Author: Jesse Holmes, Victoria Johnson, Jailah Lewis, and Jocktavious Montford
Illustrator: Dia Valle (FKA India Valle)
Publisher: Shout Mouse Press
Publication: October 2019
Georgia is having a hard time. A really hard time. Her best friend, Sienna, has passed away. She’s shutting down in school, ignoring texts from her friends, and won’t even eat her Chicken Alfredo (her favorite!) for dinner. Her mother knows she’s hurting and takes her to an overnight at the zoo to cheer her up. That night, the zoo animals visit her in a dream and talk to her about their experience with loss. Can these thoughtful animals help Georgia open up about her grief and start to find a path forward?

This story was published in association with Reach Incorporated, a D.C based organization dedicated to helping improve literacy in public schools and giving students the opportunity to publish their own stories and raise their voices to the public.
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