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Love, Penelope

Joanne Rocklin, Lucy Knisley (Illustrator)


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Praise For Love, Penelope

"Rocklin captures a lesser-seen slice of contemporary American urban life: how the more troubling parts of our world trickle down to and effect upper elementary students as they encounter prejudice in its many forms. Penny’s optimism and resolve is a joyous testament to our complicated world."

— Booklist

"Genuine and moving"

— Publishers Weekly

"Rocklin tackles important and topical issues"

— Kirkus Reviews

"Penny’s voice is precocious and compassionate, and the way in which she reacts to the events around her rings true."

— School Library Journal

"A tale of life, family values, basketball, and growing up, Penelope’s story will ring true for a wide audience of readers."

— The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Harry N. Abrams, 9781419728617, 240pp.

Publication Date: March 20, 2018

About the Author

Joanne Rocklin is the author of many books for children, including The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook, which won the Golden Kite Award, and Love, Penelope, which was an NCIBA Golden Poppy Book Award winner. Nancy Carpenter is the illustrator of more than 40 children’s books and has received numerous honors for her work, including two Christopher Awards and the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.