I LOVED Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan! It includes the funniest scene I’ve read in children’s literature. Let’s just say karma happens to a kleptomaniac, bully in such a way that you can’t help but cheer and laugh out loud. I will be nominating this book to be included on the 2017-2018 North Carolina Children’s Book Award contenders. Plus forcing it into the hands of every 4th-6th grader I know; especially boys. First stops, Cole and Eli
Here’s a synopsis from the publisher:
“Joe and Ravi might be from very different places, but they’re both stuck in the same place: school.
Joe’s lived in the same town all his life, and was doing just fine until his best friends moved away and left him on his own. Ravi’s family just moved to America from India, and he’s finding it pretty hard to figure out where he fits in.
Joe and Ravi don’t think they have anything in common, but soon enough they have a common enemy (the biggest bully in their class) and a common mission: to take control of their lives over the course of a single crazy week.”
-Junior Library Guild
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