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Sign up for the spelling bee? No way!
If there’s one thing 10-year-old Texan Sophie Washington is good at, it’s spelling. She’s earned straight 100s on all her spelling tests to prove it. Her parents want her to compete in the Xavier Academy spelling bee, but Sophie wishes they would buzz off.
January 22 – February 14 – The Snitch Virtual Blog Tour
Thursday, February 1 -World Read Aloud Day; Fort Bend Christian Academy
Friday, February 9 – Career Day; Quail Valley Middle School
Saturday, February 10 – African American Read-In; Cypress Creek Christian Community Center (The Forum)
Sunday, February 11 – Black History Month Program; Southside Church of Christ
Sunday, February 25 – Black Author’s Expo & Book Fair; Church Without Walls, Eldridge Campus
Tonya Duncan Ellis is the author of the Reader’s Favorite “Five Star” rated Sophie Washington children’s book series, geared toward readers ages 8 to 12, and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). She has received awards for literary excellence and worked as a journalist and freelance magazine writer. The author lives in Houston, TX with her husband and three children.
In fairy tales, everyone’s wish comes true. Jack gets the goose that lays the golden egg. Cinderella finds Prince Charming. Pinocchio becomes a real boy. My happily ever after is much simpler. I want a pet goldfish. I don’t think that’s too much to ask. But my parents do. For the past year they have been putting me off every time I beg them for a pet.