Author: Rebecca Stead
Since her parents got divorced four years ago, 12-year-old Bea has kept a list of things that will not change – like the fact that both her parents will always love her. It helps her manage her anxiety even as the world around her feels uncertain and scary. However, with her dad’s upcoming marriage to Jesse, Bea worries that she might not be able to keep everything under control. She adores her soon-to-be stepdad and is so excited to finally have a sister, but starting a new family has its own hurdles. And she soon discovers that not everyone in her community is happy to see two men getting married. Your young readers will cherish Bea’s heartfelt story as she learns that change, while scary, can sometimes bring about something wonderful.
Ages 8-12. 224pp.