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Sassy: Little Sister is Not My Name

Sassy: Little Sister is Not My Name

Spring 2009 Fiction
Ages: 7 - 10 yrs.
Author: Sharon M. Draper
Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 0545071518
Hardcover Price: $16.99
Sassy endures all of the hardships of being the youngest member of her family and the smallest girl among her friends. She is no stoic, however, and kicks against her misfortunes, even though her teacher, like all grownups, reminds her, “Sometimes being little is a good thing.” As well as having a vivid imagination with which to entertain her friends, nine year-old Sassy has something else they all envy. Her grandmother, a colorful professional storyteller, made her a wonderful bag of satin, silk and velvet covered with sequins and sparkles. Sassy calls it her “Sparkle Sack” and keeps everything she–and many of her friends–could possibly need in it.

In this good-natured, humorous story, the spunky and beguiling heroine is perfectly suited for those beginning to read chapter books.

Kemie Nix   ©2009 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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