Something to Say

Something to Say❴Reading❵ ➹ Something to Say Author Lisa Moore Ramée – Heartforum.co.uk From the author of A Good Kind of Trouble, a Walter Dean Myers Honor Book, comes another unforgettable story about finding your voice and finding your people Perfect for fans of Sharon Draper, Meg Med From the author of A Good Kind of Trouble, a Walter Dean Myers Honor Book, comes another unforgettable story about finding your voice and finding your people Perfect Something to PDF \ for fans of Sharon Draper, Meg Medina, and Jason ReynoldsEleven year old Jenae doesn t have any friends and she s just fine with that She s so good at being invisible in school, it s almost like she has a superpower, like her idol, Astrid Dane At home, Jenae has plenty of company, like her no nonsense mama her older brother, Malcolm, who is home from college after a basketball injury and her beloved grandpa, GeeThen a new student shows up at school a boy named Aubrey with fiery red hair and a smile that won t quit Jenae can t figure out why he keeps popping up everywhere she goes The she tries to push him away, the he seems determined to be her friend Despite herself, Jenae starts getting used to having him aroundBut when the two are paired up for a class debate about the proposed name change for their school, Jenae knows this new friendship has an expiration date Aubrey is desperate to win and earn a coveted spot on the debate teamThere s just one problem Jenae would do almost anything to avoid speaking up in front of an audience including risking the first real friendship she s ever had.

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    Something to Say PDF/EPUB Å Something to PDF \ mama her older brother, Malcolm, who is home from college after a basketball injury and her beloved grandpa, GeeThen a new student shows up at school a boy named Aubrey with fiery red hair and a smile that won t quit Jenae can t figure out why he keeps popping up everywhere she goes The she tries to push him away, the he seems determined to be her friend Despite herself, Jenae starts getting used to having him aroundBut when the two are paired up for a class debate about the proposed name change for their school, Jenae knows this new friendship has an expiration date Aubrey is desperate to win and earn a coveted spot on the debate teamThere s just one problem Jenae would do almost anything to avoid speaking up in front of an audience including risking the first real friendship she s ever had."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • Something to Say
  • Lisa Moore Ramée
  • English
  • 20 March 2019
  • 0062836714

10 thoughts on “Something to Say

  1. Camryn says:

    This was a really sweet story about friendship I loved Aubrey very much and want to adopt him I did think this was too long, though.

