I won the Newbery Medal in 1990 for Number the Stars, and in 1994 for The Giver.
In 1991 I was awarded the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award for Number the Stars.
Gooney Bird Greene won the Rhode Island Children’s Book Award in 2002.
In 2014 I was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Letters by Brown University. I also have been awarded honorary degrees from The University of Southern Maine, Elmhurst College, Wilson College, St. Mary’s College, and Lesley University.