cover image Encore, Grace!

Encore, Grace!

Mary Hoffman. Dial Books, $14.99 (110pp) ISBN 978-0-8037-2951-3

The African-American heroine first introduced in the picture book Amazing Grace returns for her fourth adventure, a chapter book: Encore, Grace! by Mary Hoffman, illus. by June Allan. Grace and her group of friends face a number of changes, including a new classmate, the school play, the death of a family friend and a dangerous afternoon when the gang skips school. Grace grows and matures as she deals with these and other major events.