Synopses & Reviews
When the students in Nikki and Dejaand#8217;s class find out that their school is going to hold its first-ever election for student body president, some kids are more excited than others. But none is as excited as Deja, who figures sheand#8217;s a shoo-in for the third grade nomination. Deja decides that Nikki will be her campaign manager, of course, and puts her to work right away. But will Dejaand#8217;s tendency to rush into things and boss people around alienate her best friend when she needs her most, and spoil her chances of becoming president of Carver Elementary?
This is a charming new entry in a chapter book series praised for its humor and authentic characters.
"New readers can happily meet the girls for the first time here and then go back to fill in the picture, while fans will be glad to see them back in fine form."
"In her first chapter book, English perceptively explores the undercurrent of insecurity and rivalry that threatens two African-American girls' friendship." —Publishers Weekly
"Accesible writing, authentic characters, an easy-to-identify-with plot and Freeman's appealing black-and-white illustrations come together smoothly in this straightforward friendship tale." —Kirkus Reviews
When Deja launches her campaign to become president of Carver Elementary, she can't see beyond her goal to notice her best friend Nikki is upset. This fourth book in the Nikki and Deja series tacklesand#160;a rough patch in third gradeand#160;friendship.
“Fans will be glad to see [the girls] back in fine form.” -The Bulletin
Watch out, Carver Elementary. Deja is running for president! When the students in Nikki and Dejas class find out their school is holding its first-ever election for student body president, some kids are excited, but none is as excited as Deja. She decides Nikki will be her campaign manager, of course, and puts her to work. But will Dejas take-charge ways alienate her best friend when she needs her most? A great friendship story that ties in well with the U.S. election season. Now in paperback!
Meet Nikki and Deja, who live next door to each other and are best friends. They do everything together—watch Saturday morning cartoons, play jacks, jump double Dutch at recess, and help each other with their homework for Mrs. Shelby's third-grade class. But when an arrogant new girl arrives and Nikki and Deja form a club that would exclude her, the results are not what they expect. This warm, easy-to-read chapter book from an award-winning author captures all the joys and complexities of elementary school life—particularly friendships and cliques—with finesse and humor.
About the Author
Karen English is a Coretta Scott King Honor Award-winning author who lives in Los Angeles, California. Her books about Nikki and Deja have been praised for their accessible writing, authentic characters, and satisfying story lines. Karenand#160;is a retiredand#160;elementary school teacher who taught in urban neighborhoods for many years, and she wrote these stories with her students in mind.