You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P!

You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P!

Jilly thinks she's figured out how life works. But when her sister Emma is born Deaf, she realizes how much she still has to learn. A big fantasy reader, Jilly connects with another fan, Derek, who is a Deaf Black ASL user. She goes to Derek for advice but doesn't always know the best way to ask for it and makes some mistakes along the way. Jilly has to step back to learn Jilly thinks she's figured out how life works. But when her sister Emma is born Deaf, she realizes how much she still ...

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Title:You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P!
Author:Alex Gino
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:0545956242
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P! Reviews

  • Katie
    Oct 24, 2018

    (I read this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I discuss the content of the book, so my review contains spoilers.) As a writer, Alex Gino doesn?t know how to play it safe. In their debut middle grade (MG) novel, George, the protagonist is a transgender girl who wants to be Cha...

    Very ambitious book. Strong representation of deaf community (my daughter is hearing impaired) but missed the mark on the racial issues. Dialogue came off as preachy and disingenuous. It is hard to top George but the lessons are lost in the obvious and predicatable plot. ...

    Thanks to @scholasticinc for the free book! ~*~*~*~*~* ?????/5 for this thought-provoking MG book by #alexgino ~*~*~*~*~* Jilly (white, hearing) is introduced to the complexities of the Deaf community, as well as the Black Lives Matter movement in this moving coming of ag...

    Thx to @kidlitexchange for this review copy! . Still struggling with long typing sessions so I?ll sum this one up with a list: ? incredibly important messages re: inclusion/race/Deaf community/ASL/police brutality/microagressions ? middle grade with a message for ALL ? one...

    A sweet, earnest book about a girl struggling to understand the world around her. (8+) *Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. If you use it in any marketing material, online or anywhere on a published book without asking permission from me first, I will ask you...

    thank you Miss Print for sending me this ARC in exchange for an honest review!! i loved this one as much as i loved GEORGE. alex gino is writing intense and badly needed MG books for the next generation. full review to come!!! ...

    @Kidlitexchange #partner - I received a copy of this book from the Kidlitexchange network in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Releases 9/25/18 Jilly P is observant and likes to think of herself as a problem solver. When a challenge arises, Jilly P will meet...

    This book, Alex Gino's sophomore effort, has a lesson or two to teach and it feels like it, especially at the beginning. That said, they are very important lessons - about white privilege, microaggressions, racism, ableism and assumptions. During the first part of the book, I confess t...

    I devoured Jilly P in just a few hours, and I think that this book is going to be another game changer in middle grade literature. Jilly, white and hearing, looks in from the outside at both the big and small ways that Deaf people are discriminated against after her family discovers he...

    Jilly P and her parents are thrilled to welcome a baby girl into the family. But when little Emma is found to be born deaf, her parents are at least a little heartbroken and struggle to decide how to proceed - sign language? hearing aids? cochlear implants? Jilly logs onto her fantasy-...

    Jillian is experiencing growing pains in the form of life lessons. Her new baby sister was born deaf and she is dealing with some racial tensions in her family as well as in a newly forming friendship. While this is a book written for kids, Gino is very open that it "is consciously...

    This is a great book that I think is best for people in grades 4-8. You don't know everything Jilly P! by Alex Gino is about a girl name Jilly who has a baby sister named Emma who was recently born deaf. She realizes that the world is going to treat Emma different than her and that the...

    4.5 stars | Alex Gino writes amazing and very important middle grade books. This novel touches on disability (deafness/hard of hearing) and on the black lives matter mouvement. Nobody is gonna be surprised that I cried while reading this. Highly recommend! ...

    Jilly IS nice and IS kind, and still makes others angry and upset. Her family is educated and supportive, and present. But Jilly still has problems, she?s learning about being deaf as her baby sister is deaf. She is learning more about African Americans as her aunt is African America...

    Thank you to the publisher, scholastic, for a free review copy. This will be an important addition to 4th grade classrooms & up, especially for white students. Gino masterfully weaves so much into one story- racism, black lives matter, the deaf community... I learned a lot! Exc...

    A thoughtfully written book on a necessary topic analyzing privilege from being hearing and white and a child, Jilly P, seeking answers but really on a path to do better and understand more. There's no real resolutions here but the pathway to the steady work involved. JILLY P! doesn't ...

    Had to read it to review for a magazine. Absolutely one of the worst books I?ve ever read. Basic plot: young protagonist learns to adjust her thinking after sister is born deaf; all cops and white people are bad. ...

    @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to @scholasticpress for sharing this review copy with #kidlitexchange. All opinions are my own. This #middlegrade book was AMAZING y?all! Alex Gino has knocked it out of the park (once again) with YOU DON?T KNOW EVERYTHING, JILLY P! Important and ...

  • Susan
    Jan 20, 2019

    (I read this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I discuss the content of the book, so my review contains spoilers.) As a writer, Alex Gino doesn?t know how to play it safe. In their debut middle grade (MG) novel, George, the protagonist is a transgender girl who wants to be Cha...

    Very ambitious book. Strong representation of deaf community (my daughter is hearing impaired) but missed the mark on the racial issues. Dialogue came off as preachy and disingenuous. It is hard to top George but the lessons are lost in the obvious and predicatable plot. ...

    Thanks to @scholasticinc for the free book! ~*~*~*~*~* ?????/5 for this thought-provoking MG book by #alexgino ~*~*~*~*~* Jilly (white, hearing) is introduced to the complexities of the Deaf community, as well as the Black Lives Matter movement in this moving coming of ag...

    Thx to @kidlitexchange for this review copy! . Still struggling with long typing sessions so I?ll sum this one up with a list: ? incredibly important messages re: inclusion/race/Deaf community/ASL/police brutality/microagressions ? middle grade with a message for ALL ? one...

    A sweet, earnest book about a girl struggling to understand the world around her. (8+) *Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. If you use it in any marketing material, online or anywhere on a published book without asking permission from me first, I will ask you...

    thank you Miss Print for sending me this ARC in exchange for an honest review!! i loved this one as much as i loved GEORGE. alex gino is writing intense and badly needed MG books for the next generation. full review to come!!! ...

    @Kidlitexchange #partner - I received a copy of this book from the Kidlitexchange network in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Releases 9/25/18 Jilly P is observant and likes to think of herself as a problem solver. When a challenge arises, Jilly P will meet...

    This book, Alex Gino's sophomore effort, has a lesson or two to teach and it feels like it, especially at the beginning. That said, they are very important lessons - about white privilege, microaggressions, racism, ableism and assumptions. During the first part of the book, I confess t...

    I devoured Jilly P in just a few hours, and I think that this book is going to be another game changer in middle grade literature. Jilly, white and hearing, looks in from the outside at both the big and small ways that Deaf people are discriminated against after her family discovers he...

    Jilly P and her parents are thrilled to welcome a baby girl into the family. But when little Emma is found to be born deaf, her parents are at least a little heartbroken and struggle to decide how to proceed - sign language? hearing aids? cochlear implants? Jilly logs onto her fantasy-...

    Jillian is experiencing growing pains in the form of life lessons. Her new baby sister was born deaf and she is dealing with some racial tensions in her family as well as in a newly forming friendship. While this is a book written for kids, Gino is very open that it "is consciously...

    This is a great book that I think is best for people in grades 4-8. You don't know everything Jilly P! by Alex Gino is about a girl name Jilly who has a baby sister named Emma who was recently born deaf. She realizes that the world is going to treat Emma different than her and that the...

    4.5 stars | Alex Gino writes amazing and very important middle grade books. This novel touches on disability (deafness/hard of hearing) and on the black lives matter mouvement. Nobody is gonna be surprised that I cried while reading this. Highly recommend! ...

    Jilly IS nice and IS kind, and still makes others angry and upset. Her family is educated and supportive, and present. But Jilly still has problems, she?s learning about being deaf as her baby sister is deaf. She is learning more about African Americans as her aunt is African America...

    Thank you to the publisher, scholastic, for a free review copy. This will be an important addition to 4th grade classrooms & up, especially for white students. Gino masterfully weaves so much into one story- racism, black lives matter, the deaf community... I learned a lot! Exc...

    A thoughtfully written book on a necessary topic analyzing privilege from being hearing and white and a child, Jilly P, seeking answers but really on a path to do better and understand more. There's no real resolutions here but the pathway to the steady work involved. JILLY P! doesn't ...

    Had to read it to review for a magazine. Absolutely one of the worst books I?ve ever read. Basic plot: young protagonist learns to adjust her thinking after sister is born deaf; all cops and white people are bad. ...

    @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to @scholasticpress for sharing this review copy with #kidlitexchange. All opinions are my own. This #middlegrade book was AMAZING y?all! Alex Gino has knocked it out of the park (once again) with YOU DON?T KNOW EVERYTHING, JILLY P! Important and ...

    ?The hard thing about accidentally saying the wrong thing is that you don?t know it?s the wrong thing until you have already said it and hurt someone.? (166) Jilly P?s baby sister is born Deaf. Through talks with her fantasy chat room peers, especially her new friend Derec...

    Great YA book that lightly covers issues of race, white privilege, ASL/hearing loss and society attitudes around "disability" If you're looking for substance on those issues, this isn't the book for you (try The Hate U Give). While the coverage of the issues presented here IS th...

    Alex Gino, as they say in the acknowledgments, writes books with the hopes that they will foster discussions between children and caregivers. I love that mentality and the ideas Gino writes about. In You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P!, we are introduced to Deaf culture; I don't kn...

    I respect Alex Gino and what they are trying to do here - simultaneously tackle the tricky topics of being Deaf and Black. Their mission, as stated in the author's note, was to provide white readers a resource to learn and I absolutely believe books are the best outlet to making this a...

    3.5 stars. I really really wanted to love this book. There is a lot to like here. I was charmed by the characters of Jilly and her aunt Alicia. I thought they rang very true. I also was glad that they didn't make Derek, the Black, Deaf friend, "funny." But this book is, to me as an adu...

  • Laura
    Jul 31, 2018

    (I read this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I discuss the content of the book, so my review contains spoilers.) As a writer, Alex Gino doesn?t know how to play it safe. In their debut middle grade (MG) novel, George, the protagonist is a transgender girl who wants to be Cha...

    Very ambitious book. Strong representation of deaf community (my daughter is hearing impaired) but missed the mark on the racial issues. Dialogue came off as preachy and disingenuous. It is hard to top George but the lessons are lost in the obvious and predicatable plot. ...

    Thanks to @scholasticinc for the free book! ~*~*~*~*~* ?????/5 for this thought-provoking MG book by #alexgino ~*~*~*~*~* Jilly (white, hearing) is introduced to the complexities of the Deaf community, as well as the Black Lives Matter movement in this moving coming of ag...

    Thx to @kidlitexchange for this review copy! . Still struggling with long typing sessions so I?ll sum this one up with a list: ? incredibly important messages re: inclusion/race/Deaf community/ASL/police brutality/microagressions ? middle grade with a message for ALL ? one...

    A sweet, earnest book about a girl struggling to understand the world around her. (8+) *Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. If you use it in any marketing material, online or anywhere on a published book without asking permission from me first, I will ask you...

    thank you Miss Print for sending me this ARC in exchange for an honest review!! i loved this one as much as i loved GEORGE. alex gino is writing intense and badly needed MG books for the next generation. full review to come!!! ...

    @Kidlitexchange #partner - I received a copy of this book from the Kidlitexchange network in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Releases 9/25/18 Jilly P is observant and likes to think of herself as a problem solver. When a challenge arises, Jilly P will meet...

    This book, Alex Gino's sophomore effort, has a lesson or two to teach and it feels like it, especially at the beginning. That said, they are very important lessons - about white privilege, microaggressions, racism, ableism and assumptions. During the first part of the book, I confess t...

    I devoured Jilly P in just a few hours, and I think that this book is going to be another game changer in middle grade literature. Jilly, white and hearing, looks in from the outside at both the big and small ways that Deaf people are discriminated against after her family discovers he...

    Jilly P and her parents are thrilled to welcome a baby girl into the family. But when little Emma is found to be born deaf, her parents are at least a little heartbroken and struggle to decide how to proceed - sign language? hearing aids? cochlear implants? Jilly logs onto her fantasy-...

    Jillian is experiencing growing pains in the form of life lessons. Her new baby sister was born deaf and she is dealing with some racial tensions in her family as well as in a newly forming friendship. While this is a book written for kids, Gino is very open that it "is consciously...

    This is a great book that I think is best for people in grades 4-8. You don't know everything Jilly P! by Alex Gino is about a girl name Jilly who has a baby sister named Emma who was recently born deaf. She realizes that the world is going to treat Emma different than her and that the...

    4.5 stars | Alex Gino writes amazing and very important middle grade books. This novel touches on disability (deafness/hard of hearing) and on the black lives matter mouvement. Nobody is gonna be surprised that I cried while reading this. Highly recommend! ...

    Jilly IS nice and IS kind, and still makes others angry and upset. Her family is educated and supportive, and present. But Jilly still has problems, she?s learning about being deaf as her baby sister is deaf. She is learning more about African Americans as her aunt is African America...

    Thank you to the publisher, scholastic, for a free review copy. This will be an important addition to 4th grade classrooms & up, especially for white students. Gino masterfully weaves so much into one story- racism, black lives matter, the deaf community... I learned a lot! Exc...

