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  • Title: The Kayla Chronicles
  • Author: Sherri Winston
  • ISBN: 9780316114301
  • Page: 188
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Kayla Dean, junior feminist and future journalist, is about the break the story of a lifetime She is auditioning for the Lady Lions dance team to prove they discriminate against the not so well endowed But when she makes the team, her best friend and fellow feminist, Rosalie, is not happy.Now a Lady Lion, Kayla is transformed from bushy haired fashion victim to glammed uKayla Dean, junior feminist and future journalist, is about the break the story of a lifetime She is auditioning for the Lady Lions dance team to prove they discriminate against the not so well endowed But when she makes the team, her best friend and fellow feminist, Rosalie, is not happy.Now a Lady Lion, Kayla is transformed from bushy haired fashion victim to glammed up dance diva But does looking good and having fun mean turning her back on the cause Can you be a strong woman and still wear really cute shoes Soon Kayla is forced to challenge her views, coming to terms with who she is and what girl power really means.Narrated with sharp language and just the right amount of attitude, The Kayla Chronicles is the story of a girl s struggle for self identity despite pressure from family, friends and her own conscience Kayla s story is snappy, fun and inspiring, sure to appeal to anyone who s every questioned who they really are.
    Sherri Winston
    Sherri Winston lives in Orlando, FL.


    Commentaires:

    Nicole
    I was in the library looking for a book and i came across this one. I assumed it was going to be ok, but i absolutely love it. I really underestimate this book. I think Kayla is a good role model for girls. She shows that you don't have to be all sexual to be a good dancer. Overall, i think it it a very quality book.

    MacK
    It's a sad stereotype that girls are readers while boys are doers. That has not always been my experience, plenty of my male students lug fiction in the crook of their arm, and plenty of girls tell me that they can't possibly read between basketball and hockey practices. So The Kayla Chronicles seemed like a genuine possibility for some of my more reluctant female readers (especially since so many revel in the world of cheering and dance team-membership that provides a focal point for the story) [...]

    Jennifer Wardrip
    Reviewed by Katie Hayes for TeensReadTooAspiring journalist Kayla Dean and her best friend, Rosalie, are committed to feminism and fighting the injustices of society. Rosalie's latest plan is one that will push Kayla out of her comfort zone: Kayla will try out for their school dance team in order to prove their hypothesis that the Lady Lions only take girls with “big, luscious breasts,” and Kayla will write an expose for the school paper. But Kayla, a great dancer who has never quite gotten [...]

    Jamila
    A delightful read that I am looking forward to booktalking with a group of middle and high school girls. Kayla is a strong character who experiences family, identity, body, dating and friendship conflicts with intelligence, emotion, and humor. Winston includes witty dialogue and quotes by notable women throughout history that help make this an empowering read for young women.

    Shel
    Winston, S. (2008). The Kayla Chronicles. New York: Little, Brown and Company.9780316114318188 pages.Appetizer: Kayla has just started high school, but she has big plans to become a journalist. Her best friend, Rosalie, knows just what she should write about for her first expose. Rosalie wants Kayla, a gymnast and (secret) dancer, to try out for the high school dance team, to expose them for only allowing the curvier girls to join the team. Rosalie hopes that when Kayla (who is lacking curves) i [...]

    Dimitri Davenger
    The Book the Kayla chronicles are about a young feminist and extremely intelligent young lady which leads to the wildest of young years and the most difficult of coming of age stories.Her main goal in the book is too demolish and abolish the dancing group the leaping lions which eventual becomes one of her passionating.Moving back into her own life she finds herself in the middle of every social pariah that could ever exist in her school.I Found the book to be extremely repeatable and i found it [...]

    Sarah Sammis
    When I sat down to write my review of The Kayla Chronicles by Sherri Winston, I thought it would be a simple process. I had read it and loved it. Since it wasn't a review book I wasn't tied down by FTC regulations regarding endorsements. It would just be an enthusiastic post about a book with a positive message for teen girls featuring an African American main character and her extended, stable family all of whom live if Florida.Then I read the review at Black Eyed Susan's which made me pause an [...]

    Michelle
    Fabulous, funny story about a young feminist/journalist-in-training who learns something I wish more adults could figure out--that there's more than one way to be a "strong," aware woman, and that categories like feminist and cheerleader, for example, don't have to be mutually exclusive. Each chapter has a "headline" and is chock-full of "Kaylaisms," that warrant a lexicography in the back, a la Georgia Nicholson. Hits on quite a few coming-of-age touchpoints: true friendship, being/recognizing/ [...]

    The Library Lady
    I don't care if this fills a niche--that's no reason to rate it well. Good writing is good writing and kids of all interests deserve the best we can give them. And this doesn't give them a well written, well plotted story.This could've been great. But it tries to pile too much together in one story. There's so much going on here--Kayla's struggles between her feminist friend and her newfound love of the dance team, her grief over her loss of her grandmother and her struggle to rebond with her lo [...]

