Here’s what Goodreads has to say about THE WEIGHT OF WATER :
Armed with a suitcase and an old laundry bag filled with clothes, Kasienka and her mother head for England. Life is lonely for Kasienka. At home her mother’s heart is breaking and at school friends are scarce. But when someone special swims into her life, Kasienka learns that there might be more than one way for her to stay afloat.” “”””The Weight of Water” is a startlingly original piece of fiction; most simply a brilliant coming of age story, it also tackles the alienation experienced by many young immigrants. Moving, unsentimental and utterly page-turning, we meet and share the experiences of a remarkable girl who shows us how quiet courage prevails.
And here’s what to expect with SALT by Helen Frost.
Twelve-year-olds Anikwa, of the Miami village of Kekionga, and James, of the trading post outside Fort Wayne, find their friendship threatened by the rising fear and tension brought by the War of 1812.
So I had big plans of making this VerseDay post all about all the great verse I found at ALA in Chicago, but as usual I came down with a cold and have been laying around feeling sorry for myself for two days.
Anyway, instead I thought I would take the opportunity to launch my new book trailer for AUDACIOUS. I hope you enjoy it.