reading fluency 

To Stand on Solid Ground: A Civil War Novel based on Read People and Events
Published 2020 by My Easy Read Books

2021: INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD Distinguished Favorite
2020: Award of Excellence (North Carolina Society of Historians)
2020: Light House Award (North Carolina Society of Historians)

Unchained
Published 2012 by Saddleback Educational Publishing

2012: Silver 2012 Independent Publisher Book Award for Multicultural Fiction for Children

Sons of Mercy and Justice: A Transylvania Story

2013: Clark Cox Historical Fiction Award (North Carolina Society of Historians)

The following were awarded by North Carolina’s Society of Historians for the books L.B. wrote with her students. The books were researched, written and illustrated by the class.

Brevard Standing Alone, North Carolina’s First Integrated Football Team, The Untold Story

2005: Jim and Lynn Rumley History Book Award (NC Society of Historians Award)

2005: Barringer Award of Excellence (NC Society of Historians Award)

Lake Toxaway… Back in the Day

2004: Presidents Award of Excellence (NC Society of Historians Award)

2004: Garland P. Stout Publishers Award (NC Society of Historians Award)

2004: Jim and Lynn Rumley History Book Award (NC Society of Historians Award)

Behind Closed Doors of the Allison-Deaver House

2003: Jim and Lynn Rumley History Book Award (NC Society of Historians Award)