Gertie's Leap to Greatness
Farrar Straus and Giroux
Gertie is a girl on a mission to be the best fifth grader ever in order to show her estranged mother that Gertie doesn't need her--not one bit!
Family Relationships; Legal guardianship; Seperation; separated parents; aunt raising niece
aunt and father
Best of the Best Books, 2016
Booklist Editors Choice: Books for Youth, 2016
Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award, 2017-2018
Cybils Awards, 2016, Nominee, Middle Grade Fiction
school; family; abandoment; bullying
Beasley, Kate, "Gertie's Leap to Greatness" (2016). Diverse Families. 860.