Sarai in the Spotlight

 
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Sarai in the Spotlight
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Age Range
6+
Release Date
September 11, 2018
ISBN
978-1338236699
When Sarai's best friend suddenly moves away, Sarai has to navigate school -- and the unfriendly girls in the cafeteria -- all by herself. Then, new girl Christina moves to town and the teacher volunteers Sarai to show her around. But Sarai thinks Christina is not at all like her--she never wants to play at recess, she's always got her head in a notebook and she's so shy! But when Christina writes Sarai a spoken-word poem for her to recite at the class talent show, Sarai learns that sometimes winning teams are made from unlikely pairs!
Inspired by the life of viral video sensation and social activist Sarai Gonzalez with the help of award-winning children's book author Monica Brown.

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Teaches about Friendship and Standing up for Yourself
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4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
When Sarai's friend Isa moves away, she's upset because she's left at school all alone. It's especially hard because of the mean girls who pick on her. Sarai's sister defends her, but she still misses Isa. Then a new girl named Christina enters the school and Sarai gives her the tour. Sarai also learns that Christina loves to write and is currently focused on unicorns.

When their teacher announces that the school will be having a talent show, Sarai knows she wants to participate. Christina and Sarai decide to work together and Sarai does a reading of one of Christina's poem. She makes it come to life!

I like that Sarai writes letters to Isa, so their friendship will continue. The illustrations are cute and perfect for children. SARAI IN THE SPOTLIGHT teaches about the importance of friendship and standing up for yourself. It's pretty amazing that this was also written by a young girl named Sarai. It's inspired by her life.


Final Verdict: I would recommend this to fans of friendship and talent shows. It's also good for those going through a hard time at school.
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