04 Mar / Elaine and the Flying Frog [previously titled Elaine, Mary Lewis, and the Frogs] by Heidi Chang [in What Do I Read Next? Multicultural Literature]
Elaine moves to a small town in Iowa from big city San Francisco. Suddenly she feels like an outsider, being the only Asian American student in her school. She meets Mary Lewis, a fellow classmate obsessed with frogs, and together they form a strong friendship as they work on a special science project.