“Ellis’s plot is convincing and fun to read, especially the ongoing antics between Sophie and her little brother, Cole. This is a series worth watching.” – Reader’s Favorite
There’s nothing worse than being a tattletale…
That’s what 10-year-old Sophie Washington thinks until she runs into Lanie Mitchell, a new girl at school. Lanie pushes Sophie and her friends around at their lockers, and even takes their lunch money. If they tell, they are scared the other kids in their class will call them snitches, and won’t be their friends. And when you’re in the fifth grade, nothing seems worse than that.
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 remembers hiding in the restroom from a few bullies during her elementary school days. She encourages kids to speak out if they are being mistreated. She 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.
I’ve got a secret. Want to hear it?
Secrets are usually nice. Like when my dad surprised me with a new goldfish last year. Or the time Grandma Washington unexpectedly visited us in Houston from her house in Corpus Christi.
I used to love secrets. But this one’s not so great.