First Book is printing The Wind Called My Name in a paperback version when the book is released.  This nonprofit social enterprise provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to children in need.

They have distributed more than 175 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families.

The First Book Marketplace is only available to programs and schools serving children in need as defined by First Book’s eligibility requirements. Contact them to see if your program meets the requirements.


The Teacher’s Guide is provided by Lee & Low Books. You can access it by clicking here.


  • 2012 SCBWI On-the-Verge Emerging Voice Award
  • 2016 Lee & Low New Vision Award
  • 2019 finalist WILLA Award (Women Writing the West)
  • Junior Library Guild