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My Best Friend

CRITICS HAVE SAID

  • This is more situation than story, but the setting makes things special. The action takes place during the weekly playgroup at the neighborhood pool, and Lewis’ beautiful, realistic double-page watercolors convey everything–the longing, the meanness, and the fun–through the body language and the splashing action of little African American girls in sunlit water and at the poolside.
    –Booklist

IF YOU LOVE THIS BOOK, THEN TRY:

  • Brown, Laurie Krasny, and Marc Brown. How to Be a Friend: A Guide to Making Friends and Keeping Them. Little, Brown, 1998.
  • DePaolo, Paula. Rosie and the Yellow Ribbon. Little, Brown, 1992.
  • English, Karen. Hot Day on Abbott Avenue. Clarion, 2004.
  • Havill, Juanita. Jamaica and Brianna. Houghton Mifflin, 1993.
  • Joosse, Barbara M. Hot City. Philomel, 2004.
  • Krosoczka, Jarrett J. My Buddy, Slug. Knopf, 2006.
  • O’Neill, Alexis. The Recess Queen. Scholastic, 2002.
  • Raschka, Chris. Yo! Yes? Orchard, 1993.
  • Winthrop, Elizabeth. Lizzie & Harold. Lothrop, 1985.