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Standing for socks / Elissa Brent Weissman ; [interior illustrations by Jessica Sonkin].

Weissman, Elissa Brent. (Author). Sonkin, Jessica, (illustrator.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Lebanon Middle School FIC WEISSMAN (Text to phone) 33431000019598 Fiction Available -
Seymour Public Library J WEIS (Text to phone) 34043113333157 Juvenile Fiction Available -
Silas Bronson Library - Waterbury J FIC WEISSMAN, E (Text to phone) 34005115589888 Juvenile Fiction Available -
Southbury Public Library J WEISSMAN (Text to phone) 34019117063024 Juvenile Fiction Available -
Thomaston Public Library J WEISSMAN (Text to phone) 34020113770489 Juvenile Fiction Available -
Thompson Public Library J Weissman (Text to phone) 34038118964451 Juvenile Fiction Available -

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General Note: Accelerated Reader 5.4.
Reading Counts! 5.6.
Summary, etc.: At the end of fifth grade, Fara decides to wear mismatched socks as a statement of individuality, but once middle school starts and she wants to be known for her ideas rather than her clothing, she feels burdened by an image that she no longer wants.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12.
Middle School.
870 Lexile.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader 5.4.
Reading Counts! 5.6.
Subject: Individuality Juvenile fiction
Middle schools Juvenile fiction
Schools Juvenile fiction
Politics, Practical Juvenile fiction
Socks Fiction
Individuality Fiction
Middle schools Fiction
Schools Fiction
Politics, Practical Fiction
Socks Fiction
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Fiction.

Syndetic Solutions - School Library Journal Review for ISBN Number 9781416948018
Standing for Socks
Standing for Socks
by Weissman, Elissa Brent; Sonkin, Jessica (Illustrator)
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Gr 3-6-Fara wore mismatched socks to school in fifth grade and caused such a ruckus that she started mixing them on purpose so that others would notice her. Now in sixth grade, she's known as "that sock girl," and she uses this attention to launch a campaign for class president. Once elected, she hopes to establish a recycling program and be known for something worthwhile. Unfortunately, the sock craze has a momentum all its own, and Fara struggles to keep it under control while launching her campaign, navigating a misunderstanding with her best friend, and sparring with the class villain. The writing is clear, and the kids' voices are realistically silly. Never have so many sock puns been compiled into one volume. The third-person narration increases suspense by giving readers information hidden to Fara. She matures realistically throughout the novel and ends up content with the outcome, even though it isn't all she had hoped for. The story is sometimes far-fetched, but it consistently comes back down to earth with likable characters, unexpected twists, and a bit of whimsy.-Amelia Jenkins, Juneau Public Library, AK (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Standing for Socks
by Weissman, Elissa Brent; Sonkin, Jessica (Illustrator)
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When Fara Ross accidentally wears mismatched socks to school one day, everybody talks. But, she realizes, continuing to mismatch is a fun way to promote her ideals: freedom of expression, originality, and celebrating differences. However, as her sock fame spreads from the classroom to the community, she worries that the novelty is overtaking her purpose. When she runs for sixth-grade president, the attention backfires and impacts both the election and her friendships, and Fara wonders if she'll ever be known as more than sock girl. Fara's appealing, lively, third-person narrative occasionally highlights other characters' experiences and includes local newspaper articles. Readers will appreciate the familiar scenes at home and school, from dealing with a class nemesis to feeling pigeonholed and working through friendship issues. Though the sock theme, carried out in frequent puns ( Sockinental Congress ), occasionally seems forced, this enjoyable debut novel includes diverse characters and thought-provoking ideas that will engage young people. Readers will recognize Fara's growing awareness of herself and the rewards of working with others for support and positive change.--Rosenfeld, Shelle Copyright 2009 Booklist

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