Saturdays with Hitchcock
Twelve-year-old Maisie feels that she has enough complications in her life: her actor uncle has moved in with her family while he recovers from an accident and her father is not pleased, her grandmother is slipping into dementia but wants to remarry, her mom has been laid off, and her best friend Cyrus, with whom she spends Saturdays watching classic movies, has revealed that he is gay--but Gary, the boy he has a crush on, seems more attracted to Maisie herself.
Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Kinship care; Gay/Lesbian; Physical disability; Illness; family taking care of uncle; gay; gay child; injury; broken collarbone; broken ribs; dementia
mother and father
Paterson Prize for Books for Young People, 2018, Honor Book, Grades 4-6
Rainbow List, 2019 Middle Grade Fiction
movies; actor; crushes; friendship; uncle; losing a job; film and TV references; grandmother; movie theater
Wittlinger, Ellen, "Saturdays with Hitchcock" (2017). Diverse Families. 1908.