cover image BECAUSE OF ANYA


Margaret Peterson Haddix, . . S&S/Aladdin, $4.99 (114pp) ISBN 978-0-689-86993-8

A 10-year-old girl is diagnosed with alopecia areata (an autoimmune disease that makes her hair fall out in clumps) and the unthinkable occurs (her wig falls off during gym), but a classmate reaches out for her friendship. PW wrote, "A short but often informative tale of ordinary girls facing exceptional circumstances." Ages 8-12.