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Jordan and Max, Showtime

by Suzanne Sutherland, illustrated by Michelle Simpson

tagged: friendship, bullying, multigenerational, lgbt, theater
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Description

Jordan had a tough time with the other kids at his old school.

So, on his first day at Massey Elementary, he has a plan: to be absolutely invisible. His new classmates don't need to know that his grandmother is his best friend or that they put on shows together dressing up in elaborate costumes each night in their apartment. When he's forced to pair up with Max, a loud-mouthed loner with a love for Hawaiian shirts, Jordan's cover of invisibility threatens to be blown completely. But with the help of his partner's unique artistic vision, Jordan begins to see that his sparkling secret deserves to be revealed.

This partially illustrated early chapter book is a gentle exploration of friendship, gender performance and identity.

About the Authors

Suzanne Sutherland is the author of two previous novels, Something Wiki and When We Were Good, which was a finalist for the inaugural Speaker's Young Authors Award and selected for the American Library Association's Rainbow List. She lives in Toronto.

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Michelle Simpson is an illustrator and designer based out of Niagara Falls, Canada. Michelle graduated with a BAA in Illustration from Sheridan College and now works as a full-time freelance illustrator, focusing mainly on children's book illustration. She has also worked as a concept artist for kids cartoons such as Ollie: The Boy Who Became What He Ate and Tee and Mo.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
6 to 8
Grade:
1 to 3
Editorial Review

“Explores the concepts of friendship and acceptance of yourself and others…Highly Recommended.”

— CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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