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coming April 2020 from Abrams Books for Young Readers!

this way,


words by Caron Levis

art by Charles Santoso


All the animals at the Open Bud Ranch can see that Jack likes keeping his space to himself—but when Charlie arrives, he doesn’t see Jack at all. He’s still getting used to seeing out of only one of his eyes. 


The two get off to a bumpy start. At first Jack, is anxious and distrustful. But one day, he summons his courage and guides Charlie to his favorite sunlit field: this way, Charlie. And so begins a powerful friendship, which gets tested by life’s storms—but ultimately changes each life for the better.


From the award-winning team behind Ida, Always comes a sensitive, nuanced story about kindness, patience, and love—and the importance of understanding and accepting one another’s challenges and differences.

Pre-Orders help welcome books into the world! Purchase your copy of This Way, Charlie today at your local bookstore, my local bookstore, or anywhere books are sold. Thanks for walking with Jack and Charlie!