This book is a sweet story about friendship and finding your place in the world. Apple's struggles with bullying will ring true with many students and open the eyes and the hearts of others. The new friends that she makes are characters worth rooting for even as they struggle and make mistakes. Apple's passion for the guitar adds more appeal. A thoughtful, heart-warming tale.
Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly
4th - 7th
Tags: Character driven, Contemporary fiction, Family life, Friendship, People of Color, School Stories