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
Thank you to the publisher, scholastic, for a free review copy.
This will be an important addition to 4th grade classrooms & up, especially for white students. Gino masterfully weaves so much into one story- racism, black lives matter, the deaf community... I learned a lot! Excited to hand this to students in the fall. I knocked off one star, because the voice of the character felt a little young (she is supposed to be in 7th grade but read more like a fifth grader to me). All in all an impo ...more
I LOVED this book. I think it should be required reading somewhere in the older kiddo curriculum. In a world where we thought we made strides to include everyone and everyone is equal (or so I feel) and now we've taken three GIANT steps backward, this book is incredibly necessary to try to regain any footing we have lost.
Jilly P. is trying to navigate her way through the seventh grade. She is a member of a community of kids' online group about a book series set in fictitious Vidalia, where ever ...more
You Don’t Know Everything, Jilly P!
By Alex Gino
Thank you to @scholasticinc and @kidlitexchange for the free review copy. All opinions are my own.
This story seamlessly encompasses so many issues of our world including LGBTQ, Black Lives Matter and the Deaf. Jilly’s favorite aunt and her wife have two biracial children, her baby sister, Emma, is unexpectedly born deaf and her friend, Derek, is a Black ASL (American Sign Language) user.
I admired how Jilly immediately jumped in to learn all she cou ...more
Jilly starts to realize that she doesn’t know everything about life. Her eyes are opened when she begins to see that life is not all rosy and perfect. Her sister, Emma, is born deaf, which presents some challenges to the family. She also discovers that friends and family can be racist. She finds that not everyone has the same opportunities in this world, and she begins to adjust her ideas.
She is an avid follower of the Vidalia novels, and she becomes online friends with another avid fan. He teac ...more
This book, Alex Gino's sophomore effort, has a lesson or two to teach and it feels like it, especially at the beginning. That said, they are very important lessons - about white privilege, microaggressions, racism, ableism and assumptions. During the first part of the book, I confess to being annoyed at the overly simplistic way Jilly P. spoke. She does sound younger than the typical seventh-grader. (I'm a middle school librarian) I did flip to the back to read the author's note as I contemplate ...more
Thx to @kidlitexchange for this review copy!
Still struggling with long typing sessions so I’ll sum this one up with a list:
• incredibly important messages re: inclusion/race/Deaf community/ASL/police brutality/microagressions
• middle grade with a message for ALL
• one of my top MG reads of 2018 and one of my very shortlist of top books of Fall 2018. If you read MG, teach MG, parent MG, librarian MG, this book needs to be on your radar.
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.
Thank you @kidlitexchange for the review copy of You Don’t Know Much Jilly P! All opinions are my own. This book released on September 25, 2018.
Jilly has a pretty good life. She has a best friend, Macy, she is a big fantasy reader and loves connecting with her fellow “Roses & Thorns” fans online discussing life in the fictional city of Vidalia, and her mom is getting ready to have a baby and Jilly will be a big sister! Her world is changed when her baby sister Emma is ...more