One of the best places to find great books, if I do say so myself, is the Mighty Girl website.
And I have nothing to do with the MIGHTY GIRL folks, but I love their book selection.
Imagine my surprise and delight to see they've said lovely things and included MAKING FRIENDS WITH BILLY WONG on their list of books about friendship.
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LONG, INCLUSIVE LIST.
( Including new novels by my friends Donna Gephart and Shannon Hitchcock.)
Here's what they said about my book:
One good friendship can help a Mighty Girl blossom. It's 1952, and
Azalea is dreading a summer helping her Grandmother Clark — she
struggles to make friends at the best of times, and now she'll spend
months in an unfamiliar town. When Billy Wong, a local Chinese-American
boy, shows up to help in her grandmother's garden, Azalea is startled
that her grandmother encourages her to talk to him. Not only does it
turn out that Billy is easy to befriend — a surprise given their
different backgrounds and experiences — but Azalea also discovers that
making friends with others isn't as hard as she thought it was after