This charming story follows a young girl struggling with, and ultimately triumphing over the kind of setbacks many kids can relate to. It's easy to root for Ryan in this slice-of-life story that is sure to please young chapter book readers and would make a great read-aloud with plenty of springboards for further discussion.
Ways to Make Sunshine by Renée Watson
3rd - 5th grade
tags: character driven, contemporary fiction, family life, friendship, People of Color