- 2017 INDIES Winner
- Honorable Mention, Juvenile Nonfiction (Children's)
Lights On! tells the story of Ike Hoover, who was sent by Thomas Edison to wire the White House for electricity in 1892. Ike not only turned the lights on in ‘the President’s House,’ he stayed as a White House employee for 42 years, serving Presidents Benjamin Harrison through Franklin Roosevelt. His career was a perfect example of what it means to be a public servant. Meticulously researched and delightfully written.