After her parents' divorce, Bea's life became different in many ways. But she can always look back at the list she keeps in her green notebook to remember the things that will stay the same. The first and most important: Mom and Dad will always love Bea, and each other.
When Dad tells Bea that he and his boyfriend, Jesse, are getting married, Bea is thrilled. Bea loves Jesse, and when he and Dad get married, she'll finally (finally!) have what she's always wanted — a sister. Even though she's never met Jesse's daughter, Sonia, Bea is sure that they'll be "just like sisters anywhere."
As the wedding day approaches, Bea will learn that making a new family brings questions, surprises, and joy — and the important things will always stay the same. This soon-to-be classic by the Newbery Award-winning author of When You Reach Me is full of heart.
"Newbery Medalist Stead’s knack for authentic tween voices ('I didn’t think I could live through that moment of everyone looking at me') shines through in a first-person narration that explores Bea’s rich inner life as she learns, with help, to manage her anxiety. Bea’s interactions with her loving community convey particularly well-drawn dynamics that support themes of building resilience and savoring joy; together, these insightful moments layer into an affecting story of significant middle grade change." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||9 - 12|
|Publication Date||Apr 7, 2020|
|Publisher||Wendy Lamb Books|