Little Sister Is Not My Name!
Author: Sharon M. Draper
Series: Sassy (Book #1)
Grade Level Equivalent:
Multicultural, Series, Realistic Fiction
African American, Friends and Friendship, Growing Up, Middle School
The New York Times bestselling author Sharon Draper delivers a fresh, funny series starring the oh-so-fabulous Sassy!
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It's not easy being nine — especially when you're Sassy Simone Sanford. Especially when you've been named for sticking out your tongue on the day you were born. Especially when everyone in the family calls you Little Sister. And if that's 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 you're younger. Just because you're in the fourth grade. Just because Mom and Dad rule.
Well, nothing stops Sassy. No way. No how. No, no, no. Not Sassy Simone. All she has to do is reach into her sparkle sack to find the right lip gloss, hair clip, or rubber band, and life's problems get solved. And thanks to her best friends, Carmelita, Jazzy, and Tandy, the most sour situations can become as sweet as honey!
Bestselling author Sharon Draper makes her middle grade girl book debut in this series that features an unforgettable heroine, a loving family, a diverse cast of teachers, friends, and neighbors — and a little magic.
"Sassy’s story of family, school and one special grandmother is a sweet one. Newly independent readers, especially little girls who love fashion, will identify with Sassy and will look forward to more stories about her life and family. " — Kirkus Reviews
Sharon Draper has published a wide variety of books for young readers, including the acclaimed young adult novels Tears of a Tiger, which won the Coretta Scott King Genesis Award, and Forged by Fire, winner of the Coretta Scott King Award. She has also published books of poetry for both children and adults and a book on teaching.