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Ways to Build Dreams: A Ryan Hart Story, Book 4

By Barbara Saunders, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Girl explores life purpose in sweet 4th installment.

Ways to Build Dreams book cover: Girl with brown skin and black, tight curls in an afro puff, wearing a flowery dress stands next to a podium with the subtitle "A Ryan Hart Story"

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age 8+

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age 8+

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This is a sweet, relatable middle grade tale. In Ways to Build Dreams by Renée Watson, readers encounter a lively main character who's imaginative, caring, and vulnerable, along with a likable crew of family and friends. The dilemmas the 5th grader faces are realistic, and readers will identify with the big and small worries Ryan faces throughout the book. The short chapters make for accessible reading, and though there's nothing super dramatic happening here, there's enough yearning and joy to pull readers in and keep them interested. Although it's part of a series, this title can be read on its own, though all the books are great and recommended reading.

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