Available: April 2020

Reading Level: 2-3 • Interest Level: 9-12
The Water Year
Available: April 2020
Author: Max Howard
Specs: 5 1/2” x 8 1/4” • 96 pp • Written in prose, About the Author, Hi-lo text
HC ed.: 978-1-5383-8512-8 • $19.95 | $14.45
eBook: 978-1-5383-8513-5 • $19.95 | $14.45
Pbk. ed.: 978-1-5383-8511-1 • $11.70 | $9.95
Sophie lives on the border between the United States and Mexico. She spends most of her time taking care of her little sister and working at the family restaurant, hoping to catch the eye of Ruben, the Mexican boy who delivers baked goods. Her father and uncle spend their free time scouring the desert as part of a civilian militia, hoping to stop undocumented immigrants from entering the United States. When Sophie becomes involved with an immigrant-aid organization called Human Kind, it challenges everything she’s ever known. Suddenly, Sophie is stuck at the borderline of family and justice.

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About the Author:
Max Howard loves woods and words and finds them both in books. Max has worked lots of day jobs including pizza delivery driver, fashion show stagehand, and AP test scorer, but still finds the time to write for kids and adults. Currently, Max is writing a picture book called The Book Formerly Known As Barf. This is Max’s first novel.