Medina, Meg. Evelyn del Rey Is Moving Away. Sonia Sanchez, Illus. Picture Book. Candlewick, 09/2020. pp. $17.99. 978-1-5362-0704-0. OUTSTANDING. GRADES PRE-4.
It’s Evelyn’s last day in her apartment, and as the final boxes are packed she has to say goodbye to her best friend. This is a sweet and heartbreaking story of two little girls having their last day together as next door neighbor best friends. Bright and lively digital artwork captures the joy and movement of the girls as well as their sadness at saying goodbye. A special extra bonus is that the girls are Black and Latina; a sprinkling of Spanish words emphasizes the point that they understand each other well.
Rachael Reiley, San Jose State Univ, iSchool Student