I love Hans Christian Andersen and many references to his stories are made, with the main story following “The Snow Queen.” It's a great outsider tale and Hazel is a wonderful, strong main character. Book worms will appreciate all the literary references Hazel makes. I’d give this to anyone looking for a fairy tale retold, a modern school story, or a fantasy because it is all three.
Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu
Tags: Contemporary Fiction, Fairy Tales, Fantasy, Friendship, People of Color, Retellings, School Stories