Love Like Sky

Author:   Leslie Youngblood
Publisher:   Disney Book Publishing Inc.
ISBN:  

9781368016506


Pages:   304
Publication Date:   06 November 2018
Recommended Age:   From 8 to 12 years
Format:   Hardback
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G-baby and her younger sister, Peaches, are still getting used to their blended-up family. They live with Mama and Frank out in the suburbs, and they haven't seen their real daddy much since he married Millicent. G-baby misses her best friend back in Atlanta, and is crushed that her glamorous new stepsister, Tangie, wants nothing to do with her. G-baby is so preoccupied with earning Tangie's approval that she isn't there for her own little sister when she needs her most. Peaches gets sick-really sick. Suddenly, Mama and Daddy are arguing like they did before the divorce, and even the doctors at the hospital don't know how to help Peaches get better. It's up to G-baby to put things right. She knows Peaches can be strong again if she can only see that their family's love for her really is like sky.

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Author:   Leslie Youngblood
Publisher:   Disney Book Publishing Inc.
Imprint:   Disney Press
ISBN:  

9781368016506


ISBN 10:   1368016502
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   06 November 2018
Recommended Age:   From 8 to 12 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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AccoladesSIBA 2018 Fall Okra Pick Youngblood gives G-Baby's narration energy and detail, and her desperate longings for approval... are vividly and authentically preteen... The warm and committed... African-American family is good literary company, and readers may hope to see more adventures from G-Baby. --BCCB Using beautiful prose, Youngblood's debut explores the expansive love only siblings can have for one another, while capturing the heart and soul of what it means to be a blended family. The multilayered characters and compelling story will resonate with readers... Young readers will fall in love with these characters and gain a new favorite author. --Booklist * Youngblood's debut is a celebration of intergenerational family bonds. Readers in co-parenting or blended families especially will relate to the conflicts between Georgie's loving but imperfect parents. An openhearted, endearing, and unforgettable debut about the challenges of friendship, growing up, and the boundless love of family. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Readers will fall in love with Georgie and her 'blended-up' family as they navigate tough challenges and new family dynamics. --School Library Journal Brims with charm and compassion. Readers will immediately be rooting for G-Baby, a girl with the biggest heart, trying her hardest to help everyone around her. --Vashti Harrison, New York Times best-selling author of Little Leaders


AccoladesWinter 2018 Kids' Indie Next ListSIBA 2018 Fall Okra PickKirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2018Bookish: Brilliant Book Covers: The Best Covers of November 2018, selectionAtlanta Parent: Best Books of 2018, selectionPennGSE Newsroom: The Best Books of 2018 for Young Readers, selection Youngblood gives G-Baby's narration energy and detail, and her desperate longings for approval... are vividly and authentically preteen... The warm and committed... African-American family is good literary company, and readers may hope to see more adventures from G-Baby. --BCCB Using beautiful prose, Youngblood's debut explores the expansive love only siblings can have for one another, while capturing the heart and soul of what it means to be a blended family. The multilayered characters and compelling story will resonate with readers... Young readers will fall in love with these characters and gain a new favorite author. --Booklist * Youngblood's debut is a celebration of intergenerational family bonds. Readers in co-parenting or blended families especially will relate to the conflicts between Georgie's loving but imperfect parents. An openhearted, endearing, and unforgettable debut about the challenges of friendship, growing up, and the boundless love of family. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Readers will fall in love with Georgie and her 'blended-up' family as they navigate tough challenges and new family dynamics. --School Library Journal Brims with charm and compassion. Readers will immediately be rooting for G-Baby, a girl with the biggest heart, trying her hardest to help everyone around her. --Vashti Harrison, New York Times best-selling author of Little Leaders


Youngblood gives G-Baby's narration energy and detail, and her desperate longings for approval... are vividly and authentically preteen... The warm and committed... African-American family is good literary company, and readers may hope to see more adventures from G-Baby. --BCCB AccoladesSIBA 2018 Fall Okra PickKirkus Best of 2018 List Using beautiful prose, Youngblood's debut explores the expansive love only siblings can have for one another, while capturing the heart and soul of what it means to be a blended family. The multilayered characters and compelling story will resonate with readers... Young readers will fall in love with these characters and gain a new favorite author. --Booklist * Youngblood's debut is a celebration of intergenerational family bonds. Readers in co-parenting or blended families especially will relate to the conflicts between Georgie's loving but imperfect parents. An openhearted, endearing, and unforgettable debut about the challenges of friendship, growing up, and the boundless love of family. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Readers will fall in love with Georgie and her 'blended-up' family as they navigate tough challenges and new family dynamics. --School Library Journal Brims with charm and compassion. Readers will immediately be rooting for G-Baby, a girl with the biggest heart, trying her hardest to help everyone around her. --Vashti Harrison, New York Times best-selling author of Little Leaders


Readers will fall in love with Georgie and her 'blended-up' family as they navigate tough challenges and new family dynamics. --School Library Journal Brims with charm and compassion. Readers will immediately be rooting for G-Baby, a girl with the biggest heart, trying her hardest to help everyone around her. --Vashti Harrison, New York Times best-selling author of Little Leaders


Brims with charm and compassion. Readers will immediately be rooting for G-Baby, a girl with the biggest heart, trying her hardest to help everyone around her. --Vashti Harrison, New York Times best-selling author of Little Leaders


Author Information

Leslie C. Youngblood received an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. A former assistant professor of creative writing at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, she has lectured at Mississippi State University, UNC-Greensboro, and the University of Ghana at Legon. She's been awarded a host of writing honors, including a 2014 Yaddo's Elizabeth Ames Residency, the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Prize, a Hurston Wright Fellowship, and the Room of Her Own Foundation's 2009 Orlando Short Story Prize. In 2010 she won the Go On Girl! Book Club Aspiring Writer Award. Born in Bogalusa, Louisiana, and raised in Rochester, she's fortunate to have a family of natural storytellers and a circle of supportive family and friends. Love Like Sky is her debut novel.

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