Sam I AmAngel in My Pocket

Ages 10-14
Seventh-grader Bette Miller finds the coin with the angel embossed in a charity can. And soon things begin changing for the better. Joe Garcia, another student at the magnet school for the arts they attend, steals the coin, but as his life improves, he feels compelled to give the coin to Andy, a boy he's been bullying. Andy passes the angel angel coin on to his sister, who's been dealing with a downward turn in her asthma and hating the life-altering effects of her illness. Linked by a tailsmen, their relationship made concrete by both a school musical and the mysterious, these four young people make readers think about the miraculous in their own lives in a story that's by turn funny and profound.