    A thoughtfully written book on a necessary topic analyzing privilege from being hearing and white and a child, Jilly P, seeking answers but really on a path to do better and understand more. There's no real resolutions here but the pathway to the steady work involved. JILLY P! doesn't ...

    Had to read it to review for a magazine. Absolutely one of the worst books I?ve ever read. Basic plot: young protagonist learns to adjust her thinking after sister is born deaf; all cops and white people are bad. ...

    @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to @scholasticpress for sharing this review copy with #kidlitexchange. All opinions are my own. This #middlegrade book was AMAZING y?all! Alex Gino has knocked it out of the park (once again) with YOU DON?T KNOW EVERYTHING, JILLY P! Important and ...

    ?The hard thing about accidentally saying the wrong thing is that you don?t know it?s the wrong thing until you have already said it and hurt someone.? (166) Jilly P?s baby sister is born Deaf. Through talks with her fantasy chat room peers, especially her new friend Derec...

    Great YA book that lightly covers issues of race, white privilege, ASL/hearing loss and society attitudes around "disability" If you're looking for substance on those issues, this isn't the book for you (try The Hate U Give). While the coverage of the issues presented here IS th...

    Alex Gino, as they say in the acknowledgments, writes books with the hopes that they will foster discussions between children and caregivers. I love that mentality and the ideas Gino writes about. In You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P!, we are introduced to Deaf culture; I don't kn...

    I respect Alex Gino and what they are trying to do here - simultaneously tackle the tricky topics of being Deaf and Black. Their mission, as stated in the author's note, was to provide white readers a resource to learn and I absolutely believe books are the best outlet to making this a...

    3.5 stars. I really really wanted to love this book. There is a lot to like here. I was charmed by the characters of Jilly and her aunt Alicia. I thought they rang very true. I also was glad that they didn't make Derek, the Black, Deaf friend, "funny." But this book is, to me as an adu...

    Jilly P thinks she knows a few things about interacting with people who are Black and Deaf -- she has Black family members, and a Black, Deaf online friend. But when her baby sister is born Deaf, she finds she still has a lot to learn about that, and about other things happening in the...

    I mostly enjoyed this book, and I think it has a lot of valuable lessons to teach young readers. Even so, it fell a little flat for me. The actual story was often overshadowed by the lessons Gino wanted to teach, making those seem a little forced at times and breaking up the flow of th...

    I love that Alex Gino specifically states that this was written for white children to learn to talk about racism. And it really is. This is a great story and also an important tool to for children who live in predominately white communities and have few interactions with people of colo...

    The state of affairs regarding how to talk to people who are different from you and how you will definitely mess it up, but that there is hope if you are honest and keep learning - for middle school trending younger. Talking to kids about microaggressions. It felt heavy handed at t...

    E-ARC from Edelweiss Plus I learned a lot about the Deaf community in this story about family and friendship and being open to learning and growing. ...

    4.5 stars - lots to love here (including the author's note) ...

    Jilly P's education includes both Deaf culture and white privilege, not to mention being a big sister and trying to interpret initialisms like Y.Y.A. (Yes You Are). The last two are more humorous interludes between the first two. The Deaf subject arises because Jilly's new little siste...

  • Laura Gardner
    Jun 25, 2018

    (I read this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I discuss the content of the book, so my review contains spoilers.) As a writer, Alex Gino doesn?t know how to play it safe. In their debut middle grade (MG) novel, George, the protagonist is a transgender girl who wants to be Cha...

    Very ambitious book. Strong representation of deaf community (my daughter is hearing impaired) but missed the mark on the racial issues. Dialogue came off as preachy and disingenuous. It is hard to top George but the lessons are lost in the obvious and predicatable plot. ...

    Thanks to @scholasticinc for the free book! ~*~*~*~*~* ?????/5 for this thought-provoking MG book by #alexgino ~*~*~*~*~* Jilly (white, hearing) is introduced to the complexities of the Deaf community, as well as the Black Lives Matter movement in this moving coming of ag...

  • Sam Bloom
    Jan 01, 2019

    (I read this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I discuss the content of the book, so my review contains spoilers.) As a writer, Alex Gino doesn?t know how to play it safe. In their debut middle grade (MG) novel, George, the protagonist is a transgender girl who wants to be Cha...

    Very ambitious book. Strong representation of deaf community (my daughter is hearing impaired) but missed the mark on the racial issues. Dialogue came off as preachy and disingenuous. It is hard to top George but the lessons are lost in the obvious and predicatable plot. ...

    Thanks to @scholasticinc for the free book! ~*~*~*~*~* ?????/5 for this thought-provoking MG book by #alexgino ~*~*~*~*~* Jilly (white, hearing) is introduced to the complexities of the Deaf community, as well as the Black Lives Matter movement in this moving coming of ag...

    Thx to @kidlitexchange for this review copy! . Still struggling with long typing sessions so I?ll sum this one up with a list: ? incredibly important messages re: inclusion/race/Deaf community/ASL/police brutality/microagressions ? middle grade with a message for ALL ? one...

    A sweet, earnest book about a girl struggling to understand the world around her. (8+) *Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. If you use it in any marketing material, online or anywhere on a published book without asking permission from me first, I will ask you...

    thank you Miss Print for sending me this ARC in exchange for an honest review!! i loved this one as much as i loved GEORGE. alex gino is writing intense and badly needed MG books for the next generation. full review to come!!! ...

    @Kidlitexchange #partner - I received a copy of this book from the Kidlitexchange network in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Releases 9/25/18 Jilly P is observant and likes to think of herself as a problem solver. When a challenge arises, Jilly P will meet...

    This book, Alex Gino's sophomore effort, has a lesson or two to teach and it feels like it, especially at the beginning. That said, they are very important lessons - about white privilege, microaggressions, racism, ableism and assumptions. During the first part of the book, I confess t...

    I devoured Jilly P in just a few hours, and I think that this book is going to be another game changer in middle grade literature. Jilly, white and hearing, looks in from the outside at both the big and small ways that Deaf people are discriminated against after her family discovers he...

    Jilly P and her parents are thrilled to welcome a baby girl into the family. But when little Emma is found to be born deaf, her parents are at least a little heartbroken and struggle to decide how to proceed - sign language? hearing aids? cochlear implants? Jilly logs onto her fantasy-...

    Jillian is experiencing growing pains in the form of life lessons. Her new baby sister was born deaf and she is dealing with some racial tensions in her family as well as in a newly forming friendship. While this is a book written for kids, Gino is very open that it "is consciously...

    This is a great book that I think is best for people in grades 4-8. You don't know everything Jilly P! by Alex Gino is about a girl name Jilly who has a baby sister named Emma who was recently born deaf. She realizes that the world is going to treat Emma different than her and that the...

    4.5 stars | Alex Gino writes amazing and very important middle grade books. This novel touches on disability (deafness/hard of hearing) and on the black lives matter mouvement. Nobody is gonna be surprised that I cried while reading this. Highly recommend! ...

    Jilly IS nice and IS kind, and still makes others angry and upset. Her family is educated and supportive, and present. But Jilly still has problems, she?s learning about being deaf as her baby sister is deaf. She is learning more about African Americans as her aunt is African America...

    Thank you to the publisher, scholastic, for a free review copy. This will be an important addition to 4th grade classrooms & up, especially for white students. Gino masterfully weaves so much into one story- racism, black lives matter, the deaf community... I learned a lot! Exc...

    A thoughtfully written book on a necessary topic analyzing privilege from being hearing and white and a child, Jilly P, seeking answers but really on a path to do better and understand more. There's no real resolutions here but the pathway to the steady work involved. JILLY P! doesn't ...

    Had to read it to review for a magazine. Absolutely one of the worst books I?ve ever read. Basic plot: young protagonist learns to adjust her thinking after sister is born deaf; all cops and white people are bad. ...

    @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to @scholasticpress for sharing this review copy with #kidlitexchange. All opinions are my own. This #middlegrade book was AMAZING y?all! Alex Gino has knocked it out of the park (once again) with YOU DON?T KNOW EVERYTHING, JILLY P! Important and ...

    ?The hard thing about accidentally saying the wrong thing is that you don?t know it?s the wrong thing until you have already said it and hurt someone.? (166) Jilly P?s baby sister is born Deaf. Through talks with her fantasy chat room peers, especially her new friend Derec...

    Great YA book that lightly covers issues of race, white privilege, ASL/hearing loss and society attitudes around "disability" If you're looking for substance on those issues, this isn't the book for you (try The Hate U Give). While the coverage of the issues presented here IS th...

    Alex Gino, as they say in the acknowledgments, writes books with the hopes that they will foster discussions between children and caregivers. I love that mentality and the ideas Gino writes about. In You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P!, we are introduced to Deaf culture; I don't kn...

    I respect Alex Gino and what they are trying to do here - simultaneously tackle the tricky topics of being Deaf and Black. Their mission, as stated in the author's note, was to provide white readers a resource to learn and I absolutely believe books are the best outlet to making this a...

    3.5 stars. I really really wanted to love this book. There is a lot to like here. I was charmed by the characters of Jilly and her aunt Alicia. I thought they rang very true. I also was glad that they didn't make Derek, the Black, Deaf friend, "funny." But this book is, to me as an adu...

    Jilly P thinks she knows a few things about interacting with people who are Black and Deaf -- she has Black family members, and a Black, Deaf online friend. But when her baby sister is born Deaf, she finds she still has a lot to learn about that, and about other things happening in the...

    I mostly enjoyed this book, and I think it has a lot of valuable lessons to teach young readers. Even so, it fell a little flat for me. The actual story was often overshadowed by the lessons Gino wanted to teach, making those seem a little forced at times and breaking up the flow of th...

    I love that Alex Gino specifically states that this was written for white children to learn to talk about racism. And it really is. This is a great story and also an important tool to for children who live in predominately white communities and have few interactions with people of colo...

    The state of affairs regarding how to talk to people who are different from you and how you will definitely mess it up, but that there is hope if you are honest and keep learning - for middle school trending younger. Talking to kids about microaggressions. It felt heavy handed at t...

    E-ARC from Edelweiss Plus I learned a lot about the Deaf community in this story about family and friendship and being open to learning and growing. ...

    4.5 stars - lots to love here (including the author's note) ...

  • Vanessa (splitreads)
    Oct 28, 2018

    (I read this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I discuss the content of the book, so my review contains spoilers.) As a writer, Alex Gino doesn?t know how to play it safe. In their debut middle grade (MG) novel, George, the protagonist is a transgender girl who wants to be Cha...

    Very ambitious book. Strong representation of deaf community (my daughter is hearing impaired) but missed the mark on the racial issues. Dialogue came off as preachy and disingenuous. It is hard to top George but the lessons are lost in the obvious and predicatable plot. ...

    Thanks to @scholasticinc for the free book! ~*~*~*~*~* ?????/5 for this thought-provoking MG book by #alexgino ~*~*~*~*~* Jilly (white, hearing) is introduced to the complexities of the Deaf community, as well as the Black Lives Matter movement in this moving coming of ag...

    Thx to @kidlitexchange for this review copy! . Still struggling with long typing sessions so I?ll sum this one up with a list: ? incredibly important messages re: inclusion/race/Deaf community/ASL/police brutality/microagressions ? middle grade with a message for ALL ? one...

    A sweet, earnest book about a girl struggling to understand the world around her. (8+) *Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. If you use it in any marketing material, online or anywhere on a published book without asking permission from me first, I will ask you...

    thank you Miss Print for sending me this ARC in exchange for an honest review!! i loved this one as much as i loved GEORGE. alex gino is writing intense and badly needed MG books for the next generation. full review to come!!! ...

    @Kidlitexchange #partner - I received a copy of this book from the Kidlitexchange network in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Releases 9/25/18 Jilly P is observant and likes to think of herself as a problem solver. When a challenge arises, Jilly P will meet...

    This book, Alex Gino's sophomore effort, has a lesson or two to teach and it feels like it, especially at the beginning. That said, they are very important lessons - about white privilege, microaggressions, racism, ableism and assumptions. During the first part of the book, I confess t...

    I devoured Jilly P in just a few hours, and I think that this book is going to be another game changer in middle grade literature. Jilly, white and hearing, looks in from the outside at both the big and small ways that Deaf people are discriminated against after her family discovers he...

    Jilly P and her parents are thrilled to welcome a baby girl into the family. But when little Emma is found to be born deaf, her parents are at least a little heartbroken and struggle to decide how to proceed - sign language? hearing aids? cochlear implants? Jilly logs onto her fantasy-...

    Jillian is experiencing growing pains in the form of life lessons. Her new baby sister was born deaf and she is dealing with some racial tensions in her family as well as in a newly forming friendship. While this is a book written for kids, Gino is very open that it "is consciously...

    This is a great book that I think is best for people in grades 4-8. You don't know everything Jilly P! by Alex Gino is about a girl name Jilly who has a baby sister named Emma who was recently born deaf. She realizes that the world is going to treat Emma different than her and that the...

    4.5 stars | Alex Gino writes amazing and very important middle grade books. This novel touches on disability (deafness/hard of hearing) and on the black lives matter mouvement. Nobody is gonna be surprised that I cried while reading this. Highly recommend! ...

