The List of Things That Will Not Change - Rebecca Stead - Thorndike - 978-1432882372
Thorndike Press

The List of Things That Will Not Change

  • Rebecca Stead
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432882376
  • ISBN-13: 9781432882372
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: .95 lbs ( .43 kgs)
  • 298 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released November 2020



A New York Times Bestselling Author
A Newbery Award-Winning Author
Boston Globe-Horn Book Award
A Guardian Prize for Children’s Fiction Author

After her parents’ divorce, Bea’s life became different in many ways. But she can always look back at the list she keeps to remember the things that will stay the same. The first and most important: Mom and Dad will always love Bea, and each other. When Dad tells Bea that he and his boyfriend, Jesse, are getting married, Bea is thrilled. Bea loves Jesse, and when he and Dad get married, she’ll finally (finally!) have what she’s always wanted — a sister. Even though she’s never met Jesse’s daughter, Sonia, Bea is sure that they’ll be “just like sisters anywhere.” As the wedding day approaches, Bea will learn that making a new family brings questions, surprises, and joy.

Age Range: 8-12 | Grade Level: 3-7 | Lexile Measure: 680L


Customer Reviews

“An emotional character journey from a middle-grade master.”

— Booklist (starred)

“An affecting story of significant middle grade change.”

— Publishers Weekly (starred)

“Uplifting without sentimentality, timely not trendy, and utterly engaging.”

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)

“The angst and worries that middle grade readers experience are brought to life through Bea’s authentic voice in this must-read title.”

— School Library Journal (starred)