Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
For three ten-year-old girls, their once simple worlds are starting to feel too big. Painfully shy Grace dreads starting fifth grade now that her best friend has moved away. Jada hopes she'll stop feeling so alone if she finds the mother who left years ago. And Malia fears the arrival of her new baby sister will forever change the family she loves. When the girls each find a mysterious treasure box in their library and begin to fill the box with their own precious things, they start to feel less alone. But it's up to Grace, Jada, and Malia to take the treasures and turn them into something more: true friendship.
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Single parent; Interracial; single father; interracial relationship; mixed race
Black (African American) / Pacific Islander (Hawaiian) / White
mother and father, single parent
Cybils Awards, 2017, Nominee, Middle Grade Fiction
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2016
absentee mothers; bashful children; family life; friendship; jealousy; life changing events; middle school; treasure box
Vickers, Elaine, "Like Magic" (2016). Diverse Families. 716.