    Jilly IS nice and IS kind, and still makes others angry and upset. Her family is educated and supportive, and present. But Jilly still has problems, she?s learning about being deaf as her baby sister is deaf. She is learning more about African Americans as her aunt is African America...

    Thank you to the publisher, scholastic, for a free review copy. This will be an important addition to 4th grade classrooms & up, especially for white students. Gino masterfully weaves so much into one story- racism, black lives matter, the deaf community... I learned a lot! Exc...

    A thoughtfully written book on a necessary topic analyzing privilege from being hearing and white and a child, Jilly P, seeking answers but really on a path to do better and understand more. There's no real resolutions here but the pathway to the steady work involved. JILLY P! doesn't ...

    Had to read it to review for a magazine. Absolutely one of the worst books I?ve ever read. Basic plot: young protagonist learns to adjust her thinking after sister is born deaf; all cops and white people are bad. ...

    @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to @scholasticpress for sharing this review copy with #kidlitexchange. All opinions are my own. This #middlegrade book was AMAZING y?all! Alex Gino has knocked it out of the park (once again) with YOU DON?T KNOW EVERYTHING, JILLY P! Important and ...

    ?The hard thing about accidentally saying the wrong thing is that you don?t know it?s the wrong thing until you have already said it and hurt someone.? (166) Jilly P?s baby sister is born Deaf. Through talks with her fantasy chat room peers, especially her new friend Derec...

    Great YA book that lightly covers issues of race, white privilege, ASL/hearing loss and society attitudes around "disability" If you're looking for substance on those issues, this isn't the book for you (try The Hate U Give). While the coverage of the issues presented here IS th...

    Alex Gino, as they say in the acknowledgments, writes books with the hopes that they will foster discussions between children and caregivers. I love that mentality and the ideas Gino writes about. In You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P!, we are introduced to Deaf culture; I don't kn...

  • Erin
    Nov 25, 2018

    (I read this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I discuss the content of the book, so my review contains spoilers.) As a writer, Alex Gino doesn?t know how to play it safe. In their debut middle grade (MG) novel, George, the protagonist is a transgender girl who wants to be Cha...

    Very ambitious book. Strong representation of deaf community (my daughter is hearing impaired) but missed the mark on the racial issues. Dialogue came off as preachy and disingenuous. It is hard to top George but the lessons are lost in the obvious and predicatable plot. ...

    Thanks to @scholasticinc for the free book! ~*~*~*~*~* ?????/5 for this thought-provoking MG book by #alexgino ~*~*~*~*~* Jilly (white, hearing) is introduced to the complexities of the Deaf community, as well as the Black Lives Matter movement in this moving coming of ag...

    Thx to @kidlitexchange for this review copy! . Still struggling with long typing sessions so I?ll sum this one up with a list: ? incredibly important messages re: inclusion/race/Deaf community/ASL/police brutality/microagressions ? middle grade with a message for ALL ? one...

    A sweet, earnest book about a girl struggling to understand the world around her. (8+) *Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. If you use it in any marketing material, online or anywhere on a published book without asking permission from me first, I will ask you...

    thank you Miss Print for sending me this ARC in exchange for an honest review!! i loved this one as much as i loved GEORGE. alex gino is writing intense and badly needed MG books for the next generation. full review to come!!! ...

    @Kidlitexchange #partner - I received a copy of this book from the Kidlitexchange network in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Releases 9/25/18 Jilly P is observant and likes to think of herself as a problem solver. When a challenge arises, Jilly P will meet...

    This book, Alex Gino's sophomore effort, has a lesson or two to teach and it feels like it, especially at the beginning. That said, they are very important lessons - about white privilege, microaggressions, racism, ableism and assumptions. During the first part of the book, I confess t...

    I devoured Jilly P in just a few hours, and I think that this book is going to be another game changer in middle grade literature. Jilly, white and hearing, looks in from the outside at both the big and small ways that Deaf people are discriminated against after her family discovers he...

    Jilly P and her parents are thrilled to welcome a baby girl into the family. But when little Emma is found to be born deaf, her parents are at least a little heartbroken and struggle to decide how to proceed - sign language? hearing aids? cochlear implants? Jilly logs onto her fantasy-...

    Jillian is experiencing growing pains in the form of life lessons. Her new baby sister was born deaf and she is dealing with some racial tensions in her family as well as in a newly forming friendship. While this is a book written for kids, Gino is very open that it "is consciously...

    This is a great book that I think is best for people in grades 4-8. You don't know everything Jilly P! by Alex Gino is about a girl name Jilly who has a baby sister named Emma who was recently born deaf. She realizes that the world is going to treat Emma different than her and that the...

    4.5 stars | Alex Gino writes amazing and very important middle grade books. This novel touches on disability (deafness/hard of hearing) and on the black lives matter mouvement. Nobody is gonna be surprised that I cried while reading this. Highly recommend! ...

    Jilly IS nice and IS kind, and still makes others angry and upset. Her family is educated and supportive, and present. But Jilly still has problems, she?s learning about being deaf as her baby sister is deaf. She is learning more about African Americans as her aunt is African America...

    Thank you to the publisher, scholastic, for a free review copy. This will be an important addition to 4th grade classrooms & up, especially for white students. Gino masterfully weaves so much into one story- racism, black lives matter, the deaf community... I learned a lot! Exc...

    A thoughtfully written book on a necessary topic analyzing privilege from being hearing and white and a child, Jilly P, seeking answers but really on a path to do better and understand more. There's no real resolutions here but the pathway to the steady work involved. JILLY P! doesn't ...

    Had to read it to review for a magazine. Absolutely one of the worst books I?ve ever read. Basic plot: young protagonist learns to adjust her thinking after sister is born deaf; all cops and white people are bad. ...

    @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to @scholasticpress for sharing this review copy with #kidlitexchange. All opinions are my own. This #middlegrade book was AMAZING y?all! Alex Gino has knocked it out of the park (once again) with YOU DON?T KNOW EVERYTHING, JILLY P! Important and ...

    ?The hard thing about accidentally saying the wrong thing is that you don?t know it?s the wrong thing until you have already said it and hurt someone.? (166) Jilly P?s baby sister is born Deaf. Through talks with her fantasy chat room peers, especially her new friend Derec...

    Great YA book that lightly covers issues of race, white privilege, ASL/hearing loss and society attitudes around "disability" If you're looking for substance on those issues, this isn't the book for you (try The Hate U Give). While the coverage of the issues presented here IS th...

    Alex Gino, as they say in the acknowledgments, writes books with the hopes that they will foster discussions between children and caregivers. I love that mentality and the ideas Gino writes about. In You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P!, we are introduced to Deaf culture; I don't kn...

    I respect Alex Gino and what they are trying to do here - simultaneously tackle the tricky topics of being Deaf and Black. Their mission, as stated in the author's note, was to provide white readers a resource to learn and I absolutely believe books are the best outlet to making this a...

    3.5 stars. I really really wanted to love this book. There is a lot to like here. I was charmed by the characters of Jilly and her aunt Alicia. I thought they rang very true. I also was glad that they didn't make Derek, the Black, Deaf friend, "funny." But this book is, to me as an adu...

    Jilly P thinks she knows a few things about interacting with people who are Black and Deaf -- she has Black family members, and a Black, Deaf online friend. But when her baby sister is born Deaf, she finds she still has a lot to learn about that, and about other things happening in the...

    I mostly enjoyed this book, and I think it has a lot of valuable lessons to teach young readers. Even so, it fell a little flat for me. The actual story was often overshadowed by the lessons Gino wanted to teach, making those seem a little forced at times and breaking up the flow of th...

    I love that Alex Gino specifically states that this was written for white children to learn to talk about racism. And it really is. This is a great story and also an important tool to for children who live in predominately white communities and have few interactions with people of colo...

    The state of affairs regarding how to talk to people who are different from you and how you will definitely mess it up, but that there is hope if you are honest and keep learning - for middle school trending younger. Talking to kids about microaggressions. It felt heavy handed at t...

  • Beth
    Aug 18, 2018

    (I read this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I discuss the content of the book, so my review contains spoilers.) As a writer, Alex Gino doesn?t know how to play it safe. In their debut middle grade (MG) novel, George, the protagonist is a transgender girl who wants to be Cha...

    Very ambitious book. Strong representation of deaf community (my daughter is hearing impaired) but missed the mark on the racial issues. Dialogue came off as preachy and disingenuous. It is hard to top George but the lessons are lost in the obvious and predicatable plot. ...

    Thanks to @scholasticinc for the free book! ~*~*~*~*~* ?????/5 for this thought-provoking MG book by #alexgino ~*~*~*~*~* Jilly (white, hearing) is introduced to the complexities of the Deaf community, as well as the Black Lives Matter movement in this moving coming of ag...

    Thx to @kidlitexchange for this review copy! . Still struggling with long typing sessions so I?ll sum this one up with a list: ? incredibly important messages re: inclusion/race/Deaf community/ASL/police brutality/microagressions ? middle grade with a message for ALL ? one...

    A sweet, earnest book about a girl struggling to understand the world around her. (8+) *Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. If you use it in any marketing material, online or anywhere on a published book without asking permission from me first, I will ask you...

    thank you Miss Print for sending me this ARC in exchange for an honest review!! i loved this one as much as i loved GEORGE. alex gino is writing intense and badly needed MG books for the next generation. full review to come!!! ...

    @Kidlitexchange #partner - I received a copy of this book from the Kidlitexchange network in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Releases 9/25/18 Jilly P is observant and likes to think of herself as a problem solver. When a challenge arises, Jilly P will meet...

    This book, Alex Gino's sophomore effort, has a lesson or two to teach and it feels like it, especially at the beginning. That said, they are very important lessons - about white privilege, microaggressions, racism, ableism and assumptions. During the first part of the book, I confess t...

    I devoured Jilly P in just a few hours, and I think that this book is going to be another game changer in middle grade literature. Jilly, white and hearing, looks in from the outside at both the big and small ways that Deaf people are discriminated against after her family discovers he...

    Jilly P and her parents are thrilled to welcome a baby girl into the family. But when little Emma is found to be born deaf, her parents are at least a little heartbroken and struggle to decide how to proceed - sign language? hearing aids? cochlear implants? Jilly logs onto her fantasy-...

    Jillian is experiencing growing pains in the form of life lessons. Her new baby sister was born deaf and she is dealing with some racial tensions in her family as well as in a newly forming friendship. While this is a book written for kids, Gino is very open that it "is consciously...

  • Jennifer
    Apr 26, 2018

    (I read this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I discuss the content of the book, so my review contains spoilers.) As a writer, Alex Gino doesn?t know how to play it safe. In their debut middle grade (MG) novel, George, the protagonist is a transgender girl who wants to be Cha...

    Very ambitious book. Strong representation of deaf community (my daughter is hearing impaired) but missed the mark on the racial issues. Dialogue came off as preachy and disingenuous. It is hard to top George but the lessons are lost in the obvious and predicatable plot. ...

    Thanks to @scholasticinc for the free book! ~*~*~*~*~* ?????/5 for this thought-provoking MG book by #alexgino ~*~*~*~*~* Jilly (white, hearing) is introduced to the complexities of the Deaf community, as well as the Black Lives Matter movement in this moving coming of ag...

    Thx to @kidlitexchange for this review copy! . Still struggling with long typing sessions so I?ll sum this one up with a list: ? incredibly important messages re: inclusion/race/Deaf community/ASL/police brutality/microagressions ? middle grade with a message for ALL ? one...

    A sweet, earnest book about a girl struggling to understand the world around her. (8+) *Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. If you use it in any marketing material, online or anywhere on a published book without asking permission from me first, I will ask you...

    thank you Miss Print for sending me this ARC in exchange for an honest review!! i loved this one as much as i loved GEORGE. alex gino is writing intense and badly needed MG books for the next generation. full review to come!!! ...

    @Kidlitexchange #partner - I received a copy of this book from the Kidlitexchange network in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Releases 9/25/18 Jilly P is observant and likes to think of herself as a problem solver. When a challenge arises, Jilly P will meet...

    This book, Alex Gino's sophomore effort, has a lesson or two to teach and it feels like it, especially at the beginning. That said, they are very important lessons - about white privilege, microaggressions, racism, ableism and assumptions. During the first part of the book, I confess t...

    I devoured Jilly P in just a few hours, and I think that this book is going to be another game changer in middle grade literature. Jilly, white and hearing, looks in from the outside at both the big and small ways that Deaf people are discriminated against after her family discovers he...

    Jilly P and her parents are thrilled to welcome a baby girl into the family. But when little Emma is found to be born deaf, her parents are at least a little heartbroken and struggle to decide how to proceed - sign language? hearing aids? cochlear implants? Jilly logs onto her fantasy-...

    Jillian is experiencing growing pains in the form of life lessons. Her new baby sister was born deaf and she is dealing with some racial tensions in her family as well as in a newly forming friendship. While this is a book written for kids, Gino is very open that it "is consciously...

    This is a great book that I think is best for people in grades 4-8. You don't know everything Jilly P! by Alex Gino is about a girl name Jilly who has a baby sister named Emma who was recently born deaf. She realizes that the world is going to treat Emma different than her and that the...

    4.5 stars | Alex Gino writes amazing and very important middle grade books. This novel touches on disability (deafness/hard of hearing) and on the black lives matter mouvement. Nobody is gonna be surprised that I cried while reading this. Highly recommend! ...

