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Ways to Make Sunshine
Ways to Make Sunshine | Renée Watson
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From Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award winner Renée Watson comes the first book in a young middle grade series about Ryan Hart, a girl who is pure spirit, kindness, and sunshine. Ryan Hart has a lot on her mind--school, self-image, and especially family. Her dad finally has a new job, but money is tight. That means some changes, like selling their second car and moving into a new (old) house. But Ryan is a girl who knows how to make sunshine out of setbacks. As her brother says when he raps about her, she's got the talent that matters most: it's a talent that can't be seen, she's nice, not mean! Ryan is all about trying to see the best in people, to be a good daughter, a good sister, a good friend. But even if her life isn't everything she would wish for, when her big brother is infuriating, her parents don't quite understand, and the unexpected happens, she always finds a way forward, with grace and wit. And plenty of sunshine. 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.
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DebbieGrillo
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The books I got for my 8 year-old niece for Christmas. Also got the game Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza.

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megnews
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Mehso-so

This is a simple book about some big life changes. I generally love Renee Watson but this is not a favorite for me.

#MGMarch book 1

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Nebklvr
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Pickpick

A short and very sweet book. I wish the ending had been a little more complete. Perhaps it is the first in a series?

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Bookgoil
Ways to Make Sunshine | Renée Watson
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It‘s late Sunday and I never made my #bookreport and #weeklyforecast although I just finished some books so currently only reading one. Had a great #24b4monday this weekend to help me catch up!

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Peaceful_Reader
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Pickpick

I love all of Renee Watson‘s stories and this one is no exception. Ryan is a lovable character that tries hard to be a good person but still bothers her older brother Ray. This is the first in a series and I look forward to the next one.

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LibrarianRyan
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riversong153
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This middle grade novel was so cute. It‘s a reimagining of Ramona Quimby. Ryan (on the cover) struggles with a number of things after her family moves and her dad gets a new job. Very realistic and heartwarming at the same time.

Sace Sounds good! I'm putting it on hold. 2y
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