Something to Say - Lisa Moore Ramée - Thorndike - 978-1432881542
Thorndike Press

Something to Say

  • Lisa Moore Ramée
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 143288154X
  • ISBN-13: 9781432881542
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.10 lbs ( .50 kgs)
  • 400 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released September 2020



A Walter Dean Myers Honor Author

Eleven-year-old Jenae doesn’t have any friends — and she’s just fine with that. She’s so good at being invisible in school. Then a new student shows up — a boy named Aubrey with red hair and a smile that won’t quit. Jenae can’t figure out why he keeps popping up everywhere she goes. The more she tries to push him away, the more he seems determined to be her friend. But when the two are paired up for a class debate, Jenae knows this new friendship has an expiration date. Aubrey is desperate to win and earn a coveted spot on the debate team. There’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.

Age Range: 8-12 | Grade Level: 3-7 | Lexile Measure: NA


Customer Reviews

“A timely, entertaining, unforgettable story about family, friendship, and finding your voice.”

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)

“This is a compelling story about friendship, fighting for what you believe in, and finding your voice. A first purchase for middle grade collections.”

— School Library Journal (starred)

“Ramée creates a number of convincing characters with depth and individuality. . . . This satisfying novel revolves around civic engagement, family relationships, and an unexpected but ultimately welcome friendship.”

— ALA Booklist