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Eleven-year-old Calli Gold is the quiet third child in a family of loud overachievers. In fact, the family motto is Be Gold. Calli's sister is on an ice-skating team, and her brother's a basketball star. Her parents are sure she has a hidden gift for something. They just have to figure out what it is! But Calli has flopped at everything she's tried. She sure doesn't feel lEleven-year-old Calli Gold is the quiet third child in a family of loud overachievers. In fact, the family motto is Be Gold. Calli's sister is on an ice-skating team, and her brother's a basketball star. Her parents are sure she has a hidden gift for something. They just have to figure out what it is! But Calli has flopped at everything she's tried. She sure doesn't feel like a Gold. Until a new person enters her life. Second grader Noah Zullo might seem strange to some people, but Calli can't help liking him, and they become partners in their school's Peer Helper Program. When they create a booth for the Friendship Fair, they fill it with secrets and surprises. And as Calli and Noah work and learn together, they even surprise themselves.Michele Weber Hurwitz's debut is an endearing and gently humorous story about the true meaning of achievement and the important things an "ordinary" kid has to offer.From the Hardcover edition....

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Calli Be Gold Reviews

  • Kellee
    2019-02-16 09:22

    I often wish I had a family and/or friends shelf but I never add it (because I’d then obsessively go through all of the books I’ve read to label if needed), but I think without those shelves you don’t get the full sense of what this book is about. It is about finding friendship when you need it. It is about how everyone find success in a different way. It is about a family figuring out how to just be happy.

  • Lorenza
    2019-02-16 03:08

    Loved it!

  • H
    2019-02-09 03:06

    A terrific story about 5th grade Calli Gold, the third child in a family of over-achievers. Calli's problem is she just doesn't seem to be good at anything. She isn't a great basketball player like freshman star Alex, she can't skate like sister Becca. She likes to be quiet, and watch, and think. But the "Be Gold" motto means her parents keep putting her in activities hoping she'll "find her passion." But when Calli impulsively pairs herself with a lonely second grader during peer time, she just might find what she loves, even if it isn't what her family views as important. A great choice for grades 4-6, especially those kids who may have gifts other than smarts or athletics. Fills a very nice niche in children's books.

  • Mrs. Girling
    2019-02-01 06:19

    I LOVED this book! Calli's character tries to find her talent but feels like she is always coming up short. Her family is a family of SUPERSTARS, and she feels like the odd man out until she has a chance to get to know a special boy named Noah.The author's style is very real, and Calli's family seems like it could be ANY typical family.

  • Mya Maliyevsky
    2019-01-29 03:56

    I loved it, today was just going to read 30 minuutes but it got sooo interesting, I finished the book. It is a lot about friendship and not fitting in. It related to me so much.

  • Catherine
    2019-01-22 09:19

    This book is a book about how even if you don’t get pointed out, you still did a great thing. This book was written by Michele Weber Hurwitz. It is realistic fiction. It is also about a girl named Calli and her family. The plot is easy to follow along with. The plot twist starts from the beginning of the book, all the way to the last page.Calli’s family is very competitive family that always gets the gold. You can find her at an ice-rink, and then 2 minutes later, she is at her brother’s basketball game. I found this book very fun to read and it had a very nice ending. There was a great moral to the story, which was it is ok to be average. I thought that when she was helping that kid that had a disability was very important to the story. It shows that just because you aren’t goldd, doesn’t mean you can’t be gold for a moment. I really liked this book about the characters too. There were no random characters just put in there for the fun of it, and the role of each character was important to the ending of the book. I found this book easy to follow along with, and clearly can write a description of each character of the book.I give this book 5 stars because it was a great book that I could follow along with and really great characters that helped me understand the book the whole way through the book. I would totally recommend this book to anyone to read for fun, or for someone who feels like they are not a winner. I really would also recommend this to peer mediators because it would help their mindset and skillset helping the children in the school.

