Jilly thinks she's figured out how life works. But when her sister Emma is born Deaf, she realizes how much she still has to learn. A big fantasy reader, Jilly connects with another fan, Derek, who is a Deaf Black ASL user. She goes to Derek for advice but doesn't always know the best way to ask for it and makes some mistakes along the way. Jilly has to step back to learn to be an ally, a sister, and a friend, understanding that life works in different ways for different people, and that being open to change can make you change in the best possible ways....
|Title||:||You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P!|
|Number of Pages||:||256 pages|
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You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P! Reviews
Jilly P's education includes both Deaf culture and white privilege, not to mention being a big sister and trying to interpret initialisms like Y.Y.A. (Yes You Are). The last two are more humorous interludes between the first two. The Deaf subject arises because Jilly's new little sister is born deaf, and how her parents (and the doctors) deal with that - to sign or not, and when signing is ok (like waving vs. name signs), and what about cochlear implants - will be questions most readers have nev ...more
The sophomore offering by Alex Gino packs in a LOT of topics.
Racism & White Privilege, Able-ism, Deafness/deafness ...
Jilly P is a middle school kid who is getting a new baby sister. She is also a big fan of a hot trilogy & she spends time each day on line with other pre-teen fans awaiting the final book release and rehashing details of the 1st two novels. When it looks like her infant sister might be deaf or hard of hearing Jilly turns to her online friend (Derek - who is deaf, black & ...more
This is a great book that I think is best for people in grades 4-8. You don't know everything Jilly P! by Alex Gino is about a girl name Jilly who has a baby sister named Emma who was recently born deaf. She realizes that the world is going to treat Emma different than her and that the world is going to treat her two black cousins (she is Caucasian) different than her. To learn how to deal with it she talks to a boy online who is black and deaf about his experiences and just life. Follow Jilly a ...more
Great YA book that lightly covers issues of race, white privilege, ASL/hearing loss and society attitudes around "disability"
If you're looking for substance on those issues, this isn't the book for you (try The Hate U Give).
While the coverage of the issues presented here IS thought-provoking (packed with a punch) it is mostly superficial and light, which I suspect was due to the tender age of the narrator. OR maybe the author missed the mark. Nevertheless, I feel the cursory stance was appropri ...more
I mostly enjoyed this book, and I think it has a lot of valuable lessons to teach young readers. Even so, it fell a little flat for me. The actual story was often overshadowed by the lessons Gino wanted to teach, making those seem a little forced at times and breaking up the flow of the story. I think the book could have benefitted from being a little longer, and more fleshed out.
The state of affairs regarding how to talk to people who are different from you and how you will definitely mess it up, but that there is hope if you are honest and keep learning - for middle school trending younger. Talking to kids about microaggressions.
It felt heavy handed at times, but I think that only proves how dead on it is. It would make a good conversation starter. Maybe a good book club pick.
Thanks to @scholasticinc for the free book!
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5 for this thought-provoking MG book by #alexgino
Jilly (white, hearing) is introduced to the complexities of the Deaf community, as well as the Black Lives Matter movement in this moving coming of age story by the author of GEORGE.
YOU DON’T KNOW EVERYTHING, JILLY P sucked me right in and never let me go.
Here’s why I loved it: ❤
~*~* honest conversations like the ones between Jilly and her Black Aunt Alicia (her Aunt J ...more
A sweet, earnest book about a girl struggling to understand the world around her. (8+)
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