BOOK REVIEW Ways To Make Sunshine by Renee Watson Illustrated Mechal Roe
Book Review: Ways To Make Sunshine by Renee Watson Illustrated Mechal Roe
The start of a young middle-grade series for 7+ readers starring a black girl and her relatable and lovable family growing up in middle-class America
When Ryan and her family have to downsize because her Dad has to take a lower-paid job, she and her brother must adjust to a new life. Surrounded by a loving family and supported by loyal friends, Ryan learns to adapt by working hard, making the most of new opportunities while holding on to old traditions.
Children will love Ryan and her struggles with change, friends and self-image. They will definitely want to be best friends with Renee because she is so relatable. It is suitable for young readers with short chapters and adorable line drawings. This contemporary story is full of humour and empathy with an endearing heroine and family dynamic. Another triumph from Renee who has a gift for insightful descriptions and details making you feel you are there in the story. I look forward to Ryan's further adventures.
I'm a BIG fan of Renee Watson's Young Adult books. I especially loved Piecing Me Together, and this is another triumph.