Rose, Lily, and Violet, three very different fourth-graders who first bond over their flower names, become fast friends. But parent job loss, brand new siblings, natural disasters, and a bully, bring challenges and crisis to their lives. Will their friendship survive? As we follow the girls through the ups and downs of the school year, they discover that differences can be strengths, assumptions can be dangerous, and friendship is powerful.
About Judy Lindquist (Orlando, Florida Author)
Judy Lindquist is an award winning author of middle grades novels and a frequent presenter at schools and conferences. She is a 27-year elementary classroom teacher and an adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida where she has been teaching for 17 years.
Her first book, Saving Home, is on the recommended reading list for several Florida school districts. Her second book, Forcing Change, won the 2018 James J Horgan Award for an Outstanding Publication that Supports the Study of Florida History and Heritage. It also won the 2018 KidsShelfBooks Cover Art Award and was an Honorable Mention in the Royal Dragonfly Middle Grades Category. Both books are on her publishers Top Ten Best Sellers List. Her third book, Flower Power, was a second place winner in the Chapter Book division for the 2020 Purple Dragonfly Awards.
When not teaching or writing, Judy enjoys reading, cooking, gardening, traveling with her husband Jeff, and spending time with her two granddaughters, Ellie and Piper.