Ways to Make Sunshine

Ways to Make Sunshine

Ryan Hart loves to spend time with her friends, loves to invent recipes, and has a lot on her mind—school, self-image, and family. Her dad finally has a new job, but money is tight. That means changes like selling their second car and moving into a new (old) house. But Ryan is a girl who knows how to make sunshine out of setbacks. Because Ryan is all about trying to see the best. Even when things aren’t all she would wish for—her brother is infuriating, her parents don’t understand, when her recipes don’t turn out right, and when the unexpected occurs—she can find a way forward, with wit and plenty of sunshine.

Title:Ways to Make Sunshine
ISBN:9781547600564
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    Ways to Make Sunshine Reviews

  • elena

    quick, cute, lighthearted, and realistic, ways to make sunshine is a step forward for little black girls with dreams of changing the world someday.so many of the scenes between ryan and her brother, r...

  • Toni

    Such a lovely book with a wonderful protagonist! Ryan Hart is a great friend, loyal and supportive. Her father's post-office got closed and he lost his job. Now he works nights and is often tired. The...

  • Betsy

    I am the Lou Grant of children’s literary reviewers. I hate spunk. That’s kind of a blanket statement for what often turns out to be a fairly nuanced issue, so I’ll scale it back a bit. I hate u...

  • Nenia ?? Socially Awkward Trash Panda ?? Campbell

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestI don't normally read middle grade novels but I've fallen in love with Renee Watson's writing and want to support her in whatever she writes. ...

  • faith ?

    I'm going to need all of you to stop sleeping on this book 😤😤Ways to Make Sunshine, in short, is such a heartwarming middle grade story full of Black joy. It follows nine-year-old Ryan Hart in h...

  • Camryn

    This was really cute and really took me back to being little. I loved seeing a Black little girl in this position. ...

  • Cassie Thomas

    The whole time I was reading I kept thinking this was written to be the next great series that kids can relate to, and then I read that it’s Renee’s version of Ramona Quimby series and I couldn’...

  • Kelly Hager

    This is seriously the literary equivalent of sunshine. I had the best time reading it and I'm sure I had a smile on my face 99% of the time. (There were also times I felt sad, because it's a realistic...

  • Susan

    Yes! Just YES to everything about this first in series title! In under 175 pages, Renee Watson gives young readers a main character that they will want to get to know better. Ryan is the kind of kid y...

  • Shaye Miller

    This sweet little early chapter book was such a fun addition to my reading week. Ryan Hart is the youngest in her family. That’s right, HER family. She was named Ryan because she is to become a grea...