Minnie McClary is the new girl and knows that she doesn't quite fit in, especially not after she lost it one day in language arts. In art, Minnie has to paint a self-portrait--but how can she do this when she doesn't even know who she is anymore?
About the Author
Valerie Hobbs is the recipient of the 1999 PEN/Norma Klein Award, a biennial prize that recognizes "an emerging voice of literary merit among American writers of children's fiction." She is the author of young adult and middle-grade novels including Sheep, Defiance, Anything but Ordinary, and The Last Best Days of Summer. She holds a B.A. and an M.A. in English from the University of California at Santa Barbara, where she has taught academic writing. Valerie lives in Santa Barbara, California, with her husband.
Praise for Minnie McClary Speaks Her Mind…
"Fans of Claudia Mills’ thoughtful and sometimes anxious protagonists will definitely take to Minnie and appreciate her widening understanding." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books"Readers will cheer this protagonist on as she finds her voice—and perhaps be inspired to make their own voices heard." —School Library Journal