Anne of West Philly (2022)


When Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert decide to foster a teenage girl for the first time, their lives are changed forever. Their redheaded foster daughter, Anne Shirley, is in search of an exciting life and has decided that West Philly is where she’s going to find it. Armed with a big personality and unstoppable creativity, Anne takes her new home by storm as she joins the robotics club, makes new friends in Diana and Gilbert, experiences first love, and turns the ordinary into the extraordinary. But as Anne starts to get comfortable, she discovers one thing she wasn’t looking for: a family.

From: Hachette Book Group

Notes on This Title

The main character of this title is a Black teenage girl who is strongly implied to have a crush on her female best friend.




“A heartwarming read.” (Source: Long and Short Reviews)


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