Ivy Aberdeen&

Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World Book

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Reading level - 8 - 12 years.

When a tornado rips through town, twelve-year-old Ivy Aberdeen's house is destroyed and her family of five is displaced. Ivy feels invisible and ignored in the aftermath of the storm--and what's worse, her notebook filled with secret drawings of girls holding hands with girls has gone missing.

Mysteriously, Ivy's drawings begin to reappear in her locker with notes from someone telling her to speak openly about her identity. Ivy thinks--and hopes--that this someone might be her classmate, another girl for whom Ivy has begun to develop feelings.

* Filling a much-needed gap in middle grade literature, this story addresses not just the topic of a first crush, but also the invisibility frequently felt by middle children...Young readers will find Ivy's challenges very real and will sympathize with her choices, both good and bad.--School Library Journal, starred review

"Ivy's story is no mere niche-filler in LGBTQ middle-grade realism--it's a standard-setter."
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"This is an emotionally sensitive and elegantly written novel about loss and the first stirrings of love."
Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A tenderhearted novel that should be in the hands of every reader."
Kat Yeh, author of The Truth About Twinkie Pie and The Way to Bea

"Ashley Herring Blake's novel captures the confusion, thrills and heartache of a first crush so perfectly that you will hold this book close to your heart."
Lisa Yee, author of the DC Super Hero Girls series

"Blake captures all the exhilaration of a first crush without shying away from Ivy's confusion....The sisters' relationship is one of the great rewards of this novel that includes a large and vivid cast of secondary characters, who give the story its sense of abundant texture."
The New York Times Book Review

"Blake creates a sensitive portrayal of a preteen who's begun to figure herself out but isn't sure how she meshes with others, and of the bumbling and overstressed, but well-meaning, friends and family around her."
The Horn Book

    Author Ashley Herring Blake
    Format Paperback
    Pages 336
    ISBN 9780316515474

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