Reaching for Sun
Item Number: 4637
- Package Weight: about 1.4 pounds.
Product DescriptionSchneider Family Book Award. Josie Wyatt knows what it means to be different. Her family's small farmhouse seems to shrink each time another new mansion goes up behind it. Her mom is demanding, her gran is opinionated, and her father--well, she's never known him. Then there's her cerebral palsy: even if Josie wants to forget that she was born with a disability, her mom can't seem to let it go. Yet when a strange new boy--Jordan--moves into one of the houses nearby, he seems oblivious to all the things that make Josie different. And before long, Josie finds herself reaching for something she's never really known: a friend ... and possibly more. Interlinked free-verse poems tell the beautiful, heartfelt story of a girl, a proud family farm reduced to a garden, and a year of unforgettable growth.
For ages 9 to 12.
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(From the Middle-School Real-Life Stories shelf.)