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You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P!
You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P! | Alex Gino
12 posts | 11 read | 13 to read
Alex Gino, the Lambda Literary Award-winning author of George, is back with another sensitive tale based on increasingly relevant social justice issues.
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Nebklvr
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Jilly‘s new sister was born deaf. Jilly‘s Aunt and friend are dealing with racism. This book does a great job of pointing out the pitfalls in the road to growth and empathy.

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Missusb
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Another #middlegrade fiction book I have been keen to catch up with. Loved George so much. #alexgino #family #justforme #hardback #scholastic #currentlyreading #holidayread

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fandom_hellspawn99
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙💙💙 10mo
vkois88 I still need to read Wonder! 10mo
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MandaMT
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MandaMT
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Great middle grade read about allyship. It frames complex ideas for young readers. Jilly‘s baby sister is Deaf, her aunt and cousins are Black, and her friend Derek is both. Through out the book she reflects on her own privilege and microaggressions. She‘s not perfect, but she continually strives to do better. Don‘t skip the author‘s note at the end.

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ValerieAndBooks
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Middle grade book. Jilly is a hearing girl who reaches out to a Deaf boy after finding out her baby sister is Deaf. Hearing privilege and some aspects of Deaf culture is addressed, but so is #blacklivesmatter (boy is Black, as is her aunt). Tries to be two books in one. Well written but touches the surface of issues; but it is a middle grade book after all.

Author is hearing but has/had Deaf grandparents.

IamIamIam That seems like an interesting choice! It reminds me of this but without the race issue, just class issue. 13mo
Lmstraubie I have to check this one out! 13mo
ValerieAndBooks @IamIamIam I will have to read Wonderstruck again — it‘s been a long time. I haven‘t seen the movie yet but it was controversial within the Deaf community because one of the Deaf characters was played by a hearing actress. 13mo
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ValerieAndBooks @Lmstraubie Let me know what you think— you are much more familiar with books and curriculum for this age range. 13mo
IamIamIam @ValerieAndBooks Oh, I haven't seen the film. I just recall loving the story. Lol, I had no idea there was controversy surrounding the film. I did suggest thur book to a friend who is a museum curator, though, simply because of the AMNH connection. 13mo
ValerieAndBooks @IamIamIam 👍 And also Wonderstruck is gorgeously illustrated!! 13mo
Lmstraubie @ValerieAndBooks Will do 🙂 13mo
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ambam1987
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A must-read! Absolutely loved this book. A lot of valuable lessons are presented to spark conversations and teach young readers.

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LibrarianRyan
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Just out last week - Jillys sister can‘t hear her speak. This book from the author of George is about being differently baked and perceived prejudices. I need to move it up my TBR list a bit. #🤭

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#readingresolutions

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LiteraryinLititz
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Author Alex Gino has written another fresh, important middle grade book. This time, they are writing from a place of privilege: like Mx. Gino, the main character Jilly is white and hearing while many of the other characters are Deaf and/or Black. Jilly learns that well-intentioned mistakes can still be hurtful, and that she and her family still have microagressions. I really liked all the characters and relationships. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

BookishGirl06 That pizza looks good 1y
Velvetfur Oohh purple water bottle, fab! 1y
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Peddler410
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There are so many things to like about this book.

I love that it‘s about Jilly making mistakes and speaking up when the adults won‘t; kids coming together over an amazing book series (online fan club); Deaf culture & ASL.

#huggable

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LibrarianRyan
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I was excited to pick up you dont know after the hubbub over George in Oregon.

#bookhaul #bookexpo18

I'm done for the night. Need sleep!!

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