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“My Seventh Grade Life in Tights” by Brooks Benjamin

Here’s my fifth grader’s review of My Seventh-Grade Life in Tights by Brooks Benjamin. Without revealing any spoilers, it sounds like this is a worthy addition to the #WeNeedDiverseBooks movement:

My Seventh-Grade Life in Tights is a lovely read that explores the life of a seventh grade “ninja freestyle” dancer named Dillon.  It looks at all the twists and turns of a dancer’s life. The ups, the downs, the ins and outs.

Dillon is part of a dance crew with his close friends Carson, Kassie, and Austin. Sounds great, right? Wrong. When Dillon comes across and ad for a dance scholarship, he’s thrilled, but Kassie has a bad history with that studio and she claims that studios are for “sell outs.” And that’s not Dillon’s only problem. His dad has him committed to football, though the only position Dillon seems to play in Bench. Will Dillon earn the dance scholarship? Will Kassie let him? Will Dillon’s Dad finally understand why Dillon thinks dancing is awesome? Read the book to find out!

My Seventh-Grade Life in Tights is a highly enjoyable book that I would recommend for anyone ages nine to ninety. It’s a quick read that will make you think.CgXUS3PUUAASPM9


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