Who Is Loved Best? Because she's the oldest and can do the most, Carolyn is sure she is loved the best. But then she begins to have doubts: Her mom spoils her little sister when she's sick, her parents post her little brother's perfect math quiz on the fridge but barely notice her own perfect paper, and they make a bigger fuss over her brother's and sister's small parts in the spring play than they do her speaking part. But when things don't happen exactly as Carolyn expected, she learns an important lesson about what it means to be loved best.
Patricia C. McKissack is the author of many highly acclaimed books for children, including Goin' Someplace Special, a Coretta Scott King Award winner; The Honest-to-Goodness Truth; Let My People Go, written with her husband, Fredrick, and recipient of the NAACP Image Award; The Dark-Thirty, a Newbery Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Award winner; and Mirandy and Brother Wind, recipient of the Caldecott Medal and a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.