Thorndike Press

Ways to Make Sunshine

  • Renée Watson
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432889486
  • ISBN-13: 9781432889487
  • Shipping Weight: .65 lbs ( .29 kgs)
  • 186 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released September 2021



A New York Times Bestselling Author
A Newbery Honor Award-Winning Author
A Coretta Scott King Author Award-Winning Author

Ryan Hart has a lot on her mind — school, self-image, and especially family. Her dad finally has a new job, but money is tight. That means some 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. Ryan is all about trying to see the best in people, to be a good daughter, a good sister, a good friend. But even if her life isn't everything she would wish for, when her big brother is infuriating, her parents don't quite understand, and the unexpected happens, she always finds a way forward, with grace and wit. And plenty of sunshine.

Age Range: 4-6 | Grade Level: 7-10 | Lexile Measure: NA