  • ilia
    2019-02-08 04:55

    This was the best

  • Vanessa Wojciechowski
    2019-02-18 10:18

    Michele Weber Hurwitz’s Calli Be Gold is about a girl named Calli whose whole family is based of of talent and skill. Calli’s parents encourage her to find her talent using force Calli struggles badly. Will Calli be able to find her talent or stand up to her parents? I love the conflict of this book being influence from Calli’s family making her something she isn’t. I really think that the part about her siblings strong talents really ties the conflict together. If you enjoyed The Summer I Saved The World in 65 Days then you would enjoy this book. I really thought that this book was great because of the fact that she stands up for herself and for others in the story including Noah. I felt like the inclusion of Noah in this book brought it to a whole nother level because you worry not only for Calli, but for Noah too.I feel like the pressure put on Calli is so realistic and is probably a normal situation all over the world wich makes this book quite realistic.

  • Emily
    2019-01-25 02:21

    Overall Review: Poor Calli. She feels like such an outcast in her family. It seems that everyone is a superstar, but she just can’t cut it! She’s tried just about everything, and nothing seems to fit. Her parents are determined, though. After all, isn’t that what life is all about? Being busy and being important? Calli doesn’t think so. She feels such pressure from her parents to find something that will bring her fame and fortune, but she just wants to be ordinary. This entire story is a gentle reminder to step back and remember that it’s ok to just be yourself! I could empathize with her frustration as she feels left behind and neglected and struggles to find ways to express herself, but no one is paying any attention. The sweet tone of this discouraged young woman reminds us that many times our talents aren’t recognized with medals and trophies! We learn that to be a true friend and be loved is worth more than winning a basketball game; that things don’t have to be big and ‘important’ to really make a difference; that it’s important to be a part of a family, but it’s ok to be an individual, too. Calli is such a cute girl, and her friends were so funny! Little Noah stole my heart, and I wanted to hug him! Calli Be Gold is a perfect book for those who need a reminder that they’re still great people even if they’re not the star, and for parents to remember to step back and let our kids be kids for just a little while longer—leaving room for them to grow and become whomever they choose. Overall rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars!Content Review:PROFANITY: One mild instanceVIOLENCE: NoneSEXUAL CONTENT: A few mild instancesMATURE THEMES: MildRECOMMENDED AGE GROUP: 12+This lovely coming of age story has only one exclamation of profanity, no violence, and only a few instances that may be considered as sexual content: There is talk of a peer who has started wearing a bra; and when the P.E. teacher tells the class they’ll be discussing puberty in health, the boys start to laugh and chant ‘u-ter-us’, thinking they’re absolutely hilarious. The themes are mild, talking about family life, fitting in, knowing who you are, and learning to stand for yourself. Sweet and accessible to all ages, Calli Be Gold is a Squeaky Clean Read for ages 12+!PictureThis review was written by EmilyA Squeaky Clean Reads Book ReviewerThis book was sent to Squeaky Clean Reads by Random House Children's Books for a reviewTo see more fantastic books on review with content in mind, visit us at Squeaky Clean Reads!!

  • Lucy
    2019-02-15 01:55

    This book is like the exact opposite of "The Whole Story of Half a Girl" to me. In "Half a Girl" I thought the plot was fairly lacking, though I really enjoyed the writing and the characters and found them engaging and believable - sort of more like a good but very long short story instead of a novel. In "Calli Be Gold", I thought the writing was fairly poor (perhaps that can partly be explained by being intended for a younger audience, though the main characters of the two books are almost the same age; one is in fifth grade and one in sixth) - it wasn't subtle at all (I felt like the end of basically every chapter at first was Calli stating something to the effect of AND HERE IS THE CENTRAL STRUGGLE OF THE STORY FROM THE PLOT SYNOPSIS. I'M NOW STATING IT AGAIN FOR YOU CLEARLY AND BUILDING TENSION BY WONDERING IF IT WILL EVER BE RESOLVED) and the plot felt like "all loose ends tied up neatly at the end! and everyone changed for the better, even though they showed no signs of changing their deeply held issues until this very last chapter or at least the penultimate chapter!" So, see, already, the opposite complaint of "Half a Girl," which felt unresolved and sort of left me wondering why they chose to end the story there, where as this felt like all the problems were artificially fixed. Anyway, carrying on, I also felt that all the characters in "Calli Be Gold" except for Calli, Noah, and Alex were pretty weak. So that's lots of bad . . . . . . but I really, really liked Calli. And I liked her friendship with Noah. And I liked the point of the story, which was that real friendship with just one person is an achievement that is maybe even worth more than the things we usually celebrate. I don't feel like I can give the book two stars, even though based on the writing, I really wanted to. So I give it three, because I think the central point of the story is beautiful, even if the way it's presented isn't very polished.Oh, and one more petty complaint: I really, really, really don't like the title. It seems to me like it was a reference (perhaps unintentional?) to Johnny B. Goode, which has nothing to do with the story, so it bothered me. And also THE TITLE SHOULD HAVE A COMMA IN IT. It just really bothers me. I think it's stupid. But that's super petty.

