Yolonda's Genius
published in 1997
1 Award


Appropriate age:
Tween/Young Teen (age 12-14)
Reading level:
Grade 4
Genres: Fiction, Realistic Fiction
Cultures: Americas, United States, African American
Subjects: Family, Moving, Music, Siblings, Cars


Young Andrew creates beautiful music on his harmonica despite his reading difficulties, and when the bullies of his Chicago neighborhood destroy his harmonica, his older sister Yolanda struggles to replace it. Reprint. Newbery Honor Book. AB.