Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Five Flavors of Dumb (This title will be released on November 11, 2010), Antony John Reading level: Ages 12 & Up
THE CHALLENGE: Piper has one month to get a paying gig for Dumb—the hottest new rock band in school.
THE DEAL: If she does it, she'll become manager of the band and get her share of the profits, which she desperately needs since her parents raided her college fund.
THE CATCH: Managing one egomaniacal pretty boy, one talentless piece of eye candy, one crush, one silent rocker, and one angry girl who is ready to beat her up. And doing it all when she's deaf. With growing self-confidence, an unexpected romance, and a new understanding of her family's decision to buy a cochlear implant for her deaf baby sister, Piper just may discover her own inner rock star.
When I wrote Antony John about his book, Five Flavors of Dumb in December 2008, he responded, "Incidentally, the narrator's motivation for managing her high school rock band is that she plans to attend Gallaudet and her parents have just blown her entire college fund. I guess this means you'd be her professor!" I just heard back from him and I can't wait to read his book and do an interview:) I'll keep you posted!
Posted by Sharon Pajka,Ph.D. at 9:40 AM