  • Cindy Hudson
    2019-01-24 02:16

    Calli feels as though she’s the only one in her family who is not a super achiever. Her brother excels at basketball, her sister skates and her parents are busy getting them to practices and games and cheering them on. As the youngest, Calli often feels she gets no attention because she’s average and happy to be that way. But when her fifth grade class is paired with a group of second graders as part of a Peer Helper Program, she may just find something she is happy to excel at.Calli Be Gold by Michele Weber Hurwitz is sure to strike a chord with both moms and daughters. Calli’s mom never has a spare moment, rushing from one event to another with post-it notes stuck to her steering wheel to help her remember where she’s going. Her dad pushes all the kids to be super achievers, and he asks them each to report on their accomplishments every night at dinner. The portrait is of a family so busy doing, they don’t have time to relax. That lifestyle is bound to be familiar to many readers.Calli has to figure out how to let her family know that she doesn’t want to jump onto the merry-go-round of activities. The family dynamic is complicated by the fact that both of her parents didn’t get to achieve things they wanted when they were children, so they are determined that their own kids won’t have similar regrets.Calli’s relationship with Noah, the second-grader she works with for the Peer Helper Program, helps her see what’s really important and find a way to let everyone else know how she feels. Noah faces challenges of his own, and as she gets to know him better, she realizes what her own strengths are.Mother-daughter book clubs with girls aged 9 to 13 will have a lot to talk about after reading Calli Be Gold. They can talk about the things they like to do and what motivates them to do those things. They can talk about the difficulties and challenges family members sometimes face when communicating with each other. Also, there are issues with Calli and her friends at school, as well as with Noah, that should provide for interesting discussion. I highly recommend it.The author provided me with a copy of this book to review.

  • Tami
    2019-02-08 09:19

    Calli Be Gold is Lovelace nominee choice which will particularly appeal to young female readers because Calli is such a genuine and convincing character. The youngest of three siblings, Calli's older brother is a basketball star and her sister is a member of a competition synchronized skating team. Their calendar at home is covered in post-its, color-coded to match each individual and his or her activities. There are few post-its on the calendar for Calli. Her father, especially, pushes her to try activity after activity in an effort to find something at which she excels: her passion. Calli doesn't have a passion for anything exclusively and she feels out-of-place within her own family.A lot of young people (and adults too, for that matter) can identify with the feeling that he or she isn't "good" at anything special. There is a lot of emphasis on "success," "winning," and high scores in both academic and athletic arenas. Calli helps us all to realize it's okay to have your passion be compassion for others, laughing with friends while sledding down a hill or simply a quiet cup of hot chocolate while curled up in a big comfy chair with no scheduled appointments for an afternoon.So much of growing up, and continuing to grow as individuals even when we are adults is rooted in finding our own unique voice in a world that can often be VERY LOUD. Calli Be Gold is a independent or read-aloud choice from the Lovelace nominees which offers the opportunity to spur a discussion about these very things in a classroom or a family.

  • Kate
    2019-01-19 06:16

    Youngest child Calli Gold feels overlooked in a family of high achievers. Her sister Becca is on a highly-ranked competitive figure skating team; her brother Alex is a star on his basketball team. And Calli? Well, she's tried several things, but nothing has stuck. Mostly Calli likes to think and observe rather than try to excel at an activity. She's resigned herself to her position as the family underachiever until she meets Noah at the skating rink where her sister competes. Shy and reclusive, Noah catches Calli's eye - and a few days later, when her fifth-grade class undertakes a peer mentoring project, she sees him in the classroom of second-graders that they will be working with. Before she knows it, Calli's spending her time trying to coax Noah out of his shell. But can she make her family realize that she has her own unique talents?This was a cute read, although not quite as polished as Hurwitz's second novel The Summer I Saved the World in 65 Days. The setting is American suburbia, so children who live in that setting will feel right at home in Calli's hometown and with her family. There are some important themes here that I think are often not addressed in children's fiction today, particularly realistic fiction - that it's okay to not be super awesome at some sport or artistic pursuit, and that sometimes being a compassionate person is enough in and of itself. So much of today's realistic fiction for kids centers around a child who excels at something, and it's refreshing to read a story of finding oneself that doesn't have those themes.