    Jilly IS nice and IS kind, and still makes others angry and upset. Her family is educated and supportive, and present. But Jilly still has problems, she?s learning about being deaf as her baby sister is deaf. She is learning more about African Americans as her aunt is African America...

    Thank you to the publisher, scholastic, for a free review copy. This will be an important addition to 4th grade classrooms & up, especially for white students. Gino masterfully weaves so much into one story- racism, black lives matter, the deaf community... I learned a lot! Exc...

    A thoughtfully written book on a necessary topic analyzing privilege from being hearing and white and a child, Jilly P, seeking answers but really on a path to do better and understand more. There's no real resolutions here but the pathway to the steady work involved. JILLY P! doesn't ...

  • Izza
    Feb 13, 2019

    (I read this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I discuss the content of the book, so my review contains spoilers.) As a writer, Alex Gino doesn?t know how to play it safe. In their debut middle grade (MG) novel, George, the protagonist is a transgender girl who wants to be Cha...

    Very ambitious book. Strong representation of deaf community (my daughter is hearing impaired) but missed the mark on the racial issues. Dialogue came off as preachy and disingenuous. It is hard to top George but the lessons are lost in the obvious and predicatable plot. ...

    Thanks to @scholasticinc for the free book! ~*~*~*~*~* ?????/5 for this thought-provoking MG book by #alexgino ~*~*~*~*~* Jilly (white, hearing) is introduced to the complexities of the Deaf community, as well as the Black Lives Matter movement in this moving coming of ag...

    Thx to @kidlitexchange for this review copy! . Still struggling with long typing sessions so I?ll sum this one up with a list: ? incredibly important messages re: inclusion/race/Deaf community/ASL/police brutality/microagressions ? middle grade with a message for ALL ? one...

    A sweet, earnest book about a girl struggling to understand the world around her. (8+) *Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. If you use it in any marketing material, online or anywhere on a published book without asking permission from me first, I will ask you...

    thank you Miss Print for sending me this ARC in exchange for an honest review!! i loved this one as much as i loved GEORGE. alex gino is writing intense and badly needed MG books for the next generation. full review to come!!! ...

    @Kidlitexchange #partner - I received a copy of this book from the Kidlitexchange network in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Releases 9/25/18 Jilly P is observant and likes to think of herself as a problem solver. When a challenge arises, Jilly P will meet...

    This book, Alex Gino's sophomore effort, has a lesson or two to teach and it feels like it, especially at the beginning. That said, they are very important lessons - about white privilege, microaggressions, racism, ableism and assumptions. During the first part of the book, I confess t...

    I devoured Jilly P in just a few hours, and I think that this book is going to be another game changer in middle grade literature. Jilly, white and hearing, looks in from the outside at both the big and small ways that Deaf people are discriminated against after her family discovers he...

    Jilly P and her parents are thrilled to welcome a baby girl into the family. But when little Emma is found to be born deaf, her parents are at least a little heartbroken and struggle to decide how to proceed - sign language? hearing aids? cochlear implants? Jilly logs onto her fantasy-...

    Jillian is experiencing growing pains in the form of life lessons. Her new baby sister was born deaf and she is dealing with some racial tensions in her family as well as in a newly forming friendship. While this is a book written for kids, Gino is very open that it "is consciously...

    This is a great book that I think is best for people in grades 4-8. You don't know everything Jilly P! by Alex Gino is about a girl name Jilly who has a baby sister named Emma who was recently born deaf. She realizes that the world is going to treat Emma different than her and that the...

    4.5 stars | Alex Gino writes amazing and very important middle grade books. This novel touches on disability (deafness/hard of hearing) and on the black lives matter mouvement. Nobody is gonna be surprised that I cried while reading this. Highly recommend! ...

  • Brenda Kahn
    Jul 04, 2018

    (I read this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I discuss the content of the book, so my review contains spoilers.) As a writer, Alex Gino doesn?t know how to play it safe. In their debut middle grade (MG) novel, George, the protagonist is a transgender girl who wants to be Cha...

    Very ambitious book. Strong representation of deaf community (my daughter is hearing impaired) but missed the mark on the racial issues. Dialogue came off as preachy and disingenuous. It is hard to top George but the lessons are lost in the obvious and predicatable plot. ...

    Thanks to @scholasticinc for the free book! ~*~*~*~*~* ?????/5 for this thought-provoking MG book by #alexgino ~*~*~*~*~* Jilly (white, hearing) is introduced to the complexities of the Deaf community, as well as the Black Lives Matter movement in this moving coming of ag...

    Thx to @kidlitexchange for this review copy! . Still struggling with long typing sessions so I?ll sum this one up with a list: ? incredibly important messages re: inclusion/race/Deaf community/ASL/police brutality/microagressions ? middle grade with a message for ALL ? one...

    A sweet, earnest book about a girl struggling to understand the world around her. (8+) *Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. If you use it in any marketing material, online or anywhere on a published book without asking permission from me first, I will ask you...

    thank you Miss Print for sending me this ARC in exchange for an honest review!! i loved this one as much as i loved GEORGE. alex gino is writing intense and badly needed MG books for the next generation. full review to come!!! ...

    @Kidlitexchange #partner - I received a copy of this book from the Kidlitexchange network in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Releases 9/25/18 Jilly P is observant and likes to think of herself as a problem solver. When a challenge arises, Jilly P will meet...

    This book, Alex Gino's sophomore effort, has a lesson or two to teach and it feels like it, especially at the beginning. That said, they are very important lessons - about white privilege, microaggressions, racism, ableism and assumptions. During the first part of the book, I confess t...

  • Allison Parker
    Dec 26, 2018

    (I read this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I discuss the content of the book, so my review contains spoilers.) As a writer, Alex Gino doesn?t know how to play it safe. In their debut middle grade (MG) novel, George, the protagonist is a transgender girl who wants to be Cha...

    Very ambitious book. Strong representation of deaf community (my daughter is hearing impaired) but missed the mark on the racial issues. Dialogue came off as preachy and disingenuous. It is hard to top George but the lessons are lost in the obvious and predicatable plot. ...

    Thanks to @scholasticinc for the free book! ~*~*~*~*~* ?????/5 for this thought-provoking MG book by #alexgino ~*~*~*~*~* Jilly (white, hearing) is introduced to the complexities of the Deaf community, as well as the Black Lives Matter movement in this moving coming of ag...

    Thx to @kidlitexchange for this review copy! . Still struggling with long typing sessions so I?ll sum this one up with a list: ? incredibly important messages re: inclusion/race/Deaf community/ASL/police brutality/microagressions ? middle grade with a message for ALL ? one...

    A sweet, earnest book about a girl struggling to understand the world around her. (8+) *Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. If you use it in any marketing material, online or anywhere on a published book without asking permission from me first, I will ask you...

    thank you Miss Print for sending me this ARC in exchange for an honest review!! i loved this one as much as i loved GEORGE. alex gino is writing intense and badly needed MG books for the next generation. full review to come!!! ...

    @Kidlitexchange #partner - I received a copy of this book from the Kidlitexchange network in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Releases 9/25/18 Jilly P is observant and likes to think of herself as a problem solver. When a challenge arises, Jilly P will meet...

    This book, Alex Gino's sophomore effort, has a lesson or two to teach and it feels like it, especially at the beginning. That said, they are very important lessons - about white privilege, microaggressions, racism, ableism and assumptions. During the first part of the book, I confess t...

    I devoured Jilly P in just a few hours, and I think that this book is going to be another game changer in middle grade literature. Jilly, white and hearing, looks in from the outside at both the big and small ways that Deaf people are discriminated against after her family discovers he...

    Jilly P and her parents are thrilled to welcome a baby girl into the family. But when little Emma is found to be born deaf, her parents are at least a little heartbroken and struggle to decide how to proceed - sign language? hearing aids? cochlear implants? Jilly logs onto her fantasy-...

  • Ann
    May 21, 2018

    (I read this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I discuss the content of the book, so my review contains spoilers.) As a writer, Alex Gino doesn?t know how to play it safe. In their debut middle grade (MG) novel, George, the protagonist is a transgender girl who wants to be Cha...

  • Lindsay Nixon
    Dec 01, 2018

    (I read this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I discuss the content of the book, so my review contains spoilers.) As a writer, Alex Gino doesn?t know how to play it safe. In their debut middle grade (MG) novel, George, the protagonist is a transgender girl who wants to be Cha...

    Very ambitious book. Strong representation of deaf community (my daughter is hearing impaired) but missed the mark on the racial issues. Dialogue came off as preachy and disingenuous. It is hard to top George but the lessons are lost in the obvious and predicatable plot. ...

    Thanks to @scholasticinc for the free book! ~*~*~*~*~* ?????/5 for this thought-provoking MG book by #alexgino ~*~*~*~*~* Jilly (white, hearing) is introduced to the complexities of the Deaf community, as well as the Black Lives Matter movement in this moving coming of ag...

    Thx to @kidlitexchange for this review copy! . Still struggling with long typing sessions so I?ll sum this one up with a list: ? incredibly important messages re: inclusion/race/Deaf community/ASL/police brutality/microagressions ? middle grade with a message for ALL ? one...

    A sweet, earnest book about a girl struggling to understand the world around her. (8+) *Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. If you use it in any marketing material, online or anywhere on a published book without asking permission from me first, I will ask you...

    thank you Miss Print for sending me this ARC in exchange for an honest review!! i loved this one as much as i loved GEORGE. alex gino is writing intense and badly needed MG books for the next generation. full review to come!!! ...

    @Kidlitexchange #partner - I received a copy of this book from the Kidlitexchange network in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Releases 9/25/18 Jilly P is observant and likes to think of herself as a problem solver. When a challenge arises, Jilly P will meet...

    This book, Alex Gino's sophomore effort, has a lesson or two to teach and it feels like it, especially at the beginning. That said, they are very important lessons - about white privilege, microaggressions, racism, ableism and assumptions. During the first part of the book, I confess t...

    I devoured Jilly P in just a few hours, and I think that this book is going to be another game changer in middle grade literature. Jilly, white and hearing, looks in from the outside at both the big and small ways that Deaf people are discriminated against after her family discovers he...

    Jilly P and her parents are thrilled to welcome a baby girl into the family. But when little Emma is found to be born deaf, her parents are at least a little heartbroken and struggle to decide how to proceed - sign language? hearing aids? cochlear implants? Jilly logs onto her fantasy-...

    Jillian is experiencing growing pains in the form of life lessons. Her new baby sister was born deaf and she is dealing with some racial tensions in her family as well as in a newly forming friendship. While this is a book written for kids, Gino is very open that it "is consciously...

    This is a great book that I think is best for people in grades 4-8. You don't know everything Jilly P! by Alex Gino is about a girl name Jilly who has a baby sister named Emma who was recently born deaf. She realizes that the world is going to treat Emma different than her and that the...

    4.5 stars | Alex Gino writes amazing and very important middle grade books. This novel touches on disability (deafness/hard of hearing) and on the black lives matter mouvement. Nobody is gonna be surprised that I cried while reading this. Highly recommend! ...

    Jilly IS nice and IS kind, and still makes others angry and upset. Her family is educated and supportive, and present. But Jilly still has problems, she?s learning about being deaf as her baby sister is deaf. She is learning more about African Americans as her aunt is African America...

    Thank you to the publisher, scholastic, for a free review copy. This will be an important addition to 4th grade classrooms & up, especially for white students. Gino masterfully weaves so much into one story- racism, black lives matter, the deaf community... I learned a lot! Exc...

    A thoughtfully written book on a necessary topic analyzing privilege from being hearing and white and a child, Jilly P, seeking answers but really on a path to do better and understand more. There's no real resolutions here but the pathway to the steady work involved. JILLY P! doesn't ...

    Had to read it to review for a magazine. Absolutely one of the worst books I?ve ever read. Basic plot: young protagonist learns to adjust her thinking after sister is born deaf; all cops and white people are bad. ...

    @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to @scholasticpress for sharing this review copy with #kidlitexchange. All opinions are my own. This #middlegrade book was AMAZING y?all! Alex Gino has knocked it out of the park (once again) with YOU DON?T KNOW EVERYTHING, JILLY P! Important and ...

    ?The hard thing about accidentally saying the wrong thing is that you don?t know it?s the wrong thing until you have already said it and hurt someone.? (166) Jilly P?s baby sister is born Deaf. Through talks with her fantasy chat room peers, especially her new friend Derec...

    Great YA book that lightly covers issues of race, white privilege, ASL/hearing loss and society attitudes around "disability" If you're looking for substance on those issues, this isn't the book for you (try The Hate U Give). While the coverage of the issues presented here IS th...

  • Brittany
    Oct 23, 2018

    (I read this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I discuss the content of the book, so my review contains spoilers.) As a writer, Alex Gino doesn?t know how to play it safe. In their debut middle grade (MG) novel, George, the protagonist is a transgender girl who wants to be Cha...

    Very ambitious book. Strong representation of deaf community (my daughter is hearing impaired) but missed the mark on the racial issues. Dialogue came off as preachy and disingenuous. It is hard to top George but the lessons are lost in the obvious and predicatable plot. ...

