Who is Ida B. Applewood? She is a fourth grader like no other,
living a life like no other, with a voice like no other, and her
story will resonate long after you have put this book down. How
does Ida B cope when outside forces-; life, really-; attempt to
derail her and her family and her future? She enters her Black
Period, and it is not pretty. But then, with the help of a patient
teacher, a loyal cat and dog, her beloved apple trees, and parents
who believe in the same things she does (even if they sometimes act
as though they don't), the resilience that is the very essence of
Ida B triumph...and Ida B. Applewood takes the hand that is
extended and starts to grow up.
This first novel is both very funny and extraordinarily moving,
and it introduces two shining stars-; Katherine Hannigan and Ida B.