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New York Times Bestseller in Education and in Race & Civil Rights | New York Times Book Review Editors’​ Choice | Southern Indie Bestseller | Recommended by: O Magazine; Essence; Southern Living; New York Post; Boston Globe | Longlisted for 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Nonfiction | Washington Post Notable Nonfiction for 2015 | Booklist Editors’ Choice: Adult Books, 2015 | “Best Author,” Richmond Magazine, Best & Worst 2016 | Finalist, Library of Virginia People’s Choice Awards | Finalist, Library of Virginia Literary Award for Nonfiction | University of Mary Washington Common Read 2016-17 | Brescia University Common Read 2016-17