Synopses & Reviews
Actress and activist Skai Jackson shares her lessons on life and her rise to stardom in this vibrant memoir about self-acceptance, girl empowerment, and the classy clapback.
Actress and activist Skai Jackson is a star! Her rise to fame started on the popular Disney Channel shows Bunk'd and Jessie. Her cool sense of style led her to create her own fashion line. And her success has made her a major influencer, with millions of followers on Instagram, who isn't afraid to stand up for what she believes in.
But being a teen celebrity isn't always glamorous. For the first time, Skai discusses the negative experiences that sometimes come with living in the spotlight — the insecurities about her appearance, the challenges of separating her real personality from her TV roles, and the bullying she's faced both personally and professionally. She knows firsthand the struggles tweens and teens face today, and she has found her calling as an antibullying activist, known as the queen of the classy clapback.
Skai is a positive force and a role model for inspiring change and embracing differences in others. Her story will encourage girls and boys alike to believe in themselves and to have the courage to reach for the sky and follow their dreams.
“Name dropping, celebrity photos, and hashtags abound in this fast-paced read about a young girl’s rise to notoriety….This will be a hit with tweens everywhere.” School Library Journal
“Truly delivers what the subtitle promises.” Kirkus (Starred Review)
"[Skai's] amazing journey is beautifully documented with words and pictures in her new memoir....She also offers sound advice to teens and young women on how to deal with bullies, live out their dreams, and craft the best clap back on social media." Shondaland
About the Author
Skai Jackson is an actress and activist best known for her roles on Disney Channel's Bunk'd and Jessie. She was named to the Hollywood Reporter's Top 30 Stars Under Age 18 list, Variety's Young Hollywood Impact Report, and Time's 30 Most Influential Teens of the Year list, and was nominated for a NAACP Image Award. She's also been featured in The Cut, Teen Vogue, and Ebony, among many others. She lives in Los Angeles. You can follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter at @skaijackson.