On Monday, January 22nd the American Library Association hosted the Youth Media Awards at the 2024 LibLearnX conference. FOREVER IS NOW was among the winners, receiving the Schneider Family Book Award for Best Book for Teens. The Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.
Kirkus calls FOREVER IS NOW by Mariama J. Lockington “Intimately and Immensely powerful.”
The New York Times calls In the Key of Us by Mariama J. Lockington “a work of art, full of delights: appealing characters, camp traditions, light romance, middle school friendship, poetry, music, the pleasures of creative work.”