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Ginger Kid: Mostly True Tales from a Former Nerd
Contributor(s): Hofstetter, Steve
ISBN: 1419728709     ISBN-13: 9781419728709
Publisher: Amulet Books
    OUR PRICE: $17.09  
Product Type: Hardcover
Published: March 2018
In Ginger Kid, popular comedian Steve Hofstetter grapples with life after seventh grade . . . when his world fell apart. Formatted as a series of personal essays, Steve walks his readers through awkward early dating, family turbulence, and the revenge of the bullied nerds. This YA nonfiction is sure to be the beloved next volume for the first generation of Wimpy Kid fans who are all grown up and ready for a new misfit hero. 

Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Comedians; United States; Biography; Juvenile literature.
Coming of age; United States; Biography; Juvenile literature.
Dewey: 791.44092
LCCN: bl2018037892
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 10-12, Age 15-18
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 8.50" H x 5.75" W x 1.00" (1.00 lbs) 289 pages
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q72690
Reading Level: 6.3   Interest Level: Grades 9-12   Point Value: 17.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s):
Steve Hofstetter is an LA-based comedian, actor, and YouTube personality. He’s one of the top booked comic acts on the college circuit and has written humor columns for the New York Times,, and He’s also host and executive producer of Laughs on FOX and Finding Babe Ruth on FS1. His live comedy albums have ranked in Billboard's Top 20 in comedy and #1 on iTunes' comedy charts.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2018 February)

Gr 7 Up—YouTube star Hofstetter takes readers back into a time that is the most difficult: high school. In this memoir, he details his journey from public school to getting into an elite private school and trying to find his way during his formative teenage years. From having his first girlfriend and learning the ins and outs of dating, to finding new friends in his new school, Hofstetter never misses a beat, mixing humor with more serious issues, such as bullying and standing up for oneself. For those who are ready to graduate from "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" who want to see a self-proclaimed nerd progress in life, this is a welcome next choice. VERDICT Told in tales of foibles and triumphs, this book is a positive example of perseverance for large high school and public library collections.—Mitchell Berman, Zion-Benton Public Library, IL

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