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A New Kind of Wild Zara by Gonalex Hoang

Recommended Grades: 2-3

Category: SEL Skills: Building Relationships

Sub-topics: Moving to a new place; Friendship; Imagination

When Ren moves to Ava’s city, he feels lost without his wild. How will he ever feel at home in a place with no green and no magic, where everything is exactly what it seems? Of course, not everything in the city is what meets the eye, and as Ren discovers, nothing makes you feel at home quite like a friend. Inspired by the stories her father told her about moving from Puerto Rico to New York as a child, Zara González Hoang’s author-illustrator debut is an imaginative exploration of the true meaning of “home

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