Ways To Make Sunshine

ISBN-10: 1547606657
ISBN-13: 9781547606658
Author: Watson, Renee
Illustrated by: Mata, Nina
Interest Level: 2-5
Publisher: Bloomsbury

Publication Date: April 2021

Copyright: 2020

Page Count: 208

Series: Ryan Hart

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Interest Level

Grades 2-5

Reading Level

Guided Reading: Q
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.5
Accelerated Reader Points: 4.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / New Experience

From Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award winner Renee 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 Renee Watson writes her own version of Ramona Quimby, one starring a Bla
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