Saturday, February 27, 2010

Standing for Socks by Elissa Brent Weissman

Fara Ross is known around school as The Sock Girl: she wears mismatched socks as a show of her own individuality. That's why she started wearing them, at least. Now she's thinking that mismatched socks have become her new normal. Also, no one seems interested in listening to her; all they want to do is talk about her socks. She's sick of socks! If she could be 6th Grade Class President, she'd finally have a platform where she could talk about all of her other ideas. But to get to be president, she'll have to get some attention - will the socks help or hurt her?

Fara is an engaging character. She's innovative, creative, passionate about helping the environment, and committed to making a difference. She's not a perfect person, though; she makes several mistakes as she goes along and jeopardizes her relationships with several friends. She's mature in some ways and naive in others. A fun read, and one that I think would be enjoyed by kids who have their own ideas about how they can make a difference.

Find it at IndieBound.

Read it with:
Into the Wild Nerd Yonder by Julie Halpern
Dodger for President by Jordan Sonnenblick
Frindle by Andrew Clements
The Homeschool Liberation League by Lucy Frank

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