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Young Black girls navigate changing worlds and find their voices in these wonderful new middle grade books.
Renée Watson introduces Ryan Hart in Ways to Make Sunshine, the first in a new series about a Black girl and her family in Portland, Oregon. Ryan tries to always see the best in people and to be a good daughter, sister, and friend, but her life isn’t everything she would wish for. She navigates changes while trying to make sunshine out of setbacks.
Christine Kendall’s The True Definition of Neva Beane is set in West Philadelphia, where Neva Beane has more questions than answers. She is left with what comforts her most: words and their meanings, which she chronicles herself. While the pages of her beloved dictionary reveal truths about what’s happening around her, Neva must discover the best way to define herself.
Moderated by Justice Adrienne Nelson of the Oregon Supreme Court.