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When Life Gives You Mangos

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When Life Gives You Mangos by Kereen Getten
Hardcover $16.99
Oct 20, 2020 | ISBN 9780593173978

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“A heartfelt and accessible debut about friendship, memory, and forgiveness.” —Tae Keller, author of Newbery Medal winner When You Trap a Tiger

When Life Gives You Mangos is a wonderful story with great heart, mystery, and insight. What a treat to walk alongside Clara in her vibrant Jamaican home, through the peaks and valleys of the human experience—heartache and joy, alienation and deep friendship, regret and redemption. Clara is the girl we all wish was our best friend—honest, spirited, and real. Kereen Getten is a bright new voice. Her writing strikes the perfect balance of beauty, depth, and a touch of mango!” —Clare Vanderpool, author of Newbery Medal winner Moon Over Manifest and Printz Honor book Navigating Early 

“A heartwarming yet suspenseful debut about the strength of family, the turmoil of friendships lost and found, and most importantly, remembering who you are.” —Lynne Kelly, author of the Schneider Award winner Song for a Whale 
 
“Getten’s handling of potentially tough topics like family, disability, and religion is spot-on, weaving important discussions into an adventurous, summery plot that just keeps going.” —SLJ, starred review

“Getten lures readers in. Readers occupy pretty much the same position as the island kids, puzzling over clues and gossip but unable to pry out the truth.” —The Bulletin, Starred Review

“A touching novel about letting go of the past and moving on.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Deft storytelling and an authentic rendering of a child’s voice make this a promising debut.” —The Horn Book

Awards

Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book SELECTION 2020

Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices SELECTION 2021

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