clara lee and the apple pie dream

Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream by Jenny Han w/ pictures by Julia Kuo Little, Brown, and Books, 2011. 150 pages, hardcover. Selected from the Concenter List, borrowed from the Library, and highly anticipated after recently reading Han’s Shug. The Apple Blossom Festival is coming up, and eight-year-old Clara Lee has been thinking about…

Shug by Jenny Han

Shug by Jenny Han Simon & Schuster (2006) 248 pages, hardcover. This book seems ubiquitously hailed. I may be the last to read it. Annemarie Wilcox, or Shug as her family calls her, is beginning to think there’s nothing worse than being twelve. She’s too tall, too freckled, and way too flat-chested. Shug is sure…