cover image CALLING THE SWAN


Jean Thesman, . . Puffin, $5.99 (147pp) ISBN 978-0-14-230035-0

In addition to wading through the complexities of being 15, Skylar is starting summer school and also dealing with an unspoken trauma, gradually revealed to readers in parallel with Skylar's ability to articulate it. In a starred review, PW said, "Hopeful without being sugarcoated, this tale offers compassionate insight into loss." Ages 10-14. (Jan.)