Love Like Sky by Leslie C. Youngblood

Hello, Leslie C. Youngblood! Happy Friday! Thank you for visiting Watch. Connect. Read. to celebrate Love Like Sky. What are three things G-Baby would want us to know about her? 

Leslie: Three things G-baby would want readers to know: She hopes she’ll make friends at her new school. She wishes she didn’t get nervous dancing in front of others. She wonders if both her parents will stay married.

What do you love the most about Vashti Harrison’s cover illustration and Marci Senders’ jacket design? 

Leslie: What I love most is how G-baby is standing there with the words “love” and “sky” enveloping her. Kids get to immediately engage their imaginations.

Please finish these sentence starters:

Peaches wants to be just like G-baby.

I hope Love Like Sky
shows the strength and love of family.

Story is at the heart of laughter and tears.

Mr. Schu, you should have asked me…what is my favorite moment in Love Like Sky. Well, it’s the scene where G-baby tries to explain the boundless nature of love to Peaches. I’ll never forget writing that dialogue. I immediately knew the title of my novel. Honestly, I can’t even remember the title before it.

Borrow Love Like Sky from your school or public library. Whenever possible, please support independent bookshops. 

G-baby and her younger sister, Peaches, are still getting used to their “blended-up” family. They live with Mama and Frank out in the suburbs, and they haven’t seen their real daddy much since he married Millicent. G-baby misses her best friend back in Atlanta, and is crushed that her glamorous new stepsister, Tangie, wants nothing to do with her.

G-baby is so preoccupied with earning Tangie’s approval that she isn’t there for her own little sister when she needs her most. Peaches gets sick—really sick. Suddenly, Mama and Daddy are arguing like they did before the divorce, and even the doctors at the hospital don’t know how to help Peaches get better.

It’s up to G-baby to put things right. She knows Peaches can be strong again if she can only see that their family’s love for her really is like sky.


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