  • Christy
    2019-02-18 08:52

    Calli is an average 5th grade girl growing up in a family of high achievers. Pressured by her family motto to "Be Gold" she is uncertain as to where she fits in with her family. Unfortunately, Calli not only feels she has yet to find her proud moments but she is a disappointment to her parents as well. Her parents are pushing her to be successful at something but she just wants to be ordinary and feels that being quiet is okay in this family of louds. The family life is guided by be loud and get noticed and that being busy is a matter of importance. When she meets Noah, who faces a few challenges himself, the two begin a very special and much needed friendship. In a society today of constantly being on the go and over scheduling, this story could hit home with many readers. Calli's family represents many today with hectic schedules and trying to balance out each child's activity, especially on the same day. By the end of the book, there are a lot of good character developments among the family members. Many parents could read this story as well. It would gently remind us to sit back and take a look at our own family dynamics and what is truly important. I liked this book and think that it showed how important listening is, compassion and that rewards can come in small packages instead of an award or trophy.

  • Sps
    2019-02-11 06:55

    Review for workA middle-grade novel of average quality that nonetheless may find a readership due to its topic: feeling like everyone else in a type-A family has star quality, but not you. The inter-family dynamics are much more credible than the school dynamics, and the younger child whom Calli befriends, and who is being tested for unspecified learning differences, seems much more plot device than person. While in the end a teacher declares that being a good friend and compassion are Calli’s areas to shine, throughout most of the book Calli is actually fairly sullen and put-upon. The first-person present-tense narration is full of moments like “I’m noticing all the things no one else notices,” (24), which a) readers don’t actually know to be true, since we don’t have anyone else’s perspective and b) have an off-putting tinge of narcissism. In more skillful hands (I’m thinking someone like Phyllis Reynolds Naylor or Lauren Myracle) this could have had more emotional resonance; in fluffier hands (like the Candy Apple series) it would have more chick-lit Jr. appeal. Without either sort of appeal, I think we can skip this one.

  • Arthur Pengerbil
    2019-02-17 01:56

    Reading Level: Grades 4-6Quiet Calli Gold feels out of place in her family of achievers. Her older brother Alex is the star of his school's basketball team. Her older sister Becca is an ice skater. The family calender is loaded with post-it notes, blue for Alex's games and practices, pink for Becca. Calli's color is yellow. There only two yellow post-its up for the whole month, appointments for the dentist and a haircut.Calli's parents are sure if Calli would just be willing to try she would find her place to shine. Calli HAS tried. So far she has tried and failed gymnastics, ballet, soccer, baton twirling, violin and origami. Now her father has signed her up for acting.Can Calli ever be appreciated for who she is in this high octane family?For other stories of a kid feeling out of place in their family try::Our Only May Amelia by Jennifer HolmThe Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet by Erin Dionne andA Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda UrbanFor more book reviews from the HPPL Youth Department, click here.

  • Michele
    2019-02-06 06:01

    I love this book.It is a beautiful story about the value and pleasure of making connections in the world around you. Calli is a third child in a family of overachievers and is constantly feeling the pressure to find a passion in which she can achieve greatness. The thing about Calli is that she really just wants to "be"--she wants to enjoy fall leaves, go sledding, or watch a movie with friends. She wants to talk about her concerns, whether they be the extinction of the polar bears, or the boy she met hiding under the hockey-foosball table at the ice rink. What makes this book stand out is that it isn't just a book about a busy family not taking the time to appreciate life. It also demonstrates just how important those simple connections between people really are. Calli is an observant girl who is able to recognize and understand an unusual 2nd grade boy she is paired with. Calli's friendship with Noah is the centerpiece of the entire book, reminding readers of not only the importance but also the power of friendship. The book is also funny and feels completely true to an upper elementary school world. Don't miss this book!

