Published in 1983, Daphne's Book changed the way I thought about the world. I learned so much about empathy, friendship, standing up for others, knowing which secrets are okay to keep, and appreciating different experiences. This book tells the story of Daphne and Jessica, two unlikely friends who were paired together for an English class project. It's one of the few chapter books that I read multiple times as a child. I highly recommend it.
1983 American Library Association (ALA) Reviewer's Choice
1983 Library of Congress Children's Books
1983 School Library Journal Best Books
1984 Child Study Association of America Children's Books of the Year
1984 National Council of Teachers of English Teachers' Choice citations
1986 William Allen White Children's Choice Award 7mo