November 1, 2016
When twelve-year-old Clara finds a note and a photograph inside a purse in the mall, she can’t stop thinking about the girl—Yuming—who made the purse and wrote the message. Like two kites flying side by side, Clara’s and Yuming’s journeys weave, bob, and become entangled in this story about the importance of connections and the power of hope.
THREADS is on the Winter 2016 Kids’ Indie Next List!
“Threads weaves a touching tale of two girls, worlds apart, whose courage connects them as they each search for answers to tragedy and loss. Clara has lost her sister; Yuming, her freedom. Ami Polonsky has created endearing and resourceful young heroines and she artfully traces their separate and risky adventures in China. Will their paths cross? Polonsky keeps the reader in suspense right up to the very end.”
—Patricia McCormick, co-author of I Am Malala, author of National Book Award Finalist Sold & author of National Book Award Finalist Never Fall Down
“A courageous story filled with hope.”
“This powerful, emotionally wrenching story follows two paths that become surprisingly and delicately interwoven.” –Booklist
“By letting Clara and Yuming tell their stories alternately and showing the risks both take, Polonsky (Gracefully Grayson) delivers an affecting story of connections that cross international lines: the objects we use, the geography we traverse, and the families we make.” – Publishers Weekly
“Based on a true incident, this is an engaging offering for readers who seek to broaden their global perspective.”–School Library Journal