Joplin, Wishing

Written by Diane Stanley


Joplin lives with her mother and her mom’s friend in an apartment in New York. Joplin is teased and bullied at school, which makes her feel lost and alone. Along with loneliness, she is grieving the loss of her beloved grandfather. While going through her grandfather’s belongings she comes across a broken platter. Joplin puts the pieces together and hangs the platter in her room.
There is a girl on the platter that she wishes she could be friends with. The girl comes to life and introduces herself as Sophie. Meanwhile, Joplin befriends a boy at school, his name is Barrett. With two new friends, they venture to show Joplin what friendship means.

Review by Kristine Smith, Hillsdale Elementary School Media Center
Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5 stars)
Interest Level: 4th-6th Grade

Joplin, Wishing
Written by Diane Stanley
Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
255 pages
Release Date: June 13, 2017
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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