Written by Paul Griffin
Published by Penguin Random House, 2017
2019-2020 Nominee - Middle School/Junior High
As a former foster kid, Ben shies away from making friends. But rescuing an abandoned dog next to the Coney Island Library soon leads friendships he could never have imagined.
A NYT Book Review Editor's Choice. From Kirkus's starred review: ''Entrancing, magical, tragic, and uplifting.''