When Amanda moves from China to the United States, the transition is hard, especially since she never speaks outside of her own home. Amanda makes a good friend named Maria, but is taunted by a group of boys and girls who tease her for being so quiet. The harassment grows and becomes serious, yet Amanda remains silent. When Maria’s family suffers a tragedy, she comes to stay with Amanda and her family.
As Amanda begins to feel closer to Maria, she realizes that she must finally open up about the bullying at school in order to stop it. Amanda and Maria go to their science teacher to explain the truth behind Amanda’s inability to talk. A Knot in Your Stomach poses the question: Will Amanda ever find her voice?
A KNOT IN YOUR STOMACH) (ISBN: 978-1-61204-
Author Bio: Yvonne Postma was born in the Netherlands and spent part of her childhood in Saudi Arabia. She currently lives in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where she teaches at an international school. She is inspired by her students and is dedicated to helping children who may not feel safe to learn to talk about their experiences so they will feel less alone. The author is working on her next book about a brother and sister who have an abusive father and must conquer their fears.
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