Cool Moonlight

A Cool Moonlight by Angela Johnson (0-8037-2846-8)
This short novel for children is about Lila, a girl with a rare sun allergy that prevents her from being exposed to any sunlight at all. Lila lives in darkness ans plays by moonlight, dreaming of being able to dance in the sun someday.
Johnson’s writing is both spare and evocative, capturing the magical quality of playing outside at night. The characterization of Lila is superb, giving readers a true glimpse of someone living in a unique situation.
I would recommend this for children who understand the appeal of exploring a character. I would also use this as a read-aloud in a classroom, because it would lead to interesting discussions on people who are different yet the same as us.