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The Tryout

Written by Christina Soontornvat
Illustrated by Joanna Cacao
Published by Scholastic, Inc.

When cheerleading tryouts are announced, Christina and her best friend, Megan, literally jump at the chance to join the squad. As two of the only kids of color in the school, they have always yearned to fit in—and the middle school cheerleaders are popular and accepted by everyone. But will the girls survive the terrifying tryouts, with their whole grade watching? And will their friendship withstand the pressures of competition?

Primary ISBN: 9781338741308
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
Graphic Novel, Age 08 or older

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Setting: United States (Texas)

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: 1st Generation

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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