Nomination: Eva of the Farm

Calhoun, Dia. Eva of the Farm. 2012. 235 p. Atheneum, $16.99 (9781442417021). Gr. 4-8. [kdm]

Eva believes that there is no place as magical as her family’s farm.  She loves the beautiful parts-the apple and pear trees, the sun daisies, even the haunted outhouse—and is wary of the frightening parts.  She longs to be a heroine, but wonders if she can be a heroine poet.  When a blight strikes the year’s crop and the farm is facing foreclosure, Eva overcomes her fears and fights for the most important things in her life, the Farm, her family, and the Greatest Power: love.

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