Spirit week showdown

by Allen, Crystal.

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Nine-year-old Mya is excited about participating in School Spirit Week, even making a pinky promise with her best friend Naomi to be her partner, but when she accidentally gets paired with the biggest bully in school, Mean Connie, Naomi is mad at Maya for breaking her promise, so she must learn to work with Mean Connie and try and get her friend back.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The pitfalls of navigating fourth-grade social dynamics is at the heart of this winning series debut. African American Mya Tibbs loves Spirit Week. She and her new BFF, local pageant queen Naomi Jackson, have plans to be Spirit Week partners and win the VIP tickets to the Fall Festival. But Mya gets paired with the school bully, Mean Connie, and immediately finds herself on the wrong end of Naomi's temper; Naomi uses her social cachet to ostracize Mya. Desperate, Mya walks a tightrope between proving her loyalty to Naomi and winning Spirit Week with Connie, who is not at all as mean as the rumors claim. A subplot involving Mya's brother's attempts to ditch an unwanted nickname complements her discoveries about genuine friendship versus callous manipulation. Allen has created a charming heroine in Mya, who can swing a lasso, use her braids as a calendar, and tell the occasional tall tale. She survives the slings and arrows of Spirit Week with panache, and a happy ending sets up the next book.--Dean, Kara Copyright 2015 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this entertaining first book in the Magnificent Mya Tibbs series, African-American fourth-grader Mya dreams of becoming a cowgirl someday, but her immediate goal is winning her school's Spirit Week. The two winners from each grade get VIP tickets to their Texas town's fall festival, and Mya and her new best friend, Naomi, have their eyes on the prize. But when Mya is paired with class bully Connie and doesn't push to swap partners, it drives a wedge between the two girls. Mya's warm, loving family runs a farm and ranch store where Mya and her older brother, Nugget, help out. Like Mya, Nugget is struggling with friend troubles-in his case, wanting to become more popular. While Mya's journey toward discovering what real friendship looks like is fairly conventional, Allen (The Laura Line) has created a big-hearted, high-spirited, cowboy-booted heroine ("The yippee is back in my ki-yay," she thinks as things begin to look up). The story's vivid small-town setting and memorable characters will have many readers looking forward to more from Mya. Ages 8-12. Agent: Jennifer Rofé, Andrea Brown Literary Agency. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Allen, Crystal. Magnificent Mya Tibbs.
Subjects Schools Juvenile fiction
Friendship Fiction
Promises Fiction
Schools Fiction
Juvenile Literature
Juvenile Fiction
Electronic books.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Balzer + Bray2016
Edition First edition.
Contributors Kaban, Eda, illustrator.
OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
Format: Kindle Book
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Description 1 online resource.
ISBN 9780062342355
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