Bibliographic Information: Newman, J. (2011). Mimi. Somerville, Mass: Candlewick Press.

Short Annotation: Mimi’s and her family are still mourning the death of their mother. Mimi’s father, sister, and brother struggle getting through the lost, but Mimi does her best to make things better for her family.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: 3 – 6

Readers who will like this book: readers who like to read about family; readers who like to read about life challenges; readers trying to deal with a lost one; readers who like to read about friendships

Personal Response/Rating: 4 – I think this is a great book that describes the difficulty of losing a loved one. It also shows the reader how strong Mimi is throughout the situation.

Text-Dependent Question: What did Mimi try to do to cheer up her father?