Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for Shelter by Christie Matheson. This looks like such an impactful middle grade, one that I’m looking forward to soon Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the tour schedule for other content creators.
Christie Matheson is the author and illustrator of many picture books, including Tap the Magic Tree, Touch the Brightest Star, and Bird Watch. Shelter is her first novel. She lives in San Francisco with her family. Find her on Instagram at @christiematheson.
About The Book
Author: Christie Matheson
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publishing Date: October 12th, 2021
Page Length: 192
Genre: Contemporary | Realistic Fiction
Age Range: Middle Grade
Perfect for fans of One for the Murphys and Paper Things, this heart-wrenching middle grade debut considers homelessness from one girl’s perspective and explores deep truths about the resounding impact of empathy.
Fifth grade can be tough for anyone. There are cliques and mean kids and homework and surprise math tests. But after tragedy strikes her family, almost-eleven-year-old Maya has a painful secret that makes many days feel nearly impossible.
And today might be Maya’s toughest yet. Her family is on edge, she needs to travel alone across the city, a bully is out to get her, and Maya has to face this winter’s biggest rainstorm without a coat or an umbrella.
But even on the rainiest days, there’s hope that the sun will come out soon.
Emotional and compassionate, Shelter looks at homelessness through one girl’s eyes and explores the power of empathy, friendship, and love.