I've read this book in 7th or 8th grade and loved it. Then read it in high school and loved it more. Just got it on disk through my library so I can love it again. Fans of the book talked the Freedmans into writing another book. The Search for Joyful. That one will be next on my list.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn wasn’t a new book when my mother was young. It’s still luminous, the story of Francie Nolan struggling up in a tenement slum through the cracks in the pavement to reach the sun.