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Ways to Share Joy: A Ryan Hart Story, Book 3

By Barbara Saunders, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Girl grows through change in uplifting 3rd series entry.

Ways to Share Joy book cover: Smiling Black girl with brown skin and tight curls gathered in afro puff dressed in a yellow tee, denim skirt, green leggings and brown boots, holds a blue platter with two cupcakes

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The Ryan Hart series just gets better as it goes along. In Ways to Share Joy by Renée Watson the author stays consistent with the main character's passion for cooking, solid relationships with friends and family, and love of learning in school. On the foundation of the familiar cast of characters, readers can gently explore the challenges of the middle-school years, from classmates who tease to trying to make sense of adult values and problems. Tween readers will relate to Ryan's stuck-in-the-middle problems, her creative solutions model excellent coping skills, and Grandma's wisdom is great for readers of all ages.

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