Synopses & Reviews
New York Times bestselling author Sharon Draper delivers a fresh, funny series starring oh-so-fabulous Sassy!
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"Two-time Coretta Scott King Award winner Draper hits her middle-grade target in this cheerful yet reflective novel about feeling appreciated and finding one's place. 'I'm pretty invisible around here,' complains fourth-grader Sassy, who is annoyed that her parents and older siblings insist on calling her 'Little Sister,' and that she's always last in the family pecking order. Though she also grumbles about having to wear a drab uniform to school, Sassy does her best to look 'distinctive and unique' by wearing glittery fingernail polish and shimmering lip gloss and by toting her 'Sassy Sack.' Made by her beloved Granny, this colorful bag holds everything from Life Savers to shoelaces, sunglasses to mittens. 'Even I'm not sure what all's in there, but I know when I reach down into it, I always seem to find exactly what I need,' she says. A 'Who Am I' class project and a situation in which Sassy's diminutive stature saves the day underscore Draper's clever and careful consideration of external and internal qualities. Filled with energy and opinion, Sassy more than lives up to her name. Ages 7 10." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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Its not easy being nine, especially when youre Sassy Simone Sanford. Especially when you were named for sticking out your tongue on the day you were born. Especially when everyone in the family calls you Little Sister. And if thats not bad enough, imagine being the youngest in the family. Imagine watching your big brother and sister have all the fun. Imagine being left out of the cool stuff your older sibs get to do--just because youre younger. Just because youre in the fourth grade. Just because Mom and Dad rule. Well, nothing stops Sassy. All she has to do is reach into her Sassy Sack to find the right lip gloss, hair clip, or rubber band, and lifes problems get solved. And thanks to her best friends, Carmelita, Jazzy, and Tandy, the most sour situations can become as sweet as honey!
The Coretta Scott King Medal-winning author of "Copper Sun" makes her middle-grade fiction debut in this first title in a new series featuring nine-year-old Sassy Simone Sanford, her loving family, a diverse cast of teachers, friends, and neighbors--and a little magic.
About the Author
Sharon Draper is the acclaimed author of many books for teens, including the NEW YORK TIMES bestsellers WE BEAT THE STREET and COPPER SUN, the 2007 Coretta Scott King Award winner. Additional works include FORGED BY FIRE, TEARS OF A TIGER, and THE BATTLE OF JERICHO, all Coretta Scott King Honor Books. Sharon is also the author of the middle-grade Sassy series, including LITTLE SISTER IS NOT MY NAME, THE BIRTHDAY STORM, THE SILVER SECRET, and THE DAZZLE DISASTER DINNER PARTY. A highly respected educator and speaker, Sharon was the 1997 National Teacher of the Year.