A 2015 Red Maple Award nominee! "A fun-filled, pitch-perfect book... about the perils of being 12 in a snake-eat-snake world." -Kirkus Starred Review
Ana Wright's social life is now officially on the endangered list: she lives in a zoo (umm, elephant droppings!?), her best friend lives on the other side of the world, and the Sneerers are making junior high miserable. All Ana wants is to fade into the background.
Creature File for Ana Wright:
"A wild romp, filled with humor and heart."-Lisa Schroeder, author of It's Raining Cupcakes and the Charmed Life series
This book is about how happy it made a little girl when her mom bought her a pair of tap dancing shoes while on a shopping trip at the mall. It tells about some fun filled exciting experiences both boys and girls may have with a pair of tap dancing shoes. The illustrator used Chesley's original artwork ideas as well as his/her own in the illustrations. The last two illustrations in her book are of dancewear used in her first dance recital.
As Chesley's mother, I like this book because it allows children to see what they can do too by putting forth the effort to do their best whatever the task, and not take shortcuts or take the easy way out all the time, especially in their reading and writing at school. I hope it will give students the confidence to persevere in their goals/dreams no matter what others do or say or how difficult it may get at times. This is also a fun and exciting book.
Chesley wrote this story in class one day about something she enjoyed doing, taking tap dancing lessons.
SHELIA FINDS HERSELF IN A SITUATION THAT WANT BE EASY TO GET OUT OF.EVEN GROWING UP IN A HOME WHERE LOVE WASN'T SHOWN VERY AFFECTIONATELY, STILL SHE NEVER WENT THROUGH A SITUATION LIKE THIS.HOWEVER WHEN THINGS GET TO BAD FOR SHELIA TO HANDLE WEIGHT STARTS LIFTING OFF HER SHOULDERS THROUGH ANGELIC FAVORS. SHE FEELS THAT MIRICLES ARE SURELY HAPPENING RIGHT BEFORE HER EYES.INCLUDING MEETING A MAN THAT WOULD GROW TO TRULY LOVE HER UNCONDITIONALLY. MARANDA WAS A YOUNG WOMAN BEING RULED AND DISRESPECTED BY AN OLDER MAN WHOME SHE SHARED TWO CHILDREN AND AN APARTMENT WITH.HOW DO YOU GET OUT OF A SITUATION THAT IS TRULY HEARTBREAKING?SEE HOW MARANDA DEALT WITH BEING ABUSIED AND TREATED IN WAYS OTHER THAN THE BEAUTIFUL LADY THAT SHE IS. MARTIN, OWNER OF A BAR IN HIS CONVERTED APARTMENT, A REAL LADIES MAN YOU WOULD SAY.HE WAS LIKE THE HEAD OF HIS OWN GANG UNTIL UNEXPECTED EVENTS BROUGHT ALL HIS TRUE COLORS AND WEAKNESS TO THE TABLE WHAT WOULD HIS ENTOURAGE THINK OF HIM KNOWING HE TO CRY IN THE DARK. JOHN, A YOUNG BLACK ENTREPRENEUR WHO'S IN A WORLD ALONE LOOKING FOR HIS LONG LOST FAMILY MEMBERS.UNABLE TO FIND THEM HE'S LEFT FILLING VOIDS IN OTHER PEOPLE LIVES THAT UNFOURTUNATELY HE CAN'T FILL IN HIS OWN UNTIL HE MEETS SHELIA AND HER GIRLS.CAN THEY FILL THE VOID IN JOHN'S LIFE
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