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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library J KIM (Text) 33500013265384 New Available -
McIntosh Public Library J KIM (Text) 33500013265376 New Available -
Karlstad LINK Site j KIM (Text) 35500006303687 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781534443457
  • ISBN: 1534443452
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2020.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
Mickey faces a lot of challenges when starting seventh grade, but an instant connection with new student Sun Joo improves her outlook until Sydney, popular and mean, decides to make Sun Joo her friend.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 10 up. Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
Grades 4-6. Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 April #2
    Since her best friend, Ok, moved away over the summer, Mickey McDonald is the odd one out at her school and is nervous about starting seventh grade. To make matters worse, her dad is no longer in her life and her mom cannot afford to take her shopping for new school clothes. Friendship and popularity seem, once again, out of her grasp until she gets to know her new lab partner, Sun Joo Kim. Mickey and Sun Joo become good friends, but when Sydney Stevenson, the school's popular mean girl, shows an interest in hanging out with Sun Joo, Mickey begins to feel left out. However, Mickey is not the kind of girl to let things like that get in her way. In her follow-up to I'm Ok (2018), Patti Kim has crafted a story that anyone who is, or has been, in middle school can relate to. Readers will be cheering for Mickey's pluck and perseverance to the last page. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Born in Busan, South Korea, Patti Kim immigrated to the United States on Christmas, 1974. Convinced at the age of five that she was a writer, she scribbled gibberish all over the pages of her mother&;s Korean-English dictionary and got in big trouble for it. But that didn&;t stop her from writing. The author of I&;m Ok; It&;s Girls Like You, Mickey; A Cab Called Reliable; and Here I Am, Patti lives in University Park, Maryland, with her husband, two daughters, and a ferocious terrier. Visit her online at

Subject: Friendship > Fiction.
Popularity > Fiction.
Middle schools > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Korean Americans > Fiction.
Poverty > Fiction.
Single-parent families > Fiction.

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