By Nadia L. Hohn

Groundwood Books

March 1, 2021



ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessFamily and Friendship

Age / Grade 4-7 / Kindergarten-Grade 1 6-8 / Grades 1-3

When Malaika discovers that her mother is expecting a baby, she is overwhelmed by emotions. What will happen when the baby is around? Will her mother forget Malaika? There is also a new student in her class who comes from far away and speaks a little differently, like her. Malaika is counting on this new friendship to help her come to terms with the changes that lie ahead in her family.

Charming text and colorful illustrations accompany this charming story about family, friendship and change.