Some Places More Than Others
All Amara wants is to visit her father's family in Harlem. Her wish comes true when her dad decides to bring her along on a business trip. She can't wait to finally meet her extended family and stay in the brownstone where her dad grew up. Plus, she wants to visit every landmark from the Apollo to Langston Hughes's home. But her family, and even the city, is not quite what Amara thought. Her dad doesn’t speak to her grandpa, and the crowded streets can be suffocating as well as inspiring. But as she learns more and more about Harlem—and her father’s history—Amara realizes how, in some ways more than others, she can connect with this other home and family.
This is a powerful story about family, the places that make us who we are, and how we find ways to connect to our history across time and distance.
JLG Release: Dec 2019
Awards & Honors
CSMCL Best Books - 2019
Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Elementary School 2020-2021
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Booklist, School Library Journal*, The Horn Book Magazine, Kirkus Reviews
School Library Journal
8 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A