The World From Up Here by Cecilia GalanteThe World From Up Here by Cecilia Galante

The World From Up Here

byCecilia Galante

Paperback | May 30, 2017

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A story about the courage it takes to face your biggest fears.

Wren Baker has never felt brave a day in her life. She doesn't even know what she's afraid of, really. Only that if she raises her voice or leaves her mark or ventures too far from home, she'll risk falling flat on her face.

But that all changes when Wren's cousin, Silver, walks into her life. Silver is totally fearless. Maybe that's why she's the most popular girl in the sixth grade. She dares Wren to take risks, to live out loud, to finally spread her wings. And when Silver decides to undertake the journey of a lifetime, Wren is forced to make a decision: Is she in or is she out?

There's only one way Wren will ever learn to fly. It's time for her to stand at the edge of the unknown . . . and jump.

Full of heartache and hope, The World From Up Here is a tender, moving story about old secrets and new friendships, anxiety and Asperger syndrome, and what it means to face the things that scare us most.

Cecilia Galante is the author of books for children, teens, and adults. Her books have received numerous awards, including a NAIBA Best Book of the Year and an Oprah's Teen Read Selection for her first novel, The Patron Saint of Butterflies. In addition to teaching eighth grade English, Cecilia also teaches fiction writing at Wilkes Un...
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Title:The World From Up HereFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.57 × 5.26 × 0.72 inPublished:May 30, 2017Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545848466

ISBN - 13:9780545848466

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Praise for The World from Up Here:

"Galante creates a realistically complex character in Wren, sensitively portraying her anxieties and her realizations about how she holds herself back." - Publishers Weekly

"Galante's penned a poignant tale of self-discovery." -Kirkus Reviews