Sing Something True

Coming August 7th

Fifth grade is proving to be quite a challenge for ten-year-old Cassidy. There’s a new girl at school who’s stealing her best friend’s heart, an abandoned bird who might not survive the winter, and an older sister whose emotional needs leave Cassidy scrambling to keep the peace. Cassidy will do anything to help prevent her sister’s “Super Sophie Tantrums,” even if that means pretending life is fine when it one-hundred-percent is not. But pretending has its limits and its costs. This sunshiny girl might have to embrace the stormy side of her personality. But can she do that without losing everything that’s important to her?

Read an interview with Brenda about the true story that inspired Sing Something True

…a soaring anthem to the power of being your own best friend. Readers will fall in love with Cassidy Sunshine!
—Author Jenny Meyerhoff
Few writers sing of family and friendship heartache more truthfully and tenderly than Brenda Ferber does here.
—Author Claudia Mills
A heartbreakingly realistic book about friendship, sisters, and finding your voice.
—Author Stacy McAnulty
A sunny, heartfelt celebration of the joys and sorrows of friendship, sisterhood and self-discovery.
—Author Laura Ruby

Praise

Sing Something True is a joyous ode to sisterly love, a refreshing riff on Queen Bees and BFFs, and a soaring anthem to the power of being your own best friend. Readers will fall in love with Cassidy Sunshine!”
—Jenny Meyerhoff, author of the Friendship Garden series

“Few writers sing of family and friendship heartache more truthfully and tenderly than Brenda Ferber does here.”
—Claudia Mills, author of Write This Down

“A heartbreakingly realistic book about friendship, sisters, and finding your voice.”
—Stacy McAnulty, author of The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

“A sunny, heartfelt celebration of the joys and sorrows of friendship, sisterhood and self-discovery.”
—Laura Ruby, Two-time National Book Award Finalist

“A tender, heartfelt ballad about sisterhood, friendship and authenticity, Sing Something True is that special book you want to read over and over.”
—Carolyn Crimi, author of Weird Little Robots

“Brenda Ferber’s sweet Sing Something True hits all the right notes.”
—Kate Hannigan, Golden Kite Award winning author of The Detective’s Assistant

“With pitch perfect middle grade voice, Brenda Ferber’s Sing Something True is a beautiful, authentic, page-turning story of friendship, family ties and a girl discovering what it means to sing your own song.”
—Christina Mandelski, author of The Sweetest Thing, The First Kiss Hypothesis, Love and Other Secrets and Stuck with You

“The name says it all: Sing Something True melds themes of self-expression and integrity with sweetness and grace. Readers will connect with Cass’s struggle to be a good friend, sister, and daughter without forgetting something even more important: to be good to herself.”
—Lisa Jenn Bigelow, author of Hazel’s Theory of Evolution and winner of the Lamda Literary Award

“Like every great song, Ferber’s heartfelt Sing Something True strikes all the right notes. I cheered for Cassidy as she navigated the challenges of family and friendship and, in the process, found her own true voice, clear and empathetic and strong. Right now, we all need a little Cassidy Sunshine in our lives!”
—Sarah Aronson

“Whether you have a disabled child in your life or not, this book will sing something true straight to your heart until the very last page.”
—Katie Davis