EllRay Jakes Stands Tall!

By: Sally Warner

Illustrator: Brian Biggs

EllRay is convinced that to earn respect from kids at school, he must become a basketball star. The problem? EllRay is the shortest boy in his third-grade class. Black-and-white illustrations.

ISBN: 9780451469137

JLG Release: Jul 2016


Series: EllRay Jakes
Sensitive Areas: No sensitive areas
Topics: African Americans , Social issues , Friendship , Family , Siblings , Basketball

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When the third graders at EllRay’s elementary school become obsessed with basketball, EllRay is bummed to be the shortest kid in his class. Although he’s just as good at the drills as the other kids, he’s worried that no one will want him for their team. When EllRay lets slip that he thinks basketball should be something he “ When the third graders at EllRay’s elementary school become obsessed with basketball, EllRay is bummed to be the shortest kid in his class. Although he’s just as good at the drills as the other kids, he’s worried that no one will want him for their team. When EllRay lets slip that he thinks basketball should be something he “should be naturally good at” as an African-American boy, his dad has a discussion about race with him, bringing some serious moments to this humorous book. Cartoon-style black-and-white spot illustrations lend themselves well to the humor in the story. Young readers just starting their own team sports will identify with EllRay’s efforts and doubts.

Book Details

ISBN

9780451469137

First Release

July 2016

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

Trim Size

5 1/2" x 8 1/4"

Page Count

160

Accelerated Reader

Level 0; Points: 0;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;

Lexile

Level 650L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Viking

Potentially Sensitive Areas

No sensitive areas

Topics

African Americans, Social issues, Friendship, Family, Siblings, Basketball,

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