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Double Dutch

Double Dutch

by Sharon M. Draper

Delia loves Double Dutch more than just about anything, and she's really good at it, so good that she and her teammates have a shot at winning the World Double Dutch Championships. Delia would die if she couldn't jump, but Delia has a secret, and it could keep her off the team next year.



Delia's friend Randy has a secret too, one that has him lonely and scared. And while Delia and Randy struggle to keep their secrets, their school is abuzz with rumors about what malicious mischief the terrible Tolliver twins, who just may have a secret of their own, are planning.



Delia and Randy's secrets collide on what should be the happiest day of Delia's life, and the collision threatens to destroy their friendship. Why can't life be as easy for Delia as Double Dutch?

Ages
11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 6 - 8
Grade Level Equivalent
4.3
Lexile Measure
760L
DRA
50
Guided Reading
T
Number of Pages
192
Genre
Realistic Fiction

About the Author

Sharon M. Draper 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.

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