    Thanks to @scholasticinc for the free book! ~*~*~*~*~* ?????/5 for this thought-provoking MG book by #alexgino ~*~*~*~*~* Jilly (white, hearing) is introduced to the complexities of the Deaf community, as well as the Black Lives Matter movement in this moving coming of ag...

    Thx to @kidlitexchange for this review copy! . Still struggling with long typing sessions so I?ll sum this one up with a list: ? incredibly important messages re: inclusion/race/Deaf community/ASL/police brutality/microagressions ? middle grade with a message for ALL ? one...

    A sweet, earnest book about a girl struggling to understand the world around her. (8+) *Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. If you use it in any marketing material, online or anywhere on a published book without asking permission from me first, I will ask you...

    thank you Miss Print for sending me this ARC in exchange for an honest review!! i loved this one as much as i loved GEORGE. alex gino is writing intense and badly needed MG books for the next generation. full review to come!!! ...

    @Kidlitexchange #partner - I received a copy of this book from the Kidlitexchange network in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Releases 9/25/18 Jilly P is observant and likes to think of herself as a problem solver. When a challenge arises, Jilly P will meet...

    This book, Alex Gino's sophomore effort, has a lesson or two to teach and it feels like it, especially at the beginning. That said, they are very important lessons - about white privilege, microaggressions, racism, ableism and assumptions. During the first part of the book, I confess t...

    I devoured Jilly P in just a few hours, and I think that this book is going to be another game changer in middle grade literature. Jilly, white and hearing, looks in from the outside at both the big and small ways that Deaf people are discriminated against after her family discovers he...

    Jilly P and her parents are thrilled to welcome a baby girl into the family. But when little Emma is found to be born deaf, her parents are at least a little heartbroken and struggle to decide how to proceed - sign language? hearing aids? cochlear implants? Jilly logs onto her fantasy-...

    Jillian is experiencing growing pains in the form of life lessons. Her new baby sister was born deaf and she is dealing with some racial tensions in her family as well as in a newly forming friendship. While this is a book written for kids, Gino is very open that it "is consciously...

    This is a great book that I think is best for people in grades 4-8. You don't know everything Jilly P! by Alex Gino is about a girl name Jilly who has a baby sister named Emma who was recently born deaf. She realizes that the world is going to treat Emma different than her and that the...

    4.5 stars | Alex Gino writes amazing and very important middle grade books. This novel touches on disability (deafness/hard of hearing) and on the black lives matter mouvement. Nobody is gonna be surprised that I cried while reading this. Highly recommend! ...

    Jilly IS nice and IS kind, and still makes others angry and upset. Her family is educated and supportive, and present. But Jilly still has problems, she?s learning about being deaf as her baby sister is deaf. She is learning more about African Americans as her aunt is African America...

    Thank you to the publisher, scholastic, for a free review copy. This will be an important addition to 4th grade classrooms & up, especially for white students. Gino masterfully weaves so much into one story- racism, black lives matter, the deaf community... I learned a lot! Exc...

    A thoughtfully written book on a necessary topic analyzing privilege from being hearing and white and a child, Jilly P, seeking answers but really on a path to do better and understand more. There's no real resolutions here but the pathway to the steady work involved. JILLY P! doesn't ...

    Had to read it to review for a magazine. Absolutely one of the worst books I?ve ever read. Basic plot: young protagonist learns to adjust her thinking after sister is born deaf; all cops and white people are bad. ...

    @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to @scholasticpress for sharing this review copy with #kidlitexchange. All opinions are my own. This #middlegrade book was AMAZING y?all! Alex Gino has knocked it out of the park (once again) with YOU DON?T KNOW EVERYTHING, JILLY P! Important and ...

    ?The hard thing about accidentally saying the wrong thing is that you don?t know it?s the wrong thing until you have already said it and hurt someone.? (166) Jilly P?s baby sister is born Deaf. Through talks with her fantasy chat room peers, especially her new friend Derec...

    Great YA book that lightly covers issues of race, white privilege, ASL/hearing loss and society attitudes around "disability" If you're looking for substance on those issues, this isn't the book for you (try The Hate U Give). While the coverage of the issues presented here IS th...

    Alex Gino, as they say in the acknowledgments, writes books with the hopes that they will foster discussions between children and caregivers. I love that mentality and the ideas Gino writes about. In You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P!, we are introduced to Deaf culture; I don't kn...

    I respect Alex Gino and what they are trying to do here - simultaneously tackle the tricky topics of being Deaf and Black. Their mission, as stated in the author's note, was to provide white readers a resource to learn and I absolutely believe books are the best outlet to making this a...

  • Yapha
    Jan 03, 2019

    (I read this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I discuss the content of the book, so my review contains spoilers.) As a writer, Alex Gino doesn?t know how to play it safe. In their debut middle grade (MG) novel, George, the protagonist is a transgender girl who wants to be Cha...

    Very ambitious book. Strong representation of deaf community (my daughter is hearing impaired) but missed the mark on the racial issues. Dialogue came off as preachy and disingenuous. It is hard to top George but the lessons are lost in the obvious and predicatable plot. ...

    Thanks to @scholasticinc for the free book! ~*~*~*~*~* ?????/5 for this thought-provoking MG book by #alexgino ~*~*~*~*~* Jilly (white, hearing) is introduced to the complexities of the Deaf community, as well as the Black Lives Matter movement in this moving coming of ag...

    Thx to @kidlitexchange for this review copy! . Still struggling with long typing sessions so I?ll sum this one up with a list: ? incredibly important messages re: inclusion/race/Deaf community/ASL/police brutality/microagressions ? middle grade with a message for ALL ? one...

    A sweet, earnest book about a girl struggling to understand the world around her. (8+) *Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. If you use it in any marketing material, online or anywhere on a published book without asking permission from me first, I will ask you...

    thank you Miss Print for sending me this ARC in exchange for an honest review!! i loved this one as much as i loved GEORGE. alex gino is writing intense and badly needed MG books for the next generation. full review to come!!! ...

    @Kidlitexchange #partner - I received a copy of this book from the Kidlitexchange network in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Releases 9/25/18 Jilly P is observant and likes to think of herself as a problem solver. When a challenge arises, Jilly P will meet...

    This book, Alex Gino's sophomore effort, has a lesson or two to teach and it feels like it, especially at the beginning. That said, they are very important lessons - about white privilege, microaggressions, racism, ableism and assumptions. During the first part of the book, I confess t...

    I devoured Jilly P in just a few hours, and I think that this book is going to be another game changer in middle grade literature. Jilly, white and hearing, looks in from the outside at both the big and small ways that Deaf people are discriminated against after her family discovers he...

    Jilly P and her parents are thrilled to welcome a baby girl into the family. But when little Emma is found to be born deaf, her parents are at least a little heartbroken and struggle to decide how to proceed - sign language? hearing aids? cochlear implants? Jilly logs onto her fantasy-...

    Jillian is experiencing growing pains in the form of life lessons. Her new baby sister was born deaf and she is dealing with some racial tensions in her family as well as in a newly forming friendship. While this is a book written for kids, Gino is very open that it "is consciously...

    This is a great book that I think is best for people in grades 4-8. You don't know everything Jilly P! by Alex Gino is about a girl name Jilly who has a baby sister named Emma who was recently born deaf. She realizes that the world is going to treat Emma different than her and that the...

    4.5 stars | Alex Gino writes amazing and very important middle grade books. This novel touches on disability (deafness/hard of hearing) and on the black lives matter mouvement. Nobody is gonna be surprised that I cried while reading this. Highly recommend! ...

    Jilly IS nice and IS kind, and still makes others angry and upset. Her family is educated and supportive, and present. But Jilly still has problems, she?s learning about being deaf as her baby sister is deaf. She is learning more about African Americans as her aunt is African America...

    Thank you to the publisher, scholastic, for a free review copy. This will be an important addition to 4th grade classrooms & up, especially for white students. Gino masterfully weaves so much into one story- racism, black lives matter, the deaf community... I learned a lot! Exc...

    A thoughtfully written book on a necessary topic analyzing privilege from being hearing and white and a child, Jilly P, seeking answers but really on a path to do better and understand more. There's no real resolutions here but the pathway to the steady work involved. JILLY P! doesn't ...

    Had to read it to review for a magazine. Absolutely one of the worst books I?ve ever read. Basic plot: young protagonist learns to adjust her thinking after sister is born deaf; all cops and white people are bad. ...

    @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to @scholasticpress for sharing this review copy with #kidlitexchange. All opinions are my own. This #middlegrade book was AMAZING y?all! Alex Gino has knocked it out of the park (once again) with YOU DON?T KNOW EVERYTHING, JILLY P! Important and ...

    ?The hard thing about accidentally saying the wrong thing is that you don?t know it?s the wrong thing until you have already said it and hurt someone.? (166) Jilly P?s baby sister is born Deaf. Through talks with her fantasy chat room peers, especially her new friend Derec...

    Great YA book that lightly covers issues of race, white privilege, ASL/hearing loss and society attitudes around "disability" If you're looking for substance on those issues, this isn't the book for you (try The Hate U Give). While the coverage of the issues presented here IS th...

    Alex Gino, as they say in the acknowledgments, writes books with the hopes that they will foster discussions between children and caregivers. I love that mentality and the ideas Gino writes about. In You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P!, we are introduced to Deaf culture; I don't kn...

    I respect Alex Gino and what they are trying to do here - simultaneously tackle the tricky topics of being Deaf and Black. Their mission, as stated in the author's note, was to provide white readers a resource to learn and I absolutely believe books are the best outlet to making this a...

    3.5 stars. I really really wanted to love this book. There is a lot to like here. I was charmed by the characters of Jilly and her aunt Alicia. I thought they rang very true. I also was glad that they didn't make Derek, the Black, Deaf friend, "funny." But this book is, to me as an adu...

    Jilly P thinks she knows a few things about interacting with people who are Black and Deaf -- she has Black family members, and a Black, Deaf online friend. But when her baby sister is born Deaf, she finds she still has a lot to learn about that, and about other things happening in the...

    I mostly enjoyed this book, and I think it has a lot of valuable lessons to teach young readers. Even so, it fell a little flat for me. The actual story was often overshadowed by the lessons Gino wanted to teach, making those seem a little forced at times and breaking up the flow of th...

    I love that Alex Gino specifically states that this was written for white children to learn to talk about racism. And it really is. This is a great story and also an important tool to for children who live in predominately white communities and have few interactions with people of colo...

  • Akoss
    Aug 22, 2018

    (I read this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I discuss the content of the book, so my review contains spoilers.) As a writer, Alex Gino doesn?t know how to play it safe. In their debut middle grade (MG) novel, George, the protagonist is a transgender girl who wants to be Cha...

    Very ambitious book. Strong representation of deaf community (my daughter is hearing impaired) but missed the mark on the racial issues. Dialogue came off as preachy and disingenuous. It is hard to top George but the lessons are lost in the obvious and predicatable plot. ...

    Thanks to @scholasticinc for the free book! ~*~*~*~*~* ?????/5 for this thought-provoking MG book by #alexgino ~*~*~*~*~* Jilly (white, hearing) is introduced to the complexities of the Deaf community, as well as the Black Lives Matter movement in this moving coming of ag...

    Thx to @kidlitexchange for this review copy! . Still struggling with long typing sessions so I?ll sum this one up with a list: ? incredibly important messages re: inclusion/race/Deaf community/ASL/police brutality/microagressions ? middle grade with a message for ALL ? one...

    A sweet, earnest book about a girl struggling to understand the world around her. (8+) *Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. If you use it in any marketing material, online or anywhere on a published book without asking permission from me first, I will ask you...

    thank you Miss Print for sending me this ARC in exchange for an honest review!! i loved this one as much as i loved GEORGE. alex gino is writing intense and badly needed MG books for the next generation. full review to come!!! ...

    @Kidlitexchange #partner - I received a copy of this book from the Kidlitexchange network in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Releases 9/25/18 Jilly P is observant and likes to think of herself as a problem solver. When a challenge arises, Jilly P will meet...

  • Andrew
    May 16, 2018

    (I read this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I discuss the content of the book, so my review contains spoilers.) As a writer, Alex Gino doesn?t know how to play it safe. In their debut middle grade (MG) novel, George, the protagonist is a transgender girl who wants to be Cha...

    Very ambitious book. Strong representation of deaf community (my daughter is hearing impaired) but missed the mark on the racial issues. Dialogue came off as preachy and disingenuous. It is hard to top George but the lessons are lost in the obvious and predicatable plot. ...

    Thanks to @scholasticinc for the free book! ~*~*~*~*~* ?????/5 for this thought-provoking MG book by #alexgino ~*~*~*~*~* Jilly (white, hearing) is introduced to the complexities of the Deaf community, as well as the Black Lives Matter movement in this moving coming of ag...

    Thx to @kidlitexchange for this review copy! . Still struggling with long typing sessions so I?ll sum this one up with a list: ? incredibly important messages re: inclusion/race/Deaf community/ASL/police brutality/microagressions ? middle grade with a message for ALL ? one...

    A sweet, earnest book about a girl struggling to understand the world around her. (8+) *Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. If you use it in any marketing material, online or anywhere on a published book without asking permission from me first, I will ask you...

    thank you Miss Print for sending me this ARC in exchange for an honest review!! i loved this one as much as i loved GEORGE. alex gino is writing intense and badly needed MG books for the next generation. full review to come!!! ...

