Mena Miraj waits for the bus on her first day at Henrietta Lacks elementary school. Mena is timid, yet polite and is prone to blending into the background. Minutes after getting on the bus, we meet Alani Kai and her brother Taj. Alani doesn’t like to blend in; she confidently introduces herself to Mena and begins chatting. Alani’s best friend Kara Couture is the most popular kid in the fourth grade and also the nicest. Readers will meet several characters who fill out the fictional town of Denise, TX. There are classmates and teachers, parents and siblings, and the energetic rhyming school bus driver, Juan. Readers will also meet one person that even the characters can’t see, the magical Lady H.

Bus Friends Forever Paperback

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