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Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away

by Meg Medina and Sonia Sanchez


Format: Print/Braille

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Item: BC2203-DELREY

March 2022 Book Club Selection
In contracted braille (UEB)
Ages 5-7
Grade level: Kindergarten to Grade 2

A big truck with its mouth wide open is parked at the curb, ready to gobble up Evelyn's mirror with the stickers around the edge . . . and the sofa that we bounce on to get to the moon.

Evelyn Del Rey is Daniela's best friend. They do everything together and even live in twin apartments across the street from each other: Daniela with her mami and hamster, and Evelyn with her mami, papi, and cat. But not after today — not after Evelyn moves away. Until then, the girls play amid the moving boxes until it's time to say goodbye, making promises to keep in touch, because they know that their friendship will always be special. This is a tender, bittersweet story about friendship and change set in a colorful and vibrant urban neighborhood.

The 2020 Jumpstart Read for the Record Selection * An American Library Association Notable Children's Book * A Publisher's Weekly Best Children's Book of the Year * A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of the Year * A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

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