We Belong Here
by Frieda Wishinsky and Ruth Ohi
In troubling times, two very different children find power in friendship and solidarity. Eve Bloom doesn’t like being taunted at school for being a newcomer. This is her home. When Eve notices the same children bullying Mark Nakamura for his Japanese culture, she jumps in to defend him. A fast friendship forms, built on shared stories, loyalty and laughter. When Eve’s family’s business is threatened, and Mark’s father may need to move again to find work, Eve’s clever thinking shows everyone that when friends help one another the whole community is better together.