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Shirley & Jamila's Big Fall by Gillian Goertz


๐Ÿ“š Shirley & Jamila's Big Fall ๐Ÿ“š

Author/Illustrator: Gillian Goertz

Publisher: Penguin Kids @Penguinkids

Age: 8-11


Islamic Content: Muslim Character

Concerns: None


Summary:

Shirley and Jamila are on a mission. They need to stop the school blackmailer from bullying others into paying him large amounts of money to keep personal information from going public. They come up with a brilliant plan that ends up unravelling much more that they bargained for.


Review:

This best friend duo keep the reader on their toes as they try to outsmart the school blackmailer. Shirley is a mysterious character that have you trying to figure her out. She is a true detective at heart that goes undercover to get insider information about their target. Jamila is Shirley's sidekick as she tries to navigate her new friendships. Jamila's mother has a hijab and that's about the extent of her identity that is apparent in this book. The story is very entertaining and which kid doesn't love graphic novels? This would be an excellent back to school read in time for the fall.


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