    @Kidlitexchange #partner - I received a copy of this book from the Kidlitexchange network in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Releases 9/25/18 Jilly P is observant and likes to think of herself as a problem solver. When a challenge arises, Jilly P will meet...

    This book, Alex Gino's sophomore effort, has a lesson or two to teach and it feels like it, especially at the beginning. That said, they are very important lessons - about white privilege, microaggressions, racism, ableism and assumptions. During the first part of the book, I confess t...

    I devoured Jilly P in just a few hours, and I think that this book is going to be another game changer in middle grade literature. Jilly, white and hearing, looks in from the outside at both the big and small ways that Deaf people are discriminated against after her family discovers he...

  • Laurie Balderson
    Jul 19, 2018

    (I read this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I discuss the content of the book, so my review contains spoilers.) As a writer, Alex Gino doesn?t know how to play it safe. In their debut middle grade (MG) novel, George, the protagonist is a transgender girl who wants to be Cha...

    Very ambitious book. Strong representation of deaf community (my daughter is hearing impaired) but missed the mark on the racial issues. Dialogue came off as preachy and disingenuous. It is hard to top George but the lessons are lost in the obvious and predicatable plot. ...

    Thanks to @scholasticinc for the free book! ~*~*~*~*~* ?????/5 for this thought-provoking MG book by #alexgino ~*~*~*~*~* Jilly (white, hearing) is introduced to the complexities of the Deaf community, as well as the Black Lives Matter movement in this moving coming of ag...

    Thx to @kidlitexchange for this review copy! . Still struggling with long typing sessions so I?ll sum this one up with a list: ? incredibly important messages re: inclusion/race/Deaf community/ASL/police brutality/microagressions ? middle grade with a message for ALL ? one...

    A sweet, earnest book about a girl struggling to understand the world around her. (8+) *Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. If you use it in any marketing material, online or anywhere on a published book without asking permission from me first, I will ask you...

    thank you Miss Print for sending me this ARC in exchange for an honest review!! i loved this one as much as i loved GEORGE. alex gino is writing intense and badly needed MG books for the next generation. full review to come!!! ...

    @Kidlitexchange #partner - I received a copy of this book from the Kidlitexchange network in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Releases 9/25/18 Jilly P is observant and likes to think of herself as a problem solver. When a challenge arises, Jilly P will meet...

    This book, Alex Gino's sophomore effort, has a lesson or two to teach and it feels like it, especially at the beginning. That said, they are very important lessons - about white privilege, microaggressions, racism, ableism and assumptions. During the first part of the book, I confess t...

    I devoured Jilly P in just a few hours, and I think that this book is going to be another game changer in middle grade literature. Jilly, white and hearing, looks in from the outside at both the big and small ways that Deaf people are discriminated against after her family discovers he...

    Jilly P and her parents are thrilled to welcome a baby girl into the family. But when little Emma is found to be born deaf, her parents are at least a little heartbroken and struggle to decide how to proceed - sign language? hearing aids? cochlear implants? Jilly logs onto her fantasy-...

    Jillian is experiencing growing pains in the form of life lessons. Her new baby sister was born deaf and she is dealing with some racial tensions in her family as well as in a newly forming friendship. While this is a book written for kids, Gino is very open that it "is consciously...

    This is a great book that I think is best for people in grades 4-8. You don't know everything Jilly P! by Alex Gino is about a girl name Jilly who has a baby sister named Emma who was recently born deaf. She realizes that the world is going to treat Emma different than her and that the...

    4.5 stars | Alex Gino writes amazing and very important middle grade books. This novel touches on disability (deafness/hard of hearing) and on the black lives matter mouvement. Nobody is gonna be surprised that I cried while reading this. Highly recommend! ...

    Jilly IS nice and IS kind, and still makes others angry and upset. Her family is educated and supportive, and present. But Jilly still has problems, she?s learning about being deaf as her baby sister is deaf. She is learning more about African Americans as her aunt is African America...

    Thank you to the publisher, scholastic, for a free review copy. This will be an important addition to 4th grade classrooms & up, especially for white students. Gino masterfully weaves so much into one story- racism, black lives matter, the deaf community... I learned a lot! Exc...

    A thoughtfully written book on a necessary topic analyzing privilege from being hearing and white and a child, Jilly P, seeking answers but really on a path to do better and understand more. There's no real resolutions here but the pathway to the steady work involved. JILLY P! doesn't ...

    Had to read it to review for a magazine. Absolutely one of the worst books I?ve ever read. Basic plot: young protagonist learns to adjust her thinking after sister is born deaf; all cops and white people are bad. ...

  • Neha Thakkar
    Sep 08, 2018

    (I read this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I discuss the content of the book, so my review contains spoilers.) As a writer, Alex Gino doesn?t know how to play it safe. In their debut middle grade (MG) novel, George, the protagonist is a transgender girl who wants to be Cha...

    Very ambitious book. Strong representation of deaf community (my daughter is hearing impaired) but missed the mark on the racial issues. Dialogue came off as preachy and disingenuous. It is hard to top George but the lessons are lost in the obvious and predicatable plot. ...

    Thanks to @scholasticinc for the free book! ~*~*~*~*~* ?????/5 for this thought-provoking MG book by #alexgino ~*~*~*~*~* Jilly (white, hearing) is introduced to the complexities of the Deaf community, as well as the Black Lives Matter movement in this moving coming of ag...

    Thx to @kidlitexchange for this review copy! . Still struggling with long typing sessions so I?ll sum this one up with a list: ? incredibly important messages re: inclusion/race/Deaf community/ASL/police brutality/microagressions ? middle grade with a message for ALL ? one...

    A sweet, earnest book about a girl struggling to understand the world around her. (8+) *Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. If you use it in any marketing material, online or anywhere on a published book without asking permission from me first, I will ask you...

    thank you Miss Print for sending me this ARC in exchange for an honest review!! i loved this one as much as i loved GEORGE. alex gino is writing intense and badly needed MG books for the next generation. full review to come!!! ...

    @Kidlitexchange #partner - I received a copy of this book from the Kidlitexchange network in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Releases 9/25/18 Jilly P is observant and likes to think of herself as a problem solver. When a challenge arises, Jilly P will meet...

    This book, Alex Gino's sophomore effort, has a lesson or two to teach and it feels like it, especially at the beginning. That said, they are very important lessons - about white privilege, microaggressions, racism, ableism and assumptions. During the first part of the book, I confess t...

    I devoured Jilly P in just a few hours, and I think that this book is going to be another game changer in middle grade literature. Jilly, white and hearing, looks in from the outside at both the big and small ways that Deaf people are discriminated against after her family discovers he...

    Jilly P and her parents are thrilled to welcome a baby girl into the family. But when little Emma is found to be born deaf, her parents are at least a little heartbroken and struggle to decide how to proceed - sign language? hearing aids? cochlear implants? Jilly logs onto her fantasy-...

    Jillian is experiencing growing pains in the form of life lessons. Her new baby sister was born deaf and she is dealing with some racial tensions in her family as well as in a newly forming friendship. While this is a book written for kids, Gino is very open that it "is consciously...

    This is a great book that I think is best for people in grades 4-8. You don't know everything Jilly P! by Alex Gino is about a girl name Jilly who has a baby sister named Emma who was recently born deaf. She realizes that the world is going to treat Emma different than her and that the...

    4.5 stars | Alex Gino writes amazing and very important middle grade books. This novel touches on disability (deafness/hard of hearing) and on the black lives matter mouvement. Nobody is gonna be surprised that I cried while reading this. Highly recommend! ...

    Jilly IS nice and IS kind, and still makes others angry and upset. Her family is educated and supportive, and present. But Jilly still has problems, she?s learning about being deaf as her baby sister is deaf. She is learning more about African Americans as her aunt is African America...

  • Kate Olson
    Jul 07, 2018

    (I read this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I discuss the content of the book, so my review contains spoilers.) As a writer, Alex Gino doesn?t know how to play it safe. In their debut middle grade (MG) novel, George, the protagonist is a transgender girl who wants to be Cha...

    Very ambitious book. Strong representation of deaf community (my daughter is hearing impaired) but missed the mark on the racial issues. Dialogue came off as preachy and disingenuous. It is hard to top George but the lessons are lost in the obvious and predicatable plot. ...

    Thanks to @scholasticinc for the free book! ~*~*~*~*~* ?????/5 for this thought-provoking MG book by #alexgino ~*~*~*~*~* Jilly (white, hearing) is introduced to the complexities of the Deaf community, as well as the Black Lives Matter movement in this moving coming of ag...

    Thx to @kidlitexchange for this review copy! . Still struggling with long typing sessions so I?ll sum this one up with a list: ? incredibly important messages re: inclusion/race/Deaf community/ASL/police brutality/microagressions ? middle grade with a message for ALL ? one...

  • Suzanne Steckert
    Jul 16, 2018

    (I read this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I discuss the content of the book, so my review contains spoilers.) As a writer, Alex Gino doesn?t know how to play it safe. In their debut middle grade (MG) novel, George, the protagonist is a transgender girl who wants to be Cha...

    Very ambitious book. Strong representation of deaf community (my daughter is hearing impaired) but missed the mark on the racial issues. Dialogue came off as preachy and disingenuous. It is hard to top George but the lessons are lost in the obvious and predicatable plot. ...

  • Sarah
    Aug 14, 2018

    (I read this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I discuss the content of the book, so my review contains spoilers.) As a writer, Alex Gino doesn?t know how to play it safe. In their debut middle grade (MG) novel, George, the protagonist is a transgender girl who wants to be Cha...

    Very ambitious book. Strong representation of deaf community (my daughter is hearing impaired) but missed the mark on the racial issues. Dialogue came off as preachy and disingenuous. It is hard to top George but the lessons are lost in the obvious and predicatable plot. ...

    Thanks to @scholasticinc for the free book! ~*~*~*~*~* ?????/5 for this thought-provoking MG book by #alexgino ~*~*~*~*~* Jilly (white, hearing) is introduced to the complexities of the Deaf community, as well as the Black Lives Matter movement in this moving coming of ag...

    Thx to @kidlitexchange for this review copy! . Still struggling with long typing sessions so I?ll sum this one up with a list: ? incredibly important messages re: inclusion/race/Deaf community/ASL/police brutality/microagressions ? middle grade with a message for ALL ? one...

    A sweet, earnest book about a girl struggling to understand the world around her. (8+) *Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. If you use it in any marketing material, online or anywhere on a published book without asking permission from me first, I will ask you...

    thank you Miss Print for sending me this ARC in exchange for an honest review!! i loved this one as much as i loved GEORGE. alex gino is writing intense and badly needed MG books for the next generation. full review to come!!! ...

    @Kidlitexchange #partner - I received a copy of this book from the Kidlitexchange network in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Releases 9/25/18 Jilly P is observant and likes to think of herself as a problem solver. When a challenge arises, Jilly P will meet...

    This book, Alex Gino's sophomore effort, has a lesson or two to teach and it feels like it, especially at the beginning. That said, they are very important lessons - about white privilege, microaggressions, racism, ableism and assumptions. During the first part of the book, I confess t...

    I devoured Jilly P in just a few hours, and I think that this book is going to be another game changer in middle grade literature. Jilly, white and hearing, looks in from the outside at both the big and small ways that Deaf people are discriminated against after her family discovers he...

    Jilly P and her parents are thrilled to welcome a baby girl into the family. But when little Emma is found to be born deaf, her parents are at least a little heartbroken and struggle to decide how to proceed - sign language? hearing aids? cochlear implants? Jilly logs onto her fantasy-...

    Jillian is experiencing growing pains in the form of life lessons. Her new baby sister was born deaf and she is dealing with some racial tensions in her family as well as in a newly forming friendship. While this is a book written for kids, Gino is very open that it "is consciously...

    This is a great book that I think is best for people in grades 4-8. You don't know everything Jilly P! by Alex Gino is about a girl name Jilly who has a baby sister named Emma who was recently born deaf. She realizes that the world is going to treat Emma different than her and that the...

    4.5 stars | Alex Gino writes amazing and very important middle grade books. This novel touches on disability (deafness/hard of hearing) and on the black lives matter mouvement. Nobody is gonna be surprised that I cried while reading this. Highly recommend! ...

    Jilly IS nice and IS kind, and still makes others angry and upset. Her family is educated and supportive, and present. But Jilly still has problems, she?s learning about being deaf as her baby sister is deaf. She is learning more about African Americans as her aunt is African America...

    Thank you to the publisher, scholastic, for a free review copy. This will be an important addition to 4th grade classrooms & up, especially for white students. Gino masterfully weaves so much into one story- racism, black lives matter, the deaf community... I learned a lot! Exc...

    A thoughtfully written book on a necessary topic analyzing privilege from being hearing and white and a child, Jilly P, seeking answers but really on a path to do better and understand more. There's no real resolutions here but the pathway to the steady work involved. JILLY P! doesn't ...

    Had to read it to review for a magazine. Absolutely one of the worst books I?ve ever read. Basic plot: young protagonist learns to adjust her thinking after sister is born deaf; all cops and white people are bad. ...

    @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to @scholasticpress for sharing this review copy with #kidlitexchange. All opinions are my own. This #middlegrade book was AMAZING y?all! Alex Gino has knocked it out of the park (once again) with YOU DON?T KNOW EVERYTHING, JILLY P! Important and ...

