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TRAIN I RIDE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Mosier
Author's First Name: 
Paul
Publisher: 
Harper
Publication Date: 
2017
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
On a train from California to Chicago, where she’ll live with an unknown relative, Rydr is struggling with loss, anger, and self-acceptance. She has survived the deaths of her drug-addicted mother and of her mean, chain-smoking grandmother. On the train ride Rydr transforms, and is transformed by, her fellow passengers, including a poet, a renegade Boy Scout, and a kind food vendor. Simple but powerful prose deliver wisdom and an unforgettable, heart-wrenching character. Lisa Cosgrove-Davies (10-14)