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Sarai and the Meaning of Awesome

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Fourth grader Sarai Gonzalez can do anything. She can bake, dance, and run her own cupcake business. But when Sarai's grandparents are forced to move, even Sarai's not sure what to do. So she hatches a super-awesome plan with her younger sisters and cousin to buy back the house. But houses are more expensive than she ever thought, her sisters won't listen, and she's running out of time. Will Sarai find a way to save the day?

This book is the first in the Sarai early chapter book series, which is inspired by the life of viral video sensation and social activist Sarai Gonzalez with the help of award-winning children's book author Monica Brown. You can also get it in a Spanish edition.

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"When her beloved grandfather learns that the owner of the house he has been renting, and which he shares with his extended family, has decided to sell, Sarai is immediately concerned. Where will her abuelos, tíos, and primos live? What if they are no longer close by?... Sarai’s neighborliness and strong family values may be aspirational for many in our contemporary society, but her contagious joy might just set readers on the road to remedy that. Though none of her plans ultimately succeed, she remains irrepressibly hopeful throughout; it’s an admirable hope that fuels hard work and ingenuity." — Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

Recommended Age 6 - 9
Author Sarai Gonzalez, Monica Brown, Christine Almeda
Illustrator Christine Almeda
ISBN 9781338236682
Publication Date Sep 11, 2018
Publisher Scholastic Inc.
Series Name Sarai
Language English