The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James

Title

The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James

Publisher

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

2019

ISBN

9780316515535

Pages

384 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

When Sunny St. James receives a new heart, she decides to set off on a New Life Plan: 1) do awesome amazing things she could never do before; 2) find a new best friend; and 3) kiss a boy for the first time. Her New Life Plan seems to be racing forward, but when she meets her new best friend Quinn, Sunny questions whether she really wants to kiss a boy at all. With the reemergence of her mother, Sunny begins a journey to becoming the new Sunny St. James

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Lexile Measure

690L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Family Member Death; Legal Gurdianship; Gay/Lesbian; Addiction; Illness; death of father; legal guardian; lesbian; lesbian child; cardiomyopathy; alcoholism

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

female legal guardian

LGBTQ+

lesbian

Keywords

friendship; heart problems; heart surgery; heart transplant; mothers and daughters; sexual orientation; surfing; family problems

Diversity Impact

direct

The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James

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