My Very Own Name by Maia Haag was one of two finalists in the 2003 Benjamin Franklin Award for the Book of the Year category for excellence and innovation in marketing. The Benjamin Franklin Awards are sponsored by Publishers Marketing Association. More than a thousand entries were received.
Judge's comment about My Very Own Name:
"Superb art. Real depth and brilliance. Unparalleled ingenuity in a juvenile title--taking personalization to the nth degree."