What the Wind Can Tell You

Must-Read List, Middle Grade/Young Adult Literature, 19th Massachusetts Book Awards

Lupine Honor Award, Juvenile/YA, 2018 Maine Library Association

Silver Medal, Best First Book (Chapter Book), 2018 Moonbeam Children's Book Award

2018 Windows and Mirrors List (An annual list of diverse titles that demonstrate strong representation of marginalized identities as well as great literary merit), New England Children's Booksellers Advisory Committee.


Isabelle is fascinated by wind. And this year, she’s determined to win the middle school science fair with her wind machine. She’s just as determined to have her brother, Julian, who has a severe form of epilepsy and uses a wheelchair, serve as her assistant. But after Julian has a grand seizure, everything changes. Isabelle is suddenly granted entry into Las Brisas, a magical world where Julian’s physical limitations disappear, and one she discovers that he visits every night. The more Isabelle explores Las Brisas, the more possibilities she sees––for Julian, and for herself––and the more she finds herself at odds with her parents. Debut author Sarah Marie A. Jette has told, with remarkable insight and humor, a powerful story of a family struggling to love without fear.

What the Wind Can Tell You

SKU: 2136
  • Written by Sarah Marie Aliberti Jette

    Binding: Softcover

    Pages: 216

    Genre: Middle Grade | Fiction

    Ages: 8-12

    ISBN: 978-1-944762-41-4

    Publication Date: Softcover 2018

    Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.0 x 0.63

    Shipping Weight: 0.57 lbs.



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