Bound To Stay Bound

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 Everything in its place : a story of books and belonging
 Author: David-Sax, Pauline

 Publisher:  Doubleday Books for Young Readers (2022)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [34] p., col. ill., 28 cm

 BTSB No: 260978 ISBN: 9780593378823
 Ages: 3-7 Grades: K-2

 Shyness -- Fiction
 Books and reading -- Fiction

Price: $22.58

A shy girl who feels most at home in the school library gains the courage to extend herself to others when she encounters a group of unique, diverse, inspiring women at the diner where her mother works.

 Illustrator: Pinkney Barlow, Charnelle

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (07/15/22)
   Booklist (07/01/22)

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Booklist - 07/01/2022 Shy Nicky spends recess in the library helping Ms. Gillam shelve books to avoid feeling left out on the playground. When Ms. Gillam announces she will be away for a week, Nicky panics: how will she survive outside? Then she meets a group of female motorcycle riders (all different colors, shapes, and sizes) who pause during their Saturday outing to enjoy the food at Nicky's mom's restaurant. She is amazed at what good friends they all are, despite their differences. The next week, Nicky comes to recess prepared with a book and is delighted when she meets another reader. David-Sax's narrative has a lyrical tone that is well suited to a story emphasizing books and reading. Barlow's mixed-media artwork favors blues, pinks, and grays, and parts seem to be rendered in crayon. She also makes use of collaged shapes cut from library catalog cards that complement the story's library/reading themes. It can be tough for kids to find their people; David-Sax and Barlow offer one possible pathway to forging a satisfying friendship. - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

Booklist - 07/01/2022 - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

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