31