★ Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt ~ Probably my favorite middle grade book of all time. Not for the youngest or most reluctant readers, but the story and the characters and the writing are all amazing.
Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok. This was an excellent read! Kwok's descriptions of Kim's life. Kim's misunderstanding of what her teachers and classmates are saying when she first starts school are really funny. Read the rest of my review here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/491367180
Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool | LibraryThing. A great read for all ages! - pfb. Historical Fiction, Mystery, 1930s, Small Town, Kansas, Great Depression, Drought, Dust Bowl, Family History, Secrets