For Ages 8-12
1338159348 (ISBN13: 9781338159349)Release Date: February 26, 2019
Lety Munoz sometimes has trouble speaking her mind. Her first language is Spanish and she likes to take her time putting her words together. Lety loves volunteering at the Furry Friends Animal Shelter because the dogs and cats there don't care if she can't find the right word.
When the shelter needs a volunteer to write animal profiles, Lety jumps at the chance. But grumpy classmate Hunter also wants to write profiles — so now they have to work as a team. Hunter's not much of a team player, though. He devises a secret competition to decide who will be the official shelter scribe. They'll each write three profiles. Whoever helps get their animals adopted the fastest wins. The loser scoops dog food. Lety reluctantly agrees, but she's worried. If the shelter finds out about the contest, they might kick her out of the program. Then she'll never be able to adopt Spike, her favorite dog at the shelter. Can Lety find her voice before it's too late?
Lety's first language isn't English and she is working hard to learn as much as she can. She and her friends are volunteering at an Animal Shelter and need to apply for specific tasks. Lety decides to be the writer for animal profiles. These profiles will help the animals get adopted and must speak about the personality of the animal and drew the adoptee in to that the animal has the best chance at a successful adoption.
Lety is not the only one who wants to write. Hunter thinks he is better and devises a secret competition between he and Lety. They are each to write three profiles and which ever one's animals gets adopted the fasted wins.
This is a great book for middle schoolers. I enjoyed everything about this book and think kids will enjoy the animals, the friendships, the competition and that everyone has a reason for the way they act at times including Hunter.
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary product for my honest opinion. No monetary compensation was offered.