“Finally, there is a character that looks like students at my school! Join ten-year-old Sophie Washington and her multicultural friends as they encounter everyday problems like bullies, bratty brothers, know-it-all classmates and video game excesses in suburban Houston.” – Diane King, Head Librarian, Westbury Christian School
“Sophie Washington: Queen of the Bee is a grand look at the preteen years, and Sophie Washington is a marvelous main character. This book is most highly recommended.” – Reader’s Favorite
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.
Gingerbread Market – Saturday, October 14, 2017, 9600 Scanlan Trace, Missouri City, TX
National Black Book Festival – Friday and Saturday, October 27, 28, 2017, Fallbrook Church, 12512 Walters Road, Houston, TX
Harvest Fest – Saturday, November 4, 207, The Imani School, 12401 South Post Oak Road, Houston, TX
Tonya Duncan Ellis loves reading so much that as a child she took books with her everywhere rather than put them down. She knew she wanted to become a writer after an article she wrote was published in her hometown newspaper when she was fourteen years old.
In fairytales, 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.