  2. Richie Partington says:

    Richie s Picks SOMETHING TO SAY by Lisa Moore Ram e, HarperCollins Balzer Bray, July 2020, 384p., ISBN 978 0 06 283671 7 Here s the big not so secret Kids know what is going on They also have the capacity to be deeply upset by it What we might call social justice boils down to what kids would call fairness As any parent knows, kids are keenly aware of who getscookies or less praise studies tell us those as young as 15 months understand equitable treatment Social issues like Richie s Picks SOMETHING TO SAY by Lisa Moore Ram e, HarperCollins Balzer Bray, July 2020, 384p., ISBN 978 0 06 283671 7 Here s the big not so secret Kids know what is going on They also have the capacity to be deeply upset by it What we might call social justice boils down to what kids would call fairness As any parent knows, kids are keenly aware of who getscookies or less praise studies tell us those as young as 15 months understand equitable treatment Social issues like racism, sexism and classism are complex, but underlying them are simple concepts that kids can relate to and be moved by Caroline Paul, Activism isn t just for adults and teens We need to teach younger kids to be activists, too ideas.ted.com 7 2 18 With a lot of blacks, there s quite a bit of resentment along with their dissent, and possibly rightfully so But we can t all of a sudden get down on our knees and turn everything over to the leadership of the blacks I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility I don t believe in giving authority and positions of leadership and judgment to irresponsible people actor John Wayne, the Playboy interview 1971 At that time, not only were schools segregated but also other public places as well, such as pools, parks, and movie theaters Some businesses even had signs that read, NO DOGS OR MEXICANS ALLOWED from the picturebook, SEPARATE IS NEVER EQUAL SYLVIA MENDEZ HER FAMILY S FIGHT FOR DESEGREGATION by Duncan Tonatiuh, Abrams, 2014 I hold my phone out and take a selfie My first one I get the vest I made out of the closet and put it on, then sling my clock bag over my shoulder and take someacting like I m cool like Astrid and that s when my door opens Dude, Malcolm says You are seriously tripping Right behind Malcolm is Aubrey.No way No way is this flaming hot Cheeto hair boy up here in my room What are you doing here I ask, letting my bag slide off my shoulder and onto the floor How do you know where I live Aubrey s so fair, it s easy to see the blush exploding all over his face like a bucket of red paint got tipped over his head It makes his freckles stand out evenI sort offollowed you He glances over at Malcolm and I m sure Aubrey s thinking that following a girl home is at the top of things her big brother might beat him up for Meet eleven year olds Jenae and Aubrey, the duo who have something to say in this easy to love tale of friendship and activism Jenae is a quiet black girl who does her best to stay under the radar But from the first day of junior high, she somehow attracts the attention of the ever smiling, enthusiastic, Aubrey He s a new kid in town and a fellow aficionado of Jenae s favorite YouTube show, Astrid Dane Also, since the beginning of the school year, there has been a community debate over changing the name of their school from John Wayne Junior High to Sylvia Mendez Junior High Aubrey and Jenae will end up learning a lot about these two historical figures when they pair up and choose the topic of the proposed school name change for an English class debate assignment The only problem is that Jenae hates public speaking She has no intention of standing up in front of the class She comes up with a scheme to ditch school that day by deceiving both of her divorced parents, despite knowing that it will betray Aubrey, her one friend.Over the years, the composition of the southern California community that named the school after John Wayne has changed So has the community s tolerance for white supremacists Jenae s grandfather has told her how their southern California community was once all white, but when a black movie star moved in, white flight gave him the opportunity to purchase the spiffy old mansion that Jenae and her mom share with him.Jenae s brother had been away at college until a serious knee injury ended his basketball career Now, after surgery, Malcolm is convalescing at home, supposedly figuring out an alternate plan When their grandfather Gee suffers a severe stroke and stops speaking, Jenae rises to the occasion, devising ways to help him begin to recover It s a challenge, but the pair figure out some workable communication strategies.Jenae and Aubrey are wonderful characters It s delightful to see them learning to express their needs to one another.Given current events, the activist driven community debate over the name of the school will make this a perfectly timed read for the summer or the beginning of the new school year.Richie Partington, MLISRichie s Picks

  3. Yapha says:

    Very good messages here about what it means to be a friend, with a little social activism on the side The John Wayne vs Sylvia Mendez debate was very well done I m glad to see Sylvia Mendez getting somemainstream mentions If students are interested in readingabout her after they finish this book, I recommend Sylvia Aki Recommended for grades 4 up.eARC provided by publisher via Edelweiss Very good messages here about what it means to be a friend, with a little social activism on the side The John Wayne vs Sylvia Mendez debate was very well done I m glad to see Sylvia Mendez getting somemainstream mentions If students are interested in readingabout her after they finish this book, I recommend Sylvia Aki Recommended for grades 4 up.eARC provided by publisher via Edelweiss

  4. Roni Derossett says:

    I thought this was a great middle grade novel that I still fully enjoyed as an adult The main character really spoke to me, as another person who feels like they might literally die if forced to speak in front of a group, and it has lots of other timely themes to it today that I think will resonate with kids.

  5. Ms. Yingling says:

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss PlusJanae feels that she has a lot of power over the universe, but she has uysed it incorrectly she wanted her brother Marcus to stay at home rather than going to college, so she feels that his knee injury is her fault He stays at home, and his college scholarship to play basketball is in jeopardy This causes tension at home, especially with their mother Their grandfather, Gee, also lives with them, since neither father is in the picture Janae loves the online sh E ARC provided by Edelweiss PlusJanae feels that she has a lot of power over the universe, but she has uysed it incorrectly she wanted her brother Marcus to stay at home rather than going to college, so she feels that his knee injury is her fault He stays at home, and his college scholarship to play basketball is in jeopardy This causes tension at home, especially with their mother Their grandfather, Gee, also lives with them, since neither father is in the picture Janae loves the online show Astrid Dane, which her mother thinks is frivolous, but which is a good escape for the anxious girl At school, she doesn t have any friends and tries to fly beneath everyone s radar This works fairly well until Aubrey, a new boy with dyed red hair, shows up at school and shared her love of Astrid Dane He is very exuberant and determined to befriend Janae, who grudgingly starts to have lunch with him Janae is very concerned about her language arts class, which has a lot of speeches that will be assigned She is so anxious that she feels she can t possibly do them A lot of her anxiety is due to her fear that she causes bad things to happen to those she loves When her school s name might change from honoring the problematic John Wayne to honoring Sylvia Mendez, Janae wants to get involved in championing the young civil rights pioneer, but she is afraid to say something When Gee has a stroke and is incapacitated, her anxiety increases Will she be able to be a good friend to Aubrey, overcome her fear of speaking in public, and use her energy to make a change in the world Strengths The biggest concern of middle school students is fitting in versus standing out The second biggest concern is having friends This addresses both of those concerns with a helping of social activism I liked the inclusion of Sylvia Mendez this would b e a good time to pitch Conkling s Sylvia and Aki 2011 to students The multigenerational family is always interesting, and Aubrey s back story makes him an intriguing character Weaknesses The mother is very mean to Janae and is not supportive of her love of Astrid Dane, and doesn t get her help for her almost crippling anxiety The school is also not very supportive, although the language arts teacher is portrayed as being the best in the school Also, there could have been a tiny bitexplanation on why the school would have been named after John Wayne today s students will have no idea who he was What I really think This is a great addition to recent books about social activism, such as this author s A Good Kind of Trouble, Schroeder s Wish on all the Stars, Maldonado s What Lane , and Budhos The Long Ride