    ?The hard thing about accidentally saying the wrong thing is that you don?t know it?s the wrong thing until you have already said it and hurt someone.? (166) Jilly P?s baby sister is born Deaf. Through talks with her fantasy chat room peers, especially her new friend Derec...

    Great YA book that lightly covers issues of race, white privilege, ASL/hearing loss and society attitudes around "disability" If you're looking for substance on those issues, this isn't the book for you (try The Hate U Give). While the coverage of the issues presented here IS th...

    Alex Gino, as they say in the acknowledgments, writes books with the hopes that they will foster discussions between children and caregivers. I love that mentality and the ideas Gino writes about. In You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P!, we are introduced to Deaf culture; I don't kn...

    I respect Alex Gino and what they are trying to do here - simultaneously tackle the tricky topics of being Deaf and Black. Their mission, as stated in the author's note, was to provide white readers a resource to learn and I absolutely believe books are the best outlet to making this a...

    3.5 stars. I really really wanted to love this book. There is a lot to like here. I was charmed by the characters of Jilly and her aunt Alicia. I thought they rang very true. I also was glad that they didn't make Derek, the Black, Deaf friend, "funny." But this book is, to me as an adu...

    Jilly P thinks she knows a few things about interacting with people who are Black and Deaf -- she has Black family members, and a Black, Deaf online friend. But when her baby sister is born Deaf, she finds she still has a lot to learn about that, and about other things happening in the...

    I mostly enjoyed this book, and I think it has a lot of valuable lessons to teach young readers. Even so, it fell a little flat for me. The actual story was often overshadowed by the lessons Gino wanted to teach, making those seem a little forced at times and breaking up the flow of th...

    I love that Alex Gino specifically states that this was written for white children to learn to talk about racism. And it really is. This is a great story and also an important tool to for children who live in predominately white communities and have few interactions with people of colo...

    The state of affairs regarding how to talk to people who are different from you and how you will definitely mess it up, but that there is hope if you are honest and keep learning - for middle school trending younger. Talking to kids about microaggressions. It felt heavy handed at t...

    E-ARC from Edelweiss Plus I learned a lot about the Deaf community in this story about family and friendship and being open to learning and growing. ...

  • Robin Stevens
    Nov 08, 2018

    (I read this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I discuss the content of the book, so my review contains spoilers.) As a writer, Alex Gino doesn?t know how to play it safe. In their debut middle grade (MG) novel, George, the protagonist is a transgender girl who wants to be Cha...

    Very ambitious book. Strong representation of deaf community (my daughter is hearing impaired) but missed the mark on the racial issues. Dialogue came off as preachy and disingenuous. It is hard to top George but the lessons are lost in the obvious and predicatable plot. ...

    Thanks to @scholasticinc for the free book! ~*~*~*~*~* ?????/5 for this thought-provoking MG book by #alexgino ~*~*~*~*~* Jilly (white, hearing) is introduced to the complexities of the Deaf community, as well as the Black Lives Matter movement in this moving coming of ag...

    Thx to @kidlitexchange for this review copy! . Still struggling with long typing sessions so I?ll sum this one up with a list: ? incredibly important messages re: inclusion/race/Deaf community/ASL/police brutality/microagressions ? middle grade with a message for ALL ? one...

    A sweet, earnest book about a girl struggling to understand the world around her. (8+) *Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. If you use it in any marketing material, online or anywhere on a published book without asking permission from me first, I will ask you...

  • Anniek
    Oct 16, 2018

    (I read this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I discuss the content of the book, so my review contains spoilers.) As a writer, Alex Gino doesn?t know how to play it safe. In their debut middle grade (MG) novel, George, the protagonist is a transgender girl who wants to be Cha...

    Very ambitious book. Strong representation of deaf community (my daughter is hearing impaired) but missed the mark on the racial issues. Dialogue came off as preachy and disingenuous. It is hard to top George but the lessons are lost in the obvious and predicatable plot. ...

    Thanks to @scholasticinc for the free book! ~*~*~*~*~* ?????/5 for this thought-provoking MG book by #alexgino ~*~*~*~*~* Jilly (white, hearing) is introduced to the complexities of the Deaf community, as well as the Black Lives Matter movement in this moving coming of ag...

    Thx to @kidlitexchange for this review copy! . Still struggling with long typing sessions so I?ll sum this one up with a list: ? incredibly important messages re: inclusion/race/Deaf community/ASL/police brutality/microagressions ? middle grade with a message for ALL ? one...

    A sweet, earnest book about a girl struggling to understand the world around her. (8+) *Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. If you use it in any marketing material, online or anywhere on a published book without asking permission from me first, I will ask you...

    thank you Miss Print for sending me this ARC in exchange for an honest review!! i loved this one as much as i loved GEORGE. alex gino is writing intense and badly needed MG books for the next generation. full review to come!!! ...

    @Kidlitexchange #partner - I received a copy of this book from the Kidlitexchange network in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Releases 9/25/18 Jilly P is observant and likes to think of herself as a problem solver. When a challenge arises, Jilly P will meet...

    This book, Alex Gino's sophomore effort, has a lesson or two to teach and it feels like it, especially at the beginning. That said, they are very important lessons - about white privilege, microaggressions, racism, ableism and assumptions. During the first part of the book, I confess t...

    I devoured Jilly P in just a few hours, and I think that this book is going to be another game changer in middle grade literature. Jilly, white and hearing, looks in from the outside at both the big and small ways that Deaf people are discriminated against after her family discovers he...

    Jilly P and her parents are thrilled to welcome a baby girl into the family. But when little Emma is found to be born deaf, her parents are at least a little heartbroken and struggle to decide how to proceed - sign language? hearing aids? cochlear implants? Jilly logs onto her fantasy-...

    Jillian is experiencing growing pains in the form of life lessons. Her new baby sister was born deaf and she is dealing with some racial tensions in her family as well as in a newly forming friendship. While this is a book written for kids, Gino is very open that it "is consciously...

    This is a great book that I think is best for people in grades 4-8. You don't know everything Jilly P! by Alex Gino is about a girl name Jilly who has a baby sister named Emma who was recently born deaf. She realizes that the world is going to treat Emma different than her and that the...

    4.5 stars | Alex Gino writes amazing and very important middle grade books. This novel touches on disability (deafness/hard of hearing) and on the black lives matter mouvement. Nobody is gonna be surprised that I cried while reading this. Highly recommend! ...

    Jilly IS nice and IS kind, and still makes others angry and upset. Her family is educated and supportive, and present. But Jilly still has problems, she?s learning about being deaf as her baby sister is deaf. She is learning more about African Americans as her aunt is African America...

    Thank you to the publisher, scholastic, for a free review copy. This will be an important addition to 4th grade classrooms & up, especially for white students. Gino masterfully weaves so much into one story- racism, black lives matter, the deaf community... I learned a lot! Exc...

    A thoughtfully written book on a necessary topic analyzing privilege from being hearing and white and a child, Jilly P, seeking answers but really on a path to do better and understand more. There's no real resolutions here but the pathway to the steady work involved. JILLY P! doesn't ...

    Had to read it to review for a magazine. Absolutely one of the worst books I?ve ever read. Basic plot: young protagonist learns to adjust her thinking after sister is born deaf; all cops and white people are bad. ...

    @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to @scholasticpress for sharing this review copy with #kidlitexchange. All opinions are my own. This #middlegrade book was AMAZING y?all! Alex Gino has knocked it out of the park (once again) with YOU DON?T KNOW EVERYTHING, JILLY P! Important and ...

    ?The hard thing about accidentally saying the wrong thing is that you don?t know it?s the wrong thing until you have already said it and hurt someone.? (166) Jilly P?s baby sister is born Deaf. Through talks with her fantasy chat room peers, especially her new friend Derec...

    Great YA book that lightly covers issues of race, white privilege, ASL/hearing loss and society attitudes around "disability" If you're looking for substance on those issues, this isn't the book for you (try The Hate U Give). While the coverage of the issues presented here IS th...

    Alex Gino, as they say in the acknowledgments, writes books with the hopes that they will foster discussions between children and caregivers. I love that mentality and the ideas Gino writes about. In You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P!, we are introduced to Deaf culture; I don't kn...

    I respect Alex Gino and what they are trying to do here - simultaneously tackle the tricky topics of being Deaf and Black. Their mission, as stated in the author's note, was to provide white readers a resource to learn and I absolutely believe books are the best outlet to making this a...

    3.5 stars. I really really wanted to love this book. There is a lot to like here. I was charmed by the characters of Jilly and her aunt Alicia. I thought they rang very true. I also was glad that they didn't make Derek, the Black, Deaf friend, "funny." But this book is, to me as an adu...

    Jilly P thinks she knows a few things about interacting with people who are Black and Deaf -- she has Black family members, and a Black, Deaf online friend. But when her baby sister is born Deaf, she finds she still has a lot to learn about that, and about other things happening in the...

    I mostly enjoyed this book, and I think it has a lot of valuable lessons to teach young readers. Even so, it fell a little flat for me. The actual story was often overshadowed by the lessons Gino wanted to teach, making those seem a little forced at times and breaking up the flow of th...

  • Avery (Book Deviant)
    Aug 30, 2018

    (I read this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I discuss the content of the book, so my review contains spoilers.) As a writer, Alex Gino doesn?t know how to play it safe. In their debut middle grade (MG) novel, George, the protagonist is a transgender girl who wants to be Cha...

    Very ambitious book. Strong representation of deaf community (my daughter is hearing impaired) but missed the mark on the racial issues. Dialogue came off as preachy and disingenuous. It is hard to top George but the lessons are lost in the obvious and predicatable plot. ...

    Thanks to @scholasticinc for the free book! ~*~*~*~*~* ?????/5 for this thought-provoking MG book by #alexgino ~*~*~*~*~* Jilly (white, hearing) is introduced to the complexities of the Deaf community, as well as the Black Lives Matter movement in this moving coming of ag...

    Thx to @kidlitexchange for this review copy! . Still struggling with long typing sessions so I?ll sum this one up with a list: ? incredibly important messages re: inclusion/race/Deaf community/ASL/police brutality/microagressions ? middle grade with a message for ALL ? one...

    A sweet, earnest book about a girl struggling to understand the world around her. (8+) *Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. If you use it in any marketing material, online or anywhere on a published book without asking permission from me first, I will ask you...

    thank you Miss Print for sending me this ARC in exchange for an honest review!! i loved this one as much as i loved GEORGE. alex gino is writing intense and badly needed MG books for the next generation. full review to come!!! ...

  • Mary Thomas
    Jul 02, 2018

    (I read this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I discuss the content of the book, so my review contains spoilers.) As a writer, Alex Gino doesn?t know how to play it safe. In their debut middle grade (MG) novel, George, the protagonist is a transgender girl who wants to be Cha...

    Very ambitious book. Strong representation of deaf community (my daughter is hearing impaired) but missed the mark on the racial issues. Dialogue came off as preachy and disingenuous. It is hard to top George but the lessons are lost in the obvious and predicatable plot. ...

    Thanks to @scholasticinc for the free book! ~*~*~*~*~* ?????/5 for this thought-provoking MG book by #alexgino ~*~*~*~*~* Jilly (white, hearing) is introduced to the complexities of the Deaf community, as well as the Black Lives Matter movement in this moving coming of ag...

    Thx to @kidlitexchange for this review copy! . Still struggling with long typing sessions so I?ll sum this one up with a list: ? incredibly important messages re: inclusion/race/Deaf community/ASL/police brutality/microagressions ? middle grade with a message for ALL ? one...

    A sweet, earnest book about a girl struggling to understand the world around her. (8+) *Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. If you use it in any marketing material, online or anywhere on a published book without asking permission from me first, I will ask you...

    thank you Miss Print for sending me this ARC in exchange for an honest review!! i loved this one as much as i loved GEORGE. alex gino is writing intense and badly needed MG books for the next generation. full review to come!!! ...

    @Kidlitexchange #partner - I received a copy of this book from the Kidlitexchange network in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Releases 9/25/18 Jilly P is observant and likes to think of herself as a problem solver. When a challenge arises, Jilly P will meet...

    This book, Alex Gino's sophomore effort, has a lesson or two to teach and it feels like it, especially at the beginning. That said, they are very important lessons - about white privilege, microaggressions, racism, ableism and assumptions. During the first part of the book, I confess t...

    I devoured Jilly P in just a few hours, and I think that this book is going to be another game changer in middle grade literature. Jilly, white and hearing, looks in from the outside at both the big and small ways that Deaf people are discriminated against after her family discovers he...

    Jilly P and her parents are thrilled to welcome a baby girl into the family. But when little Emma is found to be born deaf, her parents are at least a little heartbroken and struggle to decide how to proceed - sign language? hearing aids? cochlear implants? Jilly logs onto her fantasy-...

    Jillian is experiencing growing pains in the form of life lessons. Her new baby sister was born deaf and she is dealing with some racial tensions in her family as well as in a newly forming friendship. While this is a book written for kids, Gino is very open that it "is consciously...

    This is a great book that I think is best for people in grades 4-8. You don't know everything Jilly P! by Alex Gino is about a girl name Jilly who has a baby sister named Emma who was recently born deaf. She realizes that the world is going to treat Emma different than her and that the...

