Caterpillar Summer

Book review by Joly Herman, Common Sense Media
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age 8+

Touching tale of girl's summer with brother, family secrets.

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age 9+

a great read for kids

A heart warming story. Love Macon's character and how he conveys his thoughts without saying a lot. Also, Cat and Chicken are bi-racial and their experience of “not looking like mom” and her white mother trying to brush and braid Cat’s curly textured hair, as well as other experiences in their grandparent’s small town, gives nuance to the story making it quite powerful. Seeing the responsibility and pressure that Cat puts on herself is heartening and learning of Chicken’s autism is a great way for kids to read about normalized special needs kids.

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