Hoping that if she wins a local beauty pageant her father will come home, Raymie practices twirling a baton and performing good deeds as she is drawn into an unlikely friendship with a drama queen and a saboteur.
Family Relationships; Single parent; Separation; single mother; separated parents
Berkshire Book Award, 2017, Longlist, Children's Book
Cybils Awards, 2016, Nominee, Middle Grade Fiction
National Book Award, 2016, Finalist, Young People's Literature
Parents' Choice Award, 2016, Gold, Fiction
Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize, 2017, Finalist, Juvenile Book
Southern Book Prize, 2017, Finalist, Juvenile Book
beauty contests; competition; dysfunctional families; family problems; friendship
DiCamillo, Kate, "Raymie Nightingale" (2016). Diverse Families. 1233.