Ballet Bullies

Dewey: FIC
This title covers these subjects:  Self-confidence -- FictionBallet dancers -- FictionBallet -- Fiction

Ballet Bullies (Hardcover)

by Jake Maddox

Stone Arch Books
Marissa has always loved dancing. But lately, she feels clumsy and awkward when she dances, and she feels bigger and taller than the other girls. She doesn't even bother trying out for the Rose Fairy ballet. But someone else thinks Marissa has what it takes to play the Rose Fairy!

Reading Level: 2-3
Interest Level: 3-6
Lexile Level: 490L
Accelerated ReaderATOS Level: 3.6
AR Points: 1.0
AR Quiz Number: 130545

ISBN:  9781434216045 / 1-4342-1604-7
Publisher:  Stone Arch Books
Brand:  Jake Maddox
Copyright: 2010
Language: English
Page Count:  72
Page Dimensions:  5 1/4 x 7 1/2
Binding:  Reinforced Library Binding

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Ms. Yingling Reads blog - Ms. Yingling

Marissa loves to dance and has always been good at it, but when she returns to classes after the summer, she is uncomfortable because she has gotten taller and "bigger" than all the other girls. When she is chosen for the lead role, she is worried because two other girls are making fun of her size, and she is afraid to wear the costume because it will make her look bigger.   Strengths: Girls certainly are self-conscious about their appearance, so this rings true. I love that Marissa is clearly African-American, but nothing is mentioned about this fact in the text.   Weaknesses: The resolution is a little too weak and tidy. Also, while the great Tuesday Mourning illustrations show Marissa as tall, she certainly doesn't look very "big" to me. I would have liked to have seen her as heavier.

August 25, 2011

Chapter Book of the Day Blog - Anastasia Suen

Booktalk: Marissa loved dancing, but when she grew taller than the other girls, they started to tease her. Snippet: Marissa sighed. “I just feel weird putting on the leotard and dancing in front of everyone. I feel like the other girls are staring at me,” she admitted.

February 18, 2011

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