Happy Book Birthday, JUST RIGHT JILLIAN!
I don’t know if you can tell, but I’m pretty excited about this book. 🙂
I met author Nicole D. Collier at a conference in Atlanta years ago, and she’s one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. That in of itself is a reason to cheer her success, but she also happens to be a terrific writer. I had the honor of reading an early copy of Just Right Jillian and I LOVED it! Nicole has crafted a great story of friendship and courage, with a heroine you’ll cheer for. It has heart and depth, and I loved Jillian’s origin story. This is a wonderful book for any young reader who wants to be seen and heard.
In this heartfelt middle-grade novel from debut author Nicole D. Collier, fifth-grader Jillian must learn to speak and break free of her shell to enter her school’s academic competition and keep her promise to her grandmother.
Fifth-grader Jillian will do just about anything to blend in, including staying quiet even when she has the right answer. After she loses a classroom competition because she won’t speak up, she sets her mind on winning her school’s biggest competition. But breaking out of her shell is easier said than done, and Jillian has only a month to keep her promise to her grandmother and prove to herself that she can speak up and show everyone her true self.
A warm and relatable middle-grade debut novel about family, friendship, and finding the confidence to break free from the crowd and be who you truly are.