By Grace Lin
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Curriculum Subject: Teen Life: Family Life: Adoption/Multiple Births, Holidays: Birthdays, Personal Development: Individuality, Family Life: Parents/Siblings/Babies, Family Life: Daily Life and Play
This fascinating, surprising new novel is full of everyday imaginations and truths in the life and future of every teenage girl, as it tells the story of soon-to-be-16 Josie Taylor, who was born on Leap Day.
★ “The girls’ differing personalities and sisterly affection continue to shine…Once again Lin’s richly colored gouache artwork, based on 1950s children’s textbook illustrations, gives reason enough to celebrate. Tw-inspiring fiction for beginning readers.”– Kirkus Reviews, starred review
★ “Lin continues to work wonders within the early reader format in twins’ Ling and Ting’s birthday-themed second outing…Despite working with a limited vocabulary, Lin infuses the twins’ every interaction with personality and understated humor, while underscoring the girls’ individuality.”– Publishers Weekly, starred review
“These cheerful stories, with their flat, 50’s-style illustrations, tell an inescapable truth: twins have to negotiate everything.”– New York Times Book Review
“Even though this is a short and simple early chapter book, the characters are fully developed and distinct, and children should be encouraged to infer the protagonists’ traits. An excellent stand-alone purchase or addition for libraries already familiar with these endearing sisters.”– School Library Journal