EllRay Jakes Rocks the Holidays!

EllRay Jakes Rocks the Holidays!


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Format
Paperback
Price
$5.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780147512512
  • 128  Pages
  • Puffin
  • 6 – 8

Overview

The small kid with big problems returns in the seventh book of this beloved series!
 
It’s almost Christmas and school is going great for EllRay. He’s “blending in” just the way he likes. So when his father tells him he should be proud to be part of the African-American “community,” EllRay isn’t so sure he wants to call attention to his differences. After all, he’s only one of two boys in his class with brown skin. And then, totally by accident, he insults the other boy—one of his best friends—and all at once EllRay’s back to being the center of attention. And not exactly for good reasons.
 
With Sally Warner’s trademark sense of humor and spot-on dialogue, EllRay confronts questions about race and how it impacts both himself and everyone around him.
 
“Kids of all stripes will identify with EllRay and his unwittingly hilarious antics.”—Booklist
 
A Junior Library Guild selection
A Scholastic Book Club selection
A Texas Bluebonnet Award Winner 2012-13
EllRay Jakes Rocks the Holidays!

EllRay Jakes Rocks the Holidays!

Sally Warner, Illustrator: Brian Biggs

Praise

PRAISE FOR THE ELLRAY JAKES SERIES:
 
“Warner is a dead-on observer of playground politics, and has a great ear for dialogue.”
School Library Journal
 
“Ideal for reluctant readers.”
Booklist
 
“Young readers can identify with EllRay, who is neither a bad seed nor a goody-two-shoes; he and his sense of humor are just right.”
Kirkus Reviews
 
A Junior Library Guild selection
A Scholastic Book Club selection
A Texas Bluebonnet Award Winner 2012-13
 
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