Wow! I was reading Patricia Riley Giff’s blog (you know, LILY’S CROSSING, PICTURES OF HOLLIS WOODS, ELEVEN, etc.) when I read this, (which I consider one of my best Christmas gifts!):
“For books I wish I had written for the same age group, don’t miss these.
Kathryn Erskine: MOCKINGBIRD (National Book AWARD)
Jewell Parker Rhodes: THE NINTH WARD
Clare Vanderpool: MOON OVER MANIFEST
You might want to buy two copies and keep one for yourself to read. Mmmm, that fireplace, mmm, that snow outside.”
Thank you, Patricia Riley Giff!! And Merry Christmas!