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One Thing That's True
by Cheryl Foggo (Goodreads Author)
It's going to be a great summer vacation. At least, that's what Roxanne thinks. Then, just before the end of school, trouble seems to follow her and her older brother wherever they go. Rox can't bring herself to finish her English assignment, and this boy, Michael, is taking up way too much space in her head. And that's not all that's wrong. Something weird is going on wit ...more
Published September 1st 1997 by Kids Can Press
(first published June 1st 1997)
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I loved this book. Met the author at a family wedding in Calgary this summer, perhaps I'm a bit biased, but I think fifth and sixth graders would love it. One of the very few books I know where the family is black but race is not the focus of the book at all. It's a book about family and friendship and first love. Short, only 128 pages, so I read it in a morning. Really couldn't put it down. I wanted to find out where the plot was going. Just enough of a hint that something serious is coming to ...more