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Ways to Build Dreams

Renée Watson makes it easy for fans and newcomers alike to plunge into the story of Ryan and her family, expertly weaving many plot strands together and balancing action with quiet, touching moments of reflection.

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Review of ‘Ways to Build Dreams’

Renée Watson’s Ryan Hart series demonstrates timeless, universal appeal while examining the worries of all sizes that loom large in its protagonist’s life. It proves Watson—recipient of both a Newbery Honor and a Coretta Scott King Award—to be a more-than-worthy successor to Beverly Cleary, creator of the beloved character Ramona Quimby.

Ryan is a spirited…

Interview with Nina Mata

Renée Watson celebrates her hometown and leans into Black joy and achievement through her feisty heroine, Ryan Hart.

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