  6. Beth says:

    Review copy thanks to Balzer Bray Review copy thanks to Balzer Bray

  7. Ricky says:

    Much like her debut novel, last year s A Good Kind of Trouble, Lisa Moore Ramee s Something to Say is a pretty sweet, and pretty important, MG contemporary with lots of on point commentary about social justice Especially in a year when Black Lives Matter, and protests of the kind seen in Ramee s first book, have come into sharper cultural focus than ever before and, pretty presciently, this book deals with the potential renaming of a public SoCal institution away from John Wayne, since I m pr Much like her debut novel, last year s A Good Kind of Trouble, Lisa Moore Ramee s Something to Say is a pretty sweet, and pretty important, MG contemporary with lots of on point commentary about social justice Especially in a year when Black Lives Matter, and protests of the kind seen in Ramee s first book, have come into sharper cultural focus than ever before and, pretty presciently, this book deals with the potential renaming of a public SoCal institution away from John Wayne, since I m pretty sure I saw a recent news headline about a petition to rename the airport in Orange County after his infamous pro white supremacy quotes from the 70s resurfaced for at least the third time in as many years.Compared to her first book, Ramee gives us a smaller cast of characters, and makes a greater focus on family than friendship Jenae, evenso than Shayla, has so much social anxiety that naturally she winds up in a class where she has to get ready to perform a public speech her worst fear of all And she has some rather unusual coping mechanisms namely, convincing herself that she can telepathically influence the decisions of others, though this also causes her some significant guilt when she fears that this superpower may have caused injury and illness to those she loves.Also naturally, though the kid she s partnered with on this project is her polar opposite in so many ways Aubrey doesn t have a problem speaking his mind, he s highly visible literally, with his flaming red hair but hey, they re both Danishes fans of the super popular Astrid Dane , which helps them start that inevitable friend bond You love to see it, as the meme says.Jenae s story is quite a rollercoaster emotionally, because in addition to the ongoing debate about renaming her school for Sylvia Mendez instead of John Wayne, she s got a lot of family issues as well Her grandfather, Gee, falls ill which made me tear up a bit, having lost two grandparents to severe illness in the last year Her brother, Malcolm, can t play basketball right now because of a recent injury, on top of a breakup with his ex girlfriend whom Jenae texts behind his back because she misses having her around Jenaewell, let s just say she makes mistakes, and lots of them, but that comes with the territory at that age Ramee s got that gift for well rounded protagonists down to a T, that s for sure I just wish I could be hand selling this book the way I used to do with A Good Kind of Trouble

