When the Sea Turned to Silver

by Grace Lin

Companion novel to Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and Starry River of the Sky. Author’s note. List of books that inspired When the Sea Turned to Silver.

ISBN: 9780316125925

JLG Release: February 2017

JLG Member Price

Intermediate Readers Plus

Grades 3-5


14 books / $15.80 a book

  • Book Details




    Print Book


    Hardcover edition


    Little, Brown

    Page Count


    Trim Size

    5 1/4" x 7 5/8"

    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 5.3, Points: 9

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 4.6, Points: 15


    Level: 750L

    Awards & Honors

    Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) 2018 --2019 Nominee National Book Awards: Young People’s Literature, 2016 Finalist
    SLJ’s Best Books of 2016, Middle Grade
    The New York Times Notable Children’s Books of 2016, Middle Grade
    National Public Radio’s Guide to 2016 Great Reads
    Booklist 2016 Editors’ Choice, Books for Youth, Middle Readers, Fiction
    ALSC Notable Children’s Books 2017, Middle Readers
    Booklist Top 10 Books for Youth 2017, Diverse Fiction and SF/Fantasy & Horror
    Parents’ Choice Award Winner, Fiction Silver
    E. B. White Read-Aloud Award 2017 Finalist, Middle Reader
    2017 Capitol Choices, Ten to Fourteen
    CSMCL Best Multicultural Books of 2016
    2016 Cybils Finalist, Elementary/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction
    Children’s Literature Assembly, 2017 Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts Award



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