The List of Things That Will Not Change by Rebecca Stead
We are now living in times of tremendous uncertainty. Many of us and our young reading buddies wonder what will remain the same and in what ways our lives will change indelibly once we are on the other side. While the subject of this fine novel is not Covid 19, but divorce and life afterwards for protagonist Bea, some elements may well resonate.
When her parents divorce, Bea is given a notebook. In it she will write about the things that will not change. Middle grade readers will learn along with Bea that some things remain the same while others evolve. They will spend time in this rich story and hopefully come to see that change, even when not asked for, can help to make us who we are.
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