cover image The Gold-Threaded Dress

The Gold-Threaded Dress

Carolyn Marsden, . . Candlewick, $5.99 (73pp) ISBN 978-0-7636-2993-9

A fourth-grade Thai-American student, new to a predominantly Mexican-American school, struggles to fit in with a popular clique. In a starred review, PW wrote, "Zeroing in on a very specific situation, first-time author Marsden hits the issues of this age group squarely and truthfully." Ages 7-9. (Mar.)