Blooming at the Texas Sunrise MotelBy
Twelve-year-old Stevie attempts to brighten the lives of her cranky grandfather and the residents of his motel by planting a garden in this middle-grade novel by National Book Award–winning author Kimberly Willis Holt.
Twelve-year-old Stevie's world changes drastically when her parents are tragically killed and she is forced to live with her estranged grandfather at his run-down motel. After failed attempts to connect with her grandfather, Stevie befriends the colorful motel tenants and neighbors. Together, they decide to bring some color and life to the motel by planting a flower garden. It will take Stevie's departure before her grandfather realizes just how needed she is by everyone. This new novel from National Book Award–winning author Kimberly Willis Holt explores themes of loss, family, and love, and gets at the heart of what it means to find a place to call home.
A Christy Ottaviano Book
By Kimberly Willis Holt