Those Kids from Fawn Creek (Large Print / Library Binding)
March/April 2022 Kids Indie Next List
“Erin Entrada Kelly introduces a strong cast of middle schoolers trying to figure out who they are as individuals and as a group. You will miss Orchid Mason as soon as you read the last page. This book belongs in every middle grade classroom.”
— Laurie Higgins, Blue Bunny Books and Toys, Dedham, MA
Can you imagine being one of only 12 kids in the 7th grade in a tiny town in Louisiana? And then a new girl, Orchid, arrives, with stories of having lived in Paris and New York City. How will she affect the friendships and social circles in the tiny class? Can they believe all her stories? Dorothy and Greyson, who don't feel accepted by their families, are the first to reach out to Orchid. But then things get complicated.
A story that’s needed right now. It grabs your heart. Unforgettable characters, and the real-life lessons of kindness, belonging to family and friends, self-acceptance, and standing up for yourself are deeply felt, ones that the Newbery-winning author experienced herself in 7th grade.
(Juvenile fiction, ages 8+)
— From Staff Picks by Nikki