Item #97: Signed Book

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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, it’s almost like she has a superpower, like her idol, Astrid Dane. At home, Jenae has plenty of company, like her no-nonsense mama; her older brother, Malcolm, who is home from college after a basketball injury; and her beloved grandpa, Gee.

Then a new student shows up at school—a boy named Aubrey with fiery 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. Despite herself, Jenae starts getting used to having him around.

 

But when the two are paired up for a class debate about the proposed name change for their school, 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.

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Lisa Moore Ramée

Lisa Moore Ramée was born and raised in Los Angeles and now lives in Northern California, with her husband, two kids, an obnoxious cat and more yard than she can control. She earned a BA in Speech Communication from SFSU and a MA in English Literature (focusing on Creative Writing) from CSEB. She worked for several years in publishing, first for Disney Comics, and then for Disney Licensed Publishing. While at Disney, she co-penned The Little Mermaid, Jr. Graphic Novel and the writing bug took up permanent residence. She has yet to figure out how to become a judge on either of her favorite shows: Top Chef and Project Runway. She is the author of A Good Kind of Trouble, a best-selling Walter honor book, and Something to Say. A middle-grade fantasy, Mapmaker, is due out in 2022.

Learn more about Lisa on her website and follow her on Twitter!

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