Praise for Counting By 7s:
"A graceful, meaningful tale featuring a cast of charming, well-rounded characters who learn sweet--but never cloying--lessons about resourcefulness, community, and true resilience in the face of loss."--"Booklist" (starred review)
"Bright and heartfelt [...] an uplifting story."--"Kirkus "
"What sets this novel apart from the average orphan-finds-a-home book is its lack of sentimentality, its truly multicultural cast (Willow describes herself as a "person of color"; Mai and Quang-ha are of mixed Vietnamese, African American, and Mexican ancestry), and its tone. . . . Poignant."--"The Horn Book" (starred review)
"A deeply original tale . . . Readers will rejoice." --"BCCB" (starred review)
"Willow's story is one of renewal, and her journey of rebuilding the ties that unite people as a family will stay in readers' hearts long after the last page."--"School Library Journal" (starred review)show more