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Gr 4–6—When 12-year-old Della finds her mom digging black seeds from a watermelon in the middle of the night, she worries that the schizophrenia that put her mom in the hospital several years ago is back. Along with the stress of her mother's illness, her dad is struggling to save the family farm as scorching hot temperatures and a drought threaten the crops. Della asks the local Bee Lady for magic honey, which has been known to repair the wounds of residents in their North Carolina town for generations. She also helps take care of her 16-month-old baby sister so that her mom will have more time to rest. But as her mom's symptoms worsen, Della begins to see that rather than trying to fix her mama, she must find a way to love and accept her. The family is surrounded by helpful neighbors including Della's best friend Arden's family, who owns the farm next door. Della's voice will tug at reader's heartstrings as she tries to hold her family together. VERDICT Middle grade stories about mental illness, particularly those that focus on empathy and acceptance, are rare. This heartfelt story will stay with readers. A top choice.—Sarah Polace, Cuyahoga Public Library System, OH

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★ “Della’s voice will tug at readers’ heartstrings as she tries to hold her family together. Middle grade stories about mental illness, particularly those that focus on empathy and acceptance, are rare. This heartfelt story will stay with readers. A top choice.” — School Library Journal (starred review)

★ “Baldwin has written a heartbreaking, yet heartening, story that explores mental illness and its effects on an entire family. Readers will connect with the novel’s well-formed characters and be absorbed by the plot, which pulls no punches but doesn’t overwhelm.” — ALA Booklist (starred review)

★ “Cindy Baldwin’s graceful debut is an ode to family and community. Hints of sweet magical realism touch Where the Watermelons Grow, balancing this exquisite novel’s bittersweet authenticity.” — Shelf Awareness (starred review)

★ “In her debut novel, Baldwin presents a realistic portrayal of life with a mentally ill parent.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“[Della’s] first-person narration is realistically earthy without crossing into gritty. This debut novel gushes with Southern charm. This story’s as sweet as Della’s daddy’s watermelons but never saccharine.” — Kirkus Reviews

“This has a tenderness that will appeal to fans of DiCamillo’s Because of Winn-Dixie.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Della’s story is a reminder that even under the toughest rinds of troubles we can find the cool, sustaining sweetness of friendship.” — Kirby Larson, author of the Newbery Honor Book Hattie Big Sky

Where the Watermelons Grow takes a close look at the unpredictable and debilitating nature of schizophrenia. Baldwin writes with a genuine voice.” — Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

Where the Watermelons Grow is a spot-on, insightful novel about a preteen learning to live with and accept a parent’s mental illness.” — BookPage.com

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ 0062665863
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Quill Tree Books (July 3, 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9780062665867
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0062665867
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 10 - 12 years, from customers
  • Lexile measure ‏ : ‎ 1020L
  • Grade level ‏ : ‎ 3 - 7
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 12.8 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 0.89 x 8.25 inches
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Cindy Baldwin the author of the critically acclaimed novel WHERE THE WATERMELONS GROW (an Oregon Spirit Book Award Honor, Indies Introduce title, and Indie Next selection), BEGINNERS WELCOME, and THE STARS OF WHISTLING RIDGE. She lives just outside Portland, Oregon, with her husband and daughter.

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