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The Popularity Papers Book 5: The Awesomely Awful Melodies of Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang

Title

The Popularity Papers Book 5: The Awesomely Awful Melodies of Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang

Authors

Amy Ignatow

Illustrator

Amy Ignatow

Publisher

Harry N Abrams Inc

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9781419705366

Pages

208 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Fresh from their epic summer road trip, Lydia and Julie are back and ready to take seventh grade by storm. Well, at least Lydia is. She wants to start a band and reinvent herself as a rock star. After making Lydia promise that this is absolutely not another disaster-waiting-to-happen scheme for popularity, Julie agrees. Add Roland (expert at the guitar-like hardingfele) and Jane (expert at drama)...and the Macramé Owls are born! Unfortunately, none of them are expert musicians. Despite their lack of skills, Lydia and Julie find themselves riding a wave of notoriety. The girls may have accidentally stumbled upon the secret to popularity in their new rock 'n' roll personas. But there's still the problem of actually playing their instruments.

Grade Level

3-5, 6-8

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Single parent; Homosexuality; single mother; two fathers

Main Character

girls

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

single mother, two fathers

LGBTQ+

male/male

Awards

Garden State Children's Book Award, 2016, Nominee, Fiction Series

Keywords

middle school; popularity; best friends; families; rock groups; families

Diversity Impact

indirect

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