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Girl on Pointe: Chloe's Guide to Taking on the World
Contributor(s): Lukasiak, Chloe, Ohlin, Nancy (Conductor)
ISBN: 1681197375     ISBN-13: 9781681197371
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books
    OUR PRICE: $17.09  
Product Type: Hardcover
Published: January 2018
Annotation: Presents never-before-seen photos, inspirational quotes, and Chloe's own doodles and poetry that offer exclusive insight into Chloe's world as well as a message that will inspire all readers to be their very best selves.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Child dancers; United States; Biography; Juvenile literature.
Dancers; United States; Biography; Juvenile literature.
Dewey: 792.8092
LCCN: 2017024434
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 8.75" H x 7.00" W x 0.75" (1.56 lbs) 208 pages
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2017 December)

Gr 6 Up—Lukasiak, of reality TV show Dance Moms and YouTube fame, writes about how to be strong, courageous, and compassionate in this memoir that doubles as a guide to growing up. Lukasiak is a likable, upbeat, and relatable writer who offers earnest, positive messages and advice on everything from body image to motivation to dealing with bullies. The book includes Lukasiak's poetry, short stories, doodles, and photos, plus inspirational quotes from famous people. While Lukasiak's backstory is noteworthy and she has faced some adversity, readers should keep in mind that she was just 15 years old when she wrote this text, and may not be the best resource for wisdom. For example, writing about her time on Dance Moms at a younger age, she says "I look back at that time, and part of me wishes that the 15-year-old me could tell the younger me everything I know now." Nonetheless, Lukasiak is an admirable and worthy role model, and her fans—the target audience—will eat this book up. VERDICT A breezy guide from a popular culture star that will be in high demand from the author's large tween and teen fan base.—Melissa Kazan, Horace Mann School, NY

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