Page Count: 224
Age Range: 8 and up
Yolanda and her family leave Chicago for a new life in Michigan just as she enters the fifth grade. Yolanda confronts differences in every aspect of her life, most notably since she is now a minority in town. Further, Yolanda fights to prove that her first grade brother, Andrew, is a musical genius even though he continues to struggle in school. Will Yolanda succeed? Will Yolanda fit in?
This is a great read for people of all ages, but it is particularly good for teenagers who can relate to the awkwardness of being new in town.