- Global Read Aloud, Middle Grade selection for 2022
- Junior Library Guild Gold Standard selection
★ “Bajaj brings awareness to the world water crisis and social equality with Thirst, a moving, hopeful story” —Shelf Awareness, starred review.
★ “A meditative first purchase for middle grade collections” —School Library Journal, starred review.
★ “The story is filled with hope and faith as Minni learns the importance of education, family, friendship and opportunities and taking a stand for her community” —School Library Connection starred review
“A powerhouse of a middle grade book … A must read.” —Pernille Ripp, Educator and Global Read Aloud founder.
“An engaging literary mystery” —Publisher’s Weekly
“A valiant call for justice” —Kirkus Reviews