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If You Read This by Kereen Getten
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Aug 16, 2022 | ISBN 9780593174005

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Praise for If You Read This:

★ This delightful coming-of-age story details a transformative experience, pairing vivid characters with an evocative setting and bringing readers on an unforgettable journey. Dazzling.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Getten tenderly emphasizes treasuring loved ones while they’re still around and carrying memories after they’re gone.” —Publishers Weekly

“The strength of the story is in the vibrant community that rises up to support Brie.”—School Library Journal

“Getten backgrounds her story with a joyful, authentic Caribbean setting that pulls from the beauty of the environment and the solid connections between Brie’s family and her community.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Praise for When Life Gives You Mangos:

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

“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

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