  8. Tasha says:

    Jenae goes through life being invisible It s her own superpower, just like her favorite show, Astrid Dane At school she is entirely ignored, and she prefers it that way Her family is different, though with her mother always rushing, her brother s injury and her grandfather s health problems, Jenae can end up invisible there too So it s very strange when the new boy at school notices Jenae immediately Aubrey is also different from the other kids He too loves Astrid Dane But Jenae isn t loo Jenae goes through life being invisible It s her own superpower, just like her favorite show, Astrid Dane At school she is entirely ignored, and she prefers it that way Her family is different, though with her mother always rushing, her brother s injury and her grandfather s health problems, Jenae can end up invisible there too So it s very strange when the new boy at school notices Jenae immediately Aubrey is also different from the other kids He too loves Astrid Dane But Jenae isn t looking for a friend at all She keeps pushing Aubrey away, but Aubrey just keeps coming back Soon Jenae realizes that she has found a friend It s too bad that circumstances are creating a time when she will have to ruin their friendship to avoid having to do the thing she fears most, giving a speech in front of a crowd.There is so much to love in this book The warm family that Jenae comes from gives the book a wonderful heartbeat, including a brother who won t really talk to her after his accident and his return home from college Her grandfather is full of advice, pushing Jenae to face her fears head on Jenae blames herself for much of what happens in her family, including her brother s accident She deeply believes that she can think strong thoughts and make things happen.Still, that s not true when it comes to Aubrey, a new friend who brings lots of mixed feelings for Jenae Jenae with her unique view of the world, her ability to be alone and not lonely, and her independence is also full of fears at times She s marvelously complex, geeky and individual Aubrey is much the same, yet where Jenae is quiet, Aubrey always has something to say.Full of fascinating characters, this book is about finding your voice, standing up and insisting on being heard Appropriate for ages 9 12

  9. Kelly Hager says:

    So first, I overidentify with Jenae I also would seriously rather be punched directly in the face than have to give a speech in public Potential mitigating factors how public is public and what is the topic Also, I am a fan of magical thinking That would be when you say things like, If the next car is blue, everything will be work out That isn t quite what Jenae does, but it s similar.When she meets Aubrey, though, things change And that s not really Jenae s plan it sthat Au So first, I overidentify with Jenae I also would seriously rather be punched directly in the face than have to give a speech in public Potential mitigating factors how public is public and what is the topic Also, I am a fan of magical thinking That would be when you say things like, If the next car is blue, everything will be work out That isn t quite what Jenae does, but it s similar.When she meets Aubrey, though, things change And that s not really Jenae s plan it sthat Aubrey just sort of barges into her life and doesn t really take no for an answer He also doesn t take maybe or silence as answers That probably makes it sound like I don t like Aubrey, and that s not true It s actually probably impossible not to love him He s got a huge heart and is just a genuinely kind person But he s also a lot, especially if you re used to going under the radar And under the radar is the only way Jenae wants to be This book is fantastic I also loved last year s A Good Kind of Trouble I love the way that Lisa Moore Ramee makes it so the reader learns all these things without it ever seeming like homework For example, a major subplot is the fact that the school they attend may change its namesake from John Wayne to Sylvia Mendez Sylvia was part of a lawsuit that desegregated schools in California before Brown v Board of Education desegregated schools nationwide This happened in 1946 she was eight She s still alive, because this wasn t really all that long ago It s a very heated debate, and it s one of those things where a lot of people have knee jerk reactions to changing the name Once people learnabout who Sylvia is and what she accomplished, feelings tend to change.This is such a phenomenal story and I seriously cannot wait to see what Lisa Moore Ramee writes next I hope we find out soon

  10. Michelle says:

    I am new to Libro.fm and this is one of my first YA novels narrated by an individual who sounds of like age as the characters Well done As the novel opens we are introduced to shy, longtime Southern California resident Janae and outgoing, Chicago transplant Aubrey I like how Aubrey befriends Janae even as she attempts to blend in and become invisible In English class, the teacher announces an assignment which highlights one of Janae s worst fears public speaking Studies show public speakin I am new to Libro.fm and this is one of my first YA novels narrated by an individual who sounds of like age as the characters Well done As the novel opens we are introduced to shy, longtime Southern California resident Janae and outgoing, Chicago transplant Aubrey I like how Aubrey befriends Janae even as she attempts to blend in and become invisible In English class, the teacher announces an assignment which highlights one of Janae s worst fears public speaking Studies show public speaking is a high ranking fear of individuals of all ages As an educator I have observed student s anxiety when presented with public speaking activities The author did a great job articulating Janae s thoughts, apprehension, and subsequent actions I love a novel that imbeds learning opportunities within the storyline Such is the case here as local citizens are in the middle of a debate regarding the potential name change of the junior high Janae, Aubrey, and readers will learn a great deal about the famous actor John Wayne and the lesser know Civil Rights activist Sylvia Mendez and be presented with viewpoints from each side as to what the school s name should be This is such a timely topic I m always in awe of authors who have their finger on the pulse of our nation and their books become ways for conversation to occur within classrooms and homes Facing fears, social activism, family units, and muchare explored in this quick middle grade chapter book Potential triggers childhood leukemia, divorce, illness of a grandparent

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