One Time (HB)
By Sharon Creech, Author. New York Times bestseller and Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech delivers a powerful coming-of-age novel of a girl who discovers the endless possibilities her future may hold, with help from a brilliant teacher and a mysterious boy with a generous smile. Gina Filomena has always been told she has an overactive imagination. With her bright clothing from her Nonna Filomena and her artistic spirit, she’s always felt different from the other kids in her class. That is, until she meets her new neighbor, a mysterious boy named Antonio with a wide, welcoming smile. When Gina and Antonio start school, they meet their new teacher, Miss Lightstone. Through Miss Lightstone’s lessons, a world of possibilities opens up, and Gina observes her classmates’ creativity beginning to blossom. With the help of Antonio and the teacher with a gift for inspiring her students, will Gina find the answers to the questions Who am I? and Who do I want to be? For ages 8 and up.