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A Chicago MG from 2003



In 2003 I had never imagined I would be living where this girl lives (the main character, but the author too lives in Chicago)


๐Ÿ“•๐—ง๐—ถ๐˜๐—น๐—ฒ: Sahara Special (first edition 1st April 2003)

๐Ÿ“˜๐—š๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฟ๐—ฒ: Middle-Grade Self-Esteem, School Issues

๐Ÿ“—๐—”๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ผ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ท๐—ผ๐˜†: 9+

โœ๏ธ๐—”๐˜‚๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฟ: Essie Raji Codell author of Educating Esmรฉ: Diary of a Teacher's First-Year

๐Ÿ“š๐—ฃ๐˜‚๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ: Hyperion books for children @littlebrownyoungreaders

๐Ÿ“œ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜€: 192

๐Ÿ“–๐—ฉ๐—ผ๐—น๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ก: 1

๐Ÿ›๐—š๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜:... from bookstore


๐—›๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐—น๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜๐˜€:

๐Ÿ‘‰ Emotional and relatable, set in Chicago

๐Ÿ‘‰ A little girl who wants to be a writer

๐Ÿ‘‰ An amazing Nanny Macphee-ish kind of teacher

๐Ÿ‘‰ A feel-good, uplifting book even during sad chapters


๐–๐ก๐ฒ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ ๐ˆ ๐๐ซ๐š๐ฐ๐ง ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐›๐จ๐จ๐ค?


The cover spoke to me. Grabbed it and couldn't leave without buying it, read it with no clue of what was about. Cover art by Giselle Potter.


๐ŸŽจ @gisellepotter check out the artist she has illustrated many other books including one for Toni Morrison & Slade Morrison (The Big Box)



๐— ๐˜† ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜„:


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Beautiful book. I wish I had a teacher like Sahara did.






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