Orchards: A Novel

Author: 
Holly Thompson

Reading Level: Grades 8-10

Kana Goldberg gains a deeper understanding of herself and others when she is sent to Japan to spend the summer with her mother's relatives after a bullied 8th grade classmate takes her own life.

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Kaleidoscope Eyes by Jennifer Bryant

You Are Not Here by Samantha Schultz and

After the Kiss by Terra Elan McVoy

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How to Ruin a Summer Vacation by Simone Elkeles

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