The Memories We Painted by Caitlin Miller

The Memories We Painted

Caitlin Miller

365 pages first pub 2022 (editions)

fiction historical young adult emotional hopeful inspiring slow-paced


Pennsylvania, 1936. Six-year-old Josie Carter never expects to wake up one morning in a hospital bed with a chronic health diagnosis: paralytic poliomyelitis. Being so young, Josie doesn’t understand what this means for her, but she soon discovers...

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