    Lesley
    One of those books I'm glad exists, but I wish was better. Winston is one of those rare authors who writes about African-American characters who aren't in gangs, prison, pregnant, etc. In this one, she tackles what it means to be a strong girl: does it mean hating everything feminine? or does it mean doing things like wearing cute shoes and joining the school dance troupe while speaking up for yourself and empowering other girls? Awesome in so many ways, but then all the unbelievableness starts: [...]

    Teen
    Winston is one of those rare authors who writes about African-American characters who aren't in gangs, prison, pregnant, etc. In this one, she tackles what it means to be a strong girl: does it mean hating everything feminine? or does it mean doing things like wearing cute shoes and joining the school dance troupe while speaking up for yourself and empowering other girls? Awesome in so many ways, but then all the unbelievableness starts: do teens really talk this way? do family problems really r [...]

    haley
    I read this book about two summers ago and I really enjoyed this book. It is original and Kayla is such a lovable, awesome, character. I like how she finally stood up to Rosalie at the end and I enjoyed watching Kayla mature and find herself. This is not exactly a "coming of age" book, but it is definitely about Kayla finding her true self (I'm sorry if that sounds really cliche, but it's the truth) and about her growing up, emotionally and physically. Bottom line: I recommend this book and I ho [...]

    Deanna
    Realistic fiction, finding one self (identity), friendship, family, high school, dance.I enjoyed this YA novel. Each chapter began with a famous quote and there were many quotes throughout. Kayla and friends share quotes with each other, even texting them to each other. Kayla also makes up her own words which is interesting--Kayalisms. Some of the book is written in narrative text and other parts are in email messages, text messages or journal like fashion. This book is probably more high school [...]

    Sarah Sullivan
    An explicitly feminist middle grade novel with a protagonist of color? I am in love. Kayla is a fantastic heroine, coming to terms with who she wants to be and who all of the people in her life want her to be. I appreciated the complexity with which Winston approached feminism and the way Kayla was able to ask difficult questions, finding answers and more questions. A lot of really complicated ideas are included here, and characters that might have been flat villains are actually given a lot of [...]

    Lisa
    The refreshing part of this book is that the main character is a young African-American girl, but she isn't struggling with the stereotypical problems authors tend to assign to teenage characters of color. Instead she is dealing with problems of gender and identity that GDS students are more likely to identify with. Kayla's struggle with wanting to be a strong woman, but also be accepted by her peers is one that will resonate well with all teenagers.

    George
    Aspiring journalist and freshman feminist Kayla is goaded into overcoming her shyness to write an exposé of the “girly” bias of a popular dance team, only to make the team and discover there are many kinds of girls, and many ways to be an aware, sassy woman and wear cute shoes.This middle grade/teen book works for fans of Carolyn Mackler; or the Georgia Nicholson books.

    Faith
    how do you justify being a feminist and being on the school's dance team? That's what Kayla Dean has to figure out while juggling her first kiss, almost losing her best friend and learning to be part of a family again.I loved the "Kayla-isms" and the way the story was written. Between the dialog and the plot each of the characters were very believable and honest.

    Jennifer
    I gave this book 5 starts not because it is really that great but because it is a rare book. A book about an African American teenage girl that is NOT all about drugs, or getting pregnant. Kayla is a smart, funny, feminist and budding journalist who makes the hottest dance team in Florida. Is she still a feminist? Can popular dance girls still be cool, and intelligent? Turns out yes!

    Brianna
    Exuberantly feminist in the best kind of way. This book is so fresh, so honest - I love Kayla's character voice. She is a dynamo of girlhood, and although her struggles are unique to her situation and personal identity there was something beautifully universal about her story. I LOVE KAYLA!!!

    Lorraine Stinson
    I liked this book about a HS girl who joins a dance team to show their unfair anti feminist practices, but she ends up liking it somewhat. Funny, some language but since i's in HS, I don't know about the MS list, also, basically no boy appeal.

    Miriam L
    I think I maybe could have used this book when I was younger. A bit didactic but a great examination of over-zealous feminism and the story of a girl who realizes she can be on a dance team and still maintain feminist commitments.

    Katie
    Kayla is a sophomore searching for her voice. She has an overbearing best friend and a family she can't connect with because they've been off traveling over the years. Terrific coming of age story. Very authentic voice.

    Stephany
    When Kayla Dean's best friend Rosalie encourages her to join a dance called the Lady Lions to prove that the dance team discriminates against certain girls, Kayla has to decide whether she wants to be like the girls on the dance team or like her best friend, who is a devoted feminist.

    E
    wish there was a second one! I want mooooore!

    Lauri Newell
    Wonderful "girl power" story for middle school teens!

    Josh Newhouse
    Some language but a solid read.

    Krista rosado
    wack

    Jennifer
    readingrants/2008/01/1

    Jess
    Why aren't books like this optioned for film?

    Bianca
    I really liked this books. Has become one of my favs. The lessons Kayla learns are great. I believe every teen girl should read this.

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