  • Hilary
    2019-02-13 06:54

    Fifth-grader, Calli Gold, is a quiet girl stuck in a family of louds. They all seem to have a special talent and her parents are pushing her to find a talent of her own in which she can shine. She's pretty sure that she is just ordinary, but that doesn't cut it in the Gold family. In the midst of all her ordinariness she meets a strange second-grade boy, Noah Zullo, who becomes her partner for the schools peer to peer project. Noah tends to hide under his desk and ignore pretty much everything going on around him. Callie doesn't let that stop her, though, from trying to befriend him and bring him out of his shell.A good read-alike for fans of Rules by Cynthia Lord. Callie's main goal - to show her parents that she is fine just the way she is - never gets forgotten even through other smaller storylines that pepper the book. There is just enough tension to keep the plot moving and interesting. Callie is a girl that most fifth graders could relate with and will enjoy reading about and her struggle (acceptance) is pretty universal. A heartwarming middle grade novel for grades 4 and up.

  • Jackie
    2019-02-02 08:00

    Calli can't possibly belong in the high-achieving Gold family... her brother Alex is a superstar basketball player, Becca and her ice skating team is poised to take the championship this season, and mom and dad are high-achievers on their own. So, where does ordinary, average Calli fit in? Everything they've signed her up for has fizzled. That's when Calli meets second-grader Noah Zullo, who is a little different and the kids tease him. He hides under his desk at school and hears his parents whisper about the doctor's diagnose. But, Calli only sees a little person who needs a friend and her compassion come sparkling through. Calli and Noah are peer partners at school and they work on a friendship booth for the school fair. Will their idea be laughed at or taken to heart?Calli Be Gold is story full of questions all of us should ask ourselves everyday...are we empathetic to others troubles, can we move beyond the quest to be the best always, and can we find goodness in ordinary joy? Calli finds a way to make her average life shine. It makes you stop and think.

  • Linnae
    2019-02-01 10:15

    Calli Gold is a quiet in a family of louds. While her parents and siblings analyze and fret over being the best (the family motto is "Be Gold"), Calli notices things. If anyone would ask her she could tell them a lot about themselves. Her parents are sure she'll find her great passion, if she just keeps trying. The thing is, she doesn't mind being ordinary. Really. Then her school class teams up with a class of 2nd graders for peer mentoring, and she is partnered with a boy named Noah, who has many difficulties. Calli's "ordinary" talents of patience and kindness begin to draw him out, and they even come up with a great idea for the Friendship Fair. But will Calli's family be able to appreciate her achievements? Quiet Calli may prove to be the catalyst her family needs to make some changes that will make them all a lot happier.This book had heart! Well-written and engaging. Family dynamics were spot-on; I really liked how they handled conflicts and changes. And Calli was a character to root for, right from the beginning. Highly recommended.

  • Memory Toast
    2019-02-05 07:05

    Having a really hard time reviewing books lately, so I'm gonna take a different approach and compare this book to a drink. Seemed like raspberry-iced tea with a touch of lemon juice:- somewhat sweet - the main character, Calli, is a generally good kid and her friendship with a younger boy who's out-of-the-box is touching- a little sour - all the adults in the book seem to be driven by the wrong things, fairly oblivious and not good at real communication, or not involved enough until the end of the book- good for a hot summer day - easy reading, with a plot that makes sense. I was curious enough about how things would pan out to keep turning the pages, but I don't know if I would have kept at it if I didn't have the large amounts of reading time afforded to me by summer- left me wanting some more - I think a sequel about how Calli, and her two best friends, Wanda and Claire, handle middle school, considering they made a apct to stay friends, and that shows how Calli's family moves forward from their adopting new attitudes would be interesting

  • Tiffany
    2019-01-21 01:52

    See my full review here: http://misstiffreads.blogspot.com/201...Everyone in Calli's family is golden. Her brother is a basketball star, her sister is an ice skater, and her parents are convinced that Calli is exceptional at something, they just haven't found it yet. What Calli does appear to be good at is noticing every little thing around her, a skill that leads her to Noah, a little boy hiding under the air hockey table at the ice rink. Surprisingly, Calli's class becomes mentors for Noah's class and Calli volunteers to be Noah's mentor. Everyone else is busy reading with their student while Calli is just quietly sitting with Noah under his desk. When it comes time for the friendship fair, Calli and Noah come up with an idea that describes their friendship, but with her family's packed schedule, it looks like no one will come. Calli is an amazing character that is a champion for all readers that are tried of being overshadowed by siblings.

