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Angelini, Josie

Snow Lane

(2) 4-6 Ten-year-old Annie Bianchi, the youngest in a large Catholic family in 1980s Massachusetts, is upfront about her siblings' bullying but makes excuses for her mostly absentee parents. Angelini cleverly hides the hoarding and physical abuse by Mom in plain sight, yet it still feels unexpected once revealed. Annie's loyal nature, naiveté, and struggle with dyslexia are sympathetically portrayed in this painfully vivid portrait of a dysfunctional family.

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