Ways to Make Sunshine (A Ryan Hart Story #1)
By: Renée Watson
From Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award-winner Renée Watson comes the first book in a young middle grade series about Ryan Hart, a 10-year-old girl who is pure spirit, kindness, and sunshine.
Ryan Hart has a lot on her mind–school, self-image, and especially family. Her dad finally has a new job, but money is tight. That means some changes, like selling their second car and moving into a new (old) house. But Ryan is a girl who knows how to make sunshine out of setbacks. As her brother says when he raps about her, she’s got the talent that matters most: it’s a talent that can’t be seen, she’s nice, not mean!