Wednesday, August 12, 2009

MC Spotlight #12: The Kayla Chronicles by Sherri Winston

YA Fresh MC Spotlight #12 is...

The Kayla Chronicles

Kayla Dean, junior feminist and future journalist, is about the break the story of a lifetime. She is auditioning for the Lady Lions dance team to prove they discriminate against the not-so-well endowed. But when she makes the team, her best friend and fellow feminist, Rosalie, is not happy.

Now a Lady Lion, Kayla is transformed from bushy-haired fashion victim to glammed-up dance diva. But does looking good and having fun mean turning her back on the cause? Can you be a strong woman and still wear really cute shoes? Soon Kayla is forced to challenge her views, coming to terms with who she is and what girl power really means.

Narrated with sharp language and just the right amount of attitude, The Kayla Chronicles is the story of a girl's struggle for self-identity despite pressure from family, friends and her own conscience. Kayla's story is snappy, fun and inspiring, sure to appeal to anyone who's every questioned who they really are.

Sherri Winston believes her "internal age" hovers somewhere between 10 and 15. A fact that works well for her as a writer for young readers. The author of The Kayla Chronicles, Sherri lives in Georgia with her two young daughters and is a former lifestyle columnist for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Visit the author on myspace.

1 fresh comments:

TinaFerraro said...

This book is a new one for me, but I'll keep my eye open for it!