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“This standalone companion to Kim’s I’m Ok shifts the focus to Ok’s friend Mickey McDonald, now starting the seventh grade and exchanging postcards with Ok, who has moved away.” –Publishers Weekly

It’s Girls Like You, Mickey

Written by Patti Kim
Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers

For the first time in her confident, bold life, Mickey McDonald is nervous about starting school. Her best friend, Ok, has moved away; her father has probably left town for good; and she can’t afford to go back-to-school shopping. But she’s going to make the most of things because that’s the kind of person Mickey is. Nothing’s going to stand in her way or get her down. Still, the first few days of school are rough, until she becomes friends with Sun Joo, who has just moved to town. Their connection is instant and strong. But things get complicated when Sydney, the popular (and mean) girl in Mickey’s class, also takes a shine to Sun Joo. Suddenly Mickey is facing her first ever friend breakup, and it’s getting harder and harder to keep her chin up. Luckily, Mickey’s made of tough stuff.

Primary ISBN: 9781534443457

Available As: Hardcover
Middle Grade, Age 10 or older

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Setting: United States

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Immigrant

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