310, 14 pages ; 21 cm
Age group: age Preteens lcdgt
Educational level group: edu Middle school students lcdgt
Educational level group: edu Sixth grade students lcdgt
Educational level group: edu Seventh grade students lcdgt
Educational level group: edu Eighth grade students lcdgt
National/regional group: nat Tennesseans lcdgt
Gender group: gdr Women lcdgt
Includes excerpt from The mighty heart of Sunny St. James.
Is this what a crush felt like? A constant stomachache, a bubbly feeling in your fingertips? When a tornado rips through town, twelve-year-old Ivy Aberdeen's house is destroyed and her family of six 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 has gone missing. Mysteriously, Ivy's drawings begin to reappear in her locker with notes from someone telling her to open up about her identity. Ivy thinks - and hopes - that this someone might be her classmate, a girl on whom Ivy has begun to develop a crush. Will Ivy find the strength and courage to follow her true feelings? Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World is an exquisite, tender novel about emerging identity, enriching middle-grade literature at large. -- From dust jacket.
Nutmeg Book Award nominee, Grade 7-8 Middle School, 2021.
A Junior Library Guild selection, April 2018
ALSC Notable Children's Book, 2019
Chicago Public Library Best Fiction for Older Readers, 2018
Kirkus Prize Nominee for Young Readers' Literature, 2018
NCTE Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children Recommended Book, 2019
New York Public Library Best Books for Kids, 2018
NPR Best Books, 2018
Rainbow Book List, 2019
School Library Journal's Best Books, 2018
Stonewall Book Award, Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children's & Young Adult Literature Honor, 2019
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2019
Accelerated Reader MG 4.5 8.0.