“One Child” was the recipient of a number of accolades and awards since its release. It was named one of 2016’s top 10 non-fiction books by Zocalo and listed as one of the Best Human Rights Books of 2016 by Hong Kong Free Press / Kong Tsung-gan.

It has been listed as recommended reading by Council of Foreign Relations, TED, and the Economist magazine’s lifestyle and ideas publication, 1843.

In 2017, it was awarded a non-fiction award from the American Society of Journalists & Authors.