From Newbery Medalist Meg Medina comes the bittersweet story of two girls who will always be each other's número uno, even though one is moving away.
Digital artwork by Sánchez ( Raisins and Almonds) radiates warmth and specificity as the girls interact with neighbors ("We sneak past grouchy Mr. Miller's door and wave to Mr. Soo") and revel in their last moments in homes whose windows face one another...Landing on the moment of their parting grief adds poignancy to their vibrant connection, and a final page turn offers further joy to this portrait of two girls of color and their strong, resilient friendship.
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Newbery Medalist Meg Medina writes in the earnest and playful voice of a child, using uncomplicated words and a tone that's equal parts solemn and hopeful. Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away affirms feelings of sadness but provides assurance that true friendship--the kind built on sharing glittery stickers--endures.
--BookPage (starred review)