Ten-year-old Albie has never been the smartest, tallest, best at gym, greatest artist, or most musical in his class, as his parents keep reminding him, but new nanny Calista helps him uncover his strengths and take pride in himself.
Racial Diversity; Biracial; Interracial; biracial child; interracial marriage; interracial parents; interracial family
Korean / Swiss
mother and father
Quahog Book Award, 2015, Winner, Grade 5
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2015 Coming of Age
Best of the Best Books, 2014 Fiction for Older Readers
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2014
Choices, 2015 Children's Fiction
Guide Book to Gift Books, 2016 Books for Middle Readers
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2014
Notable Children's Books, 2015 Middle Readers
ability; babysitters; boys; family life; self-esteem; public school; academic struggles
Graff, Lisa, "Absolutely Almost" (2014). Diverse Families. 468.