  • Lisa Ard
    2019-01-28 06:03

    Calli is quiet and ordinary in a family of loud overachievers. Her dad just wants her to find 'her passion'. Mom is the "CFO (Chief Family Organizer)" and dying to put some color-coded post-it notes on the family calendar for Calli. Although Calli has "tried gymnastics, ballet, soccer, baton twirling, violin, and even origami", not one turned out to be her thing.When Calli begins to work with a second grader (Noah) facing some challenges, she discovers what she's good at - being herself. She relates to Noah, in feeling alone and different. Through this growing friendship, she a good person despite her family's label of ordinary. In this novel of self-discovery, Calli will show her whole family how to be happy - not through overachievement and overscheduling, but through choosing to be who you are. Great theme for today's busy kids and families.

  • Joanne Zienty
    2019-01-20 01:53

    What's it like to be the quiet child in a loud family? The average child in the midst of over-scheduled overachievers? Eleven-year-old Calli Gold knows and she's happy to tell you all about it in this delightful testimony to the power of being ordinary. You will laugh and nod knowingly as she spins her story from the view of the backseat of the family van, as her mom careens around town with color-coded PostIt Notes attached to the steering wheel, and at the dinner table, as her father interrogates his children on their significant events of the day. Unlike her older brother and sister, Calli is convinced she has no special talent - and she's okay with that. Until the day she meets the strange little Noah, hiding under a foosball table at the skating rink. That's when the words "special" and "talent" take on a whole new meaning in her life.

  • Kathryn
    2019-01-20 05:09

    This book was on the IL Bluestem Award list last year, which is geared toward 3-5 graders. It was my last read aloud to my 4th graders this year. I would say it is the perfect book for a 5th grade girl as it deals with some puberty stuff from that side of things (bras, uterus, etc.) This story also focuses on a girl named Calli who is having a hears time feeling like she fits in in her family, and also finding what her talents are and what she is good at. Seems pretty accurate in describing modern families that I have seen who push their kids to be both academic and sports all-stars, to their detriment. Ends about being a sweet story and change happens.

  • Allison
    2019-02-06 08:04

    This book was a bit harder to read than I had expected. The tagline mentions that Calli is quiet in a family of loud people, but when you read it, she's a classic introvert. And as an introvert, it was painful to read about one whose family so misunderstood her that they didn't know how to help her. Up until the end, it seemed as though they were doing real damage. Maybe I'm just sensitive as an introvert, but I'm lucky. My whole family is pretty introverted. I did enjoy how Calli learned about herself though. I was very happy to see her help someone else out, even though she didn't know so much that she was doing it.

  • Rida Hoti
    2019-01-18 06:01

    "A little gem of a book for all wild-hearted lovers of the natural world."—Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewJulie of the Wolves meets Hatchet in this middle grade novel that follows twelve-year-old Nika and her seven-year-old brother, Randall, as they leave their California foster home to spend a summer with their long-lost uncle. There she finds an orphaned wolf pup in a cave, whose mother has been shot.This compelling first novel explores themes of searching for family and finding a balance between caring for— and leaving alone—wild animals.

  • Jen
    2019-02-15 05:04

    Calli is just a normal 5th grader, but that is not good enough because she is a part of the Gold Family. Her older brother Alex Gold is a great basketball player, and her sister is on a competitive skating squad. Her father and mother are constantly enrolling her in classes and programs so she can find her passion. Instead of finding her passion she finds an unlikely friend at school; a 2nd grader with some disabilities. Will Calli be able to show her family she is more than good enough and has other talents like helping people?

  • Cathe Olson
    2019-01-28 04:17

    erful story about a 5th grade girl, Callie, in a family of overachievers. She has no special talent, no special passion--but is just a nice, compassionate person. If only her family would realize it's not always about what you do, but about who you are. Hopefully Callie will enlighten them . . .Great writing, great story, moved well -- highly recommended for 3rd to 5th grade girls. I'm passing it on to my daughter right now.

  • Vernon Area Public Library KIDS
    2019-02-06 09:20

    Local author, Michele Weber Hurwitz has written an interesting story about a quiet, introspective girl stuck in an overachieving family. Her struggle to find her place in the family and gain self-esteem through her own everyday accomplishments makes this a story to which many children could relate. It is recommended for children in grades four to six and would make an excellent book for mothers and daughters to discuss.Reviewed by: Carol Kaner, Youth Services, Vernon Area Public Library