Real to Me

Minh Lê and Raissa Figueroa

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Real to Me by Lê, Minh
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An acclaimed author and a Coretta Scott King Honoree pair up for this tender story about friendship and accepting change. Two best friends (one of whom is imaginary) are inseparable until the day when one of them unexpectedly disappears.

Others tried to tell me that she wasn't real, that she was just imaginary.

But what did they know? She was real to me.
Then one morning... she was gone.

What do you do when your imaginary friend goes away? Did you dream up the entire friendship? Maybe... But you miss her laugh, her comfort, and her silly mischief. It all feels so real... you couldn't have just imagined those things, right?

Lush illustrations pair with touching text in this gentle picture book that illuminates the sweetness of first friendship, the sadness when it's lost, and the beauty in discovering new friends are just around the corner.

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Published: 05/02/2023
Pages: 40
Weight: 1lbs
Size: 9.10h x 11.30w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9780593377499
Age: Ages 4-8


Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 03/13/2023
Kirkus Reviews 03/15/2023
Booklist 04/01/2023 pg. 76
School Library Journal 04/01/2023 pg. 121
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 05/01/2023 - Book Of Special Distinction
Horn Book Magazine 05/01/2023 pg. 122
Shelf Awareness 05/19/2023

About the Author
Minh Lê is the author of several children's books including Drawn Together, which won the 2019 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, and Lift which was an Eisner Award Nominee. His other books include Let Me Finish!, The Perfect Seat, and The Blur. Minh has written for the New York Times, the Horn Book, and the Huffington Post. He currently lives in San Diego, California with his wife and kids. Visit him online at minhlebooks.com or on Instagram and Twitter @bottomshelfbks.

Raissa Figueroa is the illustrator of several picture books, including We Wait for the Sun, which received a Coretta Scott King Honor, as well as four starred reviews. She also illustrated Oona, Princess Unlimited, Sophie and the Little Star, and The More the Merrier. She loves taking in the early morning light while out on walks with her dog, Ghost, and letting her mind meander off to fantastical new places. Visit her online at rizzyfig.com