Ways to Make Sunshine
by Renee Watson
Ryan Hart’s name means “king” and she is determined to keep growing into the name her parents gave her—to be a leader, to see the best in people, to be a good daughter, sister and friend. But Ryan has a lot on her mind: fourth grade, self-image, and especially her family. Her dad finally has a new job but money is still tight. That means changes like moving into a new (old) house. But even if her life isn’t everything she would wish for, she always finds a way forward with grace, wit, and plenty of sunshine. This middle grade series is perfect for fans of Ramona Quimby.