Ways to Make Sunshine

Ways to Make Sunshine

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From Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award winner Renée Watson, the first book in a young middle grade series about Ryan Hart, a girl who is pure spirit, kindness, and sunshine.

Ryan Hart can be and do anything. Her name means king, that she is a leader, and she is determined to keep growing into the name her parents gave her. She is all about trying to see the best in people, to be a good daughter, sister, and friend. But Ryan has a lot on her mind. For instance: Dad finally has a new job, but money is still tight. That means some changes, like moving into a new (old) house, and Dad working the night shift. And with the fourth-grad talent show coming up, Ryan wonders what talent she can perform on stage in front of everyone without freezing. As even more changes and challenges come her way, Ryan always finds a way forward and shows she is a girl who knows how to glow.
Acclaimed author Renée Watson writes her own version of Ramona Quimby, one starring a Black girl and her family, in this start to a charming new series.

Acclaim for Ways to Make Sunshine:
A New York Times Best Children's Book of the Year A Parents Magazine Best Book of the Year A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year A WORLD Magazine Best Book of the Year An Amazon Best Book of the Year

Author: Renée Watson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Published: 04/28/2020
Pages: 192
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.68lbs
Size: 8.60h x 5.70w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9781547600564
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.5
Point Value: 4
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 508493 / Ways to Make Sunshine


Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 02/10/2020
Kirkus Reviews 02/15/2020 pg. 134
Booklist 03/15/2020 pg. 65
Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2020 pg. 92
School Library Journal 03/20/2020 pg. 1
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 04/01/2020 pg. 224
Shelf Awareness 04/28/2020
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2020 - Superior,Well Above Average

About the Author

Renée Watson is a New York Times bestselling author. Her novel, Piecing Me Together, received a Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Award. Her books include Love is a Revolution, Ways to Make Sunshine, Ways to Grow Love, Some Places More Than Others, This Side of Home, What Momma Left Me, Betty Before X, cowritten with Ilyasah Shabazz, and Watch Us Rise, cowritten with Ellen Hagan, as well as two acclaimed picture books: A Place Where Hurricanes Happen and Harlem's Little Blackbird, which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. Renée grew up in Portland, Oregon, and splits her time between Portland and New York City.

www.reneewatson.net
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