Hello Gemmies! I have a new cover reveal to share with you today. Partly Cloudy by Tanita Davis is a new middle grade contemporary novel that explores the microaggressions of middle school through the eyes of a young Black girl named Madalyn. Madalyn learns that being a good friend means sometimes having to have tough conversations. This novel sounds poignant and timely and I cannot wait to read it! Partly Cloudy is suitable for grade levels 3 - 7.
Synopsis of Partly Cloudy from Goodreads:
Lightning couldn’t strike twice, could it? After a terrible year, Madalyn needs clear skies desperately. Moving in with her great-uncle, Papa Lobo, and switching to a new school is just the first step.
It’s not all rainbows and sunshine, though. Madalyn discovers she’s the only Black girl in her class, and while most of her classmates are friendly, assumptions lead to some serious storms.
Papa Lobo’s long-running feud with neighbor Mrs. Baylor brings wild weather of its own, and Madalyn wonders just how far things will go. But when fire threatens the community, Madalyn discovers that truly being neighborly means more than just staying on your side of the street— it means weathering tough conversations—and finding that together a family can pull through anything.
Published by Katherine Tegen Books, Partly Cloudy will release September 7, 2021 and is available for pre-order from all major booksellers. Are you looking forward to reading this book? Let me know by leaving a comment below. Happy Reading!