Happy book birthday to Nicole Collier's debut middle grade novel, Just Right Jillian, out today from Versify (Clarion/HarperCollins)!
Penned for shy children everywhere, the book introduces us to fifth grader,Jillian, who must learn to break free of her shell in order to enter her school's academic competition and keep her promise to her grandmother.
Fifth grader Jillian will do just about anything to blend in, including staying quiet even when she has the right answer. After she loses a classroom competition because she won't speak up, she sets her mind on winning her school's biggest competition. But breaking out of her shell is easier said than done, and Jillian has only a month to keep her promise to her grandmother and prove to herself that she can speak up and show everyone her true self.
Just Right Jillian is a warm and relatable middle grade debut novel about family, friendship, and finding the confidence to break free from the crowd and be who you truly are.
“A heartwarming novel about developing the courage to stop hiding.” --Kirkus
“A tender tale of self-acceptance and friendship.” --BCCB