    4.5 stars | Alex Gino writes amazing and very important middle grade books. This novel touches on disability (deafness/hard of hearing) and on the black lives matter mouvement. Nobody is gonna be surprised that I cried while reading this. Highly recommend! ...

    Jilly IS nice and IS kind, and still makes others angry and upset. Her family is educated and supportive, and present. But Jilly still has problems, she?s learning about being deaf as her baby sister is deaf. She is learning more about African Americans as her aunt is African America...

    Thank you to the publisher, scholastic, for a free review copy. This will be an important addition to 4th grade classrooms & up, especially for white students. Gino masterfully weaves so much into one story- racism, black lives matter, the deaf community... I learned a lot! Exc...

  • Lesley
    Dec 12, 2018

    (I read this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I discuss the content of the book, so my review contains spoilers.) As a writer, Alex Gino doesn?t know how to play it safe. In their debut middle grade (MG) novel, George, the protagonist is a transgender girl who wants to be Cha...

    Very ambitious book. Strong representation of deaf community (my daughter is hearing impaired) but missed the mark on the racial issues. Dialogue came off as preachy and disingenuous. It is hard to top George but the lessons are lost in the obvious and predicatable plot. ...

    Thanks to @scholasticinc for the free book! ~*~*~*~*~* ?????/5 for this thought-provoking MG book by #alexgino ~*~*~*~*~* Jilly (white, hearing) is introduced to the complexities of the Deaf community, as well as the Black Lives Matter movement in this moving coming of ag...

    Thx to @kidlitexchange for this review copy! . Still struggling with long typing sessions so I?ll sum this one up with a list: ? incredibly important messages re: inclusion/race/Deaf community/ASL/police brutality/microagressions ? middle grade with a message for ALL ? one...

    A sweet, earnest book about a girl struggling to understand the world around her. (8+) *Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. If you use it in any marketing material, online or anywhere on a published book without asking permission from me first, I will ask you...

    thank you Miss Print for sending me this ARC in exchange for an honest review!! i loved this one as much as i loved GEORGE. alex gino is writing intense and badly needed MG books for the next generation. full review to come!!! ...

    @Kidlitexchange #partner - I received a copy of this book from the Kidlitexchange network in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Releases 9/25/18 Jilly P is observant and likes to think of herself as a problem solver. When a challenge arises, Jilly P will meet...

    This book, Alex Gino's sophomore effort, has a lesson or two to teach and it feels like it, especially at the beginning. That said, they are very important lessons - about white privilege, microaggressions, racism, ableism and assumptions. During the first part of the book, I confess t...

    I devoured Jilly P in just a few hours, and I think that this book is going to be another game changer in middle grade literature. Jilly, white and hearing, looks in from the outside at both the big and small ways that Deaf people are discriminated against after her family discovers he...

    Jilly P and her parents are thrilled to welcome a baby girl into the family. But when little Emma is found to be born deaf, her parents are at least a little heartbroken and struggle to decide how to proceed - sign language? hearing aids? cochlear implants? Jilly logs onto her fantasy-...

    Jillian is experiencing growing pains in the form of life lessons. Her new baby sister was born deaf and she is dealing with some racial tensions in her family as well as in a newly forming friendship. While this is a book written for kids, Gino is very open that it "is consciously...

    This is a great book that I think is best for people in grades 4-8. You don't know everything Jilly P! by Alex Gino is about a girl name Jilly who has a baby sister named Emma who was recently born deaf. She realizes that the world is going to treat Emma different than her and that the...

    4.5 stars | Alex Gino writes amazing and very important middle grade books. This novel touches on disability (deafness/hard of hearing) and on the black lives matter mouvement. Nobody is gonna be surprised that I cried while reading this. Highly recommend! ...

    Jilly IS nice and IS kind, and still makes others angry and upset. Her family is educated and supportive, and present. But Jilly still has problems, she?s learning about being deaf as her baby sister is deaf. She is learning more about African Americans as her aunt is African America...

    Thank you to the publisher, scholastic, for a free review copy. This will be an important addition to 4th grade classrooms & up, especially for white students. Gino masterfully weaves so much into one story- racism, black lives matter, the deaf community... I learned a lot! Exc...

    A thoughtfully written book on a necessary topic analyzing privilege from being hearing and white and a child, Jilly P, seeking answers but really on a path to do better and understand more. There's no real resolutions here but the pathway to the steady work involved. JILLY P! doesn't ...

    Had to read it to review for a magazine. Absolutely one of the worst books I?ve ever read. Basic plot: young protagonist learns to adjust her thinking after sister is born deaf; all cops and white people are bad. ...

    @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to @scholasticpress for sharing this review copy with #kidlitexchange. All opinions are my own. This #middlegrade book was AMAZING y?all! Alex Gino has knocked it out of the park (once again) with YOU DON?T KNOW EVERYTHING, JILLY P! Important and ...

    ?The hard thing about accidentally saying the wrong thing is that you don?t know it?s the wrong thing until you have already said it and hurt someone.? (166) Jilly P?s baby sister is born Deaf. Through talks with her fantasy chat room peers, especially her new friend Derec...

  • Misti
    Oct 26, 2018

    (I read this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I discuss the content of the book, so my review contains spoilers.) As a writer, Alex Gino doesn?t know how to play it safe. In their debut middle grade (MG) novel, George, the protagonist is a transgender girl who wants to be Cha...

    Very ambitious book. Strong representation of deaf community (my daughter is hearing impaired) but missed the mark on the racial issues. Dialogue came off as preachy and disingenuous. It is hard to top George but the lessons are lost in the obvious and predicatable plot. ...

    Thanks to @scholasticinc for the free book! ~*~*~*~*~* ?????/5 for this thought-provoking MG book by #alexgino ~*~*~*~*~* Jilly (white, hearing) is introduced to the complexities of the Deaf community, as well as the Black Lives Matter movement in this moving coming of ag...

    Thx to @kidlitexchange for this review copy! . Still struggling with long typing sessions so I?ll sum this one up with a list: ? incredibly important messages re: inclusion/race/Deaf community/ASL/police brutality/microagressions ? middle grade with a message for ALL ? one...

    A sweet, earnest book about a girl struggling to understand the world around her. (8+) *Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. If you use it in any marketing material, online or anywhere on a published book without asking permission from me first, I will ask you...

    thank you Miss Print for sending me this ARC in exchange for an honest review!! i loved this one as much as i loved GEORGE. alex gino is writing intense and badly needed MG books for the next generation. full review to come!!! ...

    @Kidlitexchange #partner - I received a copy of this book from the Kidlitexchange network in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Releases 9/25/18 Jilly P is observant and likes to think of herself as a problem solver. When a challenge arises, Jilly P will meet...

    This book, Alex Gino's sophomore effort, has a lesson or two to teach and it feels like it, especially at the beginning. That said, they are very important lessons - about white privilege, microaggressions, racism, ableism and assumptions. During the first part of the book, I confess t...

    I devoured Jilly P in just a few hours, and I think that this book is going to be another game changer in middle grade literature. Jilly, white and hearing, looks in from the outside at both the big and small ways that Deaf people are discriminated against after her family discovers he...

    Jilly P and her parents are thrilled to welcome a baby girl into the family. But when little Emma is found to be born deaf, her parents are at least a little heartbroken and struggle to decide how to proceed - sign language? hearing aids? cochlear implants? Jilly logs onto her fantasy-...

    Jillian is experiencing growing pains in the form of life lessons. Her new baby sister was born deaf and she is dealing with some racial tensions in her family as well as in a newly forming friendship. While this is a book written for kids, Gino is very open that it "is consciously...

    This is a great book that I think is best for people in grades 4-8. You don't know everything Jilly P! by Alex Gino is about a girl name Jilly who has a baby sister named Emma who was recently born deaf. She realizes that the world is going to treat Emma different than her and that the...

    4.5 stars | Alex Gino writes amazing and very important middle grade books. This novel touches on disability (deafness/hard of hearing) and on the black lives matter mouvement. Nobody is gonna be surprised that I cried while reading this. Highly recommend! ...

    Jilly IS nice and IS kind, and still makes others angry and upset. Her family is educated and supportive, and present. But Jilly still has problems, she?s learning about being deaf as her baby sister is deaf. She is learning more about African Americans as her aunt is African America...

    Thank you to the publisher, scholastic, for a free review copy. This will be an important addition to 4th grade classrooms & up, especially for white students. Gino masterfully weaves so much into one story- racism, black lives matter, the deaf community... I learned a lot! Exc...

    A thoughtfully written book on a necessary topic analyzing privilege from being hearing and white and a child, Jilly P, seeking answers but really on a path to do better and understand more. There's no real resolutions here but the pathway to the steady work involved. JILLY P! doesn't ...

    Had to read it to review for a magazine. Absolutely one of the worst books I?ve ever read. Basic plot: young protagonist learns to adjust her thinking after sister is born deaf; all cops and white people are bad. ...

    @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to @scholasticpress for sharing this review copy with #kidlitexchange. All opinions are my own. This #middlegrade book was AMAZING y?all! Alex Gino has knocked it out of the park (once again) with YOU DON?T KNOW EVERYTHING, JILLY P! Important and ...

    ?The hard thing about accidentally saying the wrong thing is that you don?t know it?s the wrong thing until you have already said it and hurt someone.? (166) Jilly P?s baby sister is born Deaf. Through talks with her fantasy chat room peers, especially her new friend Derec...

    Great YA book that lightly covers issues of race, white privilege, ASL/hearing loss and society attitudes around "disability" If you're looking for substance on those issues, this isn't the book for you (try The Hate U Give). While the coverage of the issues presented here IS th...

    Alex Gino, as they say in the acknowledgments, writes books with the hopes that they will foster discussions between children and caregivers. I love that mentality and the ideas Gino writes about. In You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P!, we are introduced to Deaf culture; I don't kn...

    I respect Alex Gino and what they are trying to do here - simultaneously tackle the tricky topics of being Deaf and Black. Their mission, as stated in the author's note, was to provide white readers a resource to learn and I absolutely believe books are the best outlet to making this a...

    3.5 stars. I really really wanted to love this book. There is a lot to like here. I was charmed by the characters of Jilly and her aunt Alicia. I thought they rang very true. I also was glad that they didn't make Derek, the Black, Deaf friend, "funny." But this book is, to me as an adu...

    Jilly P thinks she knows a few things about interacting with people who are Black and Deaf -- she has Black family members, and a Black, Deaf online friend. But when her baby sister is born Deaf, she finds she still has a lot to learn about that, and about other things happening in the...

  • Samadhi
    Oct 03, 2018

    (I read this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I discuss the content of the book, so my review contains spoilers.) As a writer, Alex Gino doesn?t know how to play it safe. In their debut middle grade (MG) novel, George, the protagonist is a transgender girl who wants to be Cha...

    Very ambitious book. Strong representation of deaf community (my daughter is hearing impaired) but missed the mark on the racial issues. Dialogue came off as preachy and disingenuous. It is hard to top George but the lessons are lost in the obvious and predicatable plot. ...

    Thanks to @scholasticinc for the free book! ~*~*~*~*~* ?????/5 for this thought-provoking MG book by #alexgino ~*~*~*~*~* Jilly (white, hearing) is introduced to the complexities of the Deaf community, as well as the Black Lives Matter movement in this moving coming of ag...

    Thx to @kidlitexchange for this review copy! . Still struggling with long typing sessions so I?ll sum this one up with a list: ? incredibly important messages re: inclusion/race/Deaf community/ASL/police brutality/microagressions ? middle grade with a message for ALL ? one...

    A sweet, earnest book about a girl struggling to understand the world around her. (8+) *Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. If you use it in any marketing material, online or anywhere on a published book without asking permission from me first, I will ask you...

    thank you Miss Print for sending me this ARC in exchange for an honest review!! i loved this one as much as i loved GEORGE. alex gino is writing intense and badly needed MG books for the next generation. full review to come!!! ...

    @Kidlitexchange #partner - I received a copy of this book from the Kidlitexchange network in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Releases 9/25/18 Jilly P is observant and likes to think of herself as a problem solver. When a challenge arises, Jilly P will meet...

    This book, Alex Gino's sophomore effort, has a lesson or two to teach and it feels like it, especially at the beginning. That said, they are very important lessons - about white privilege, microaggressions, racism, ableism and assumptions. During the first part of the book, I confess t...

    I devoured Jilly P in just a few hours, and I think that this book is going to be another game changer in middle grade literature. Jilly, white and hearing, looks in from the outside at both the big and small ways that Deaf people are discriminated against after her family discovers he...

    Jilly P and her parents are thrilled to welcome a baby girl into the family. But when little Emma is found to be born deaf, her parents are at least a little heartbroken and struggle to decide how to proceed - sign language? hearing aids? cochlear implants? Jilly logs onto her fantasy-...

    Jillian is experiencing growing pains in the form of life lessons. Her new baby sister was born deaf and she is dealing with some racial tensions in her family as well as in a newly forming friendship. While this is a book written for kids, Gino is very open that it "is consciously...

    This is a great book that I think is best for people in grades 4-8. You don't know everything Jilly P! by Alex Gino is about a girl name Jilly who has a baby sister named Emma who was recently born deaf. She realizes that the world is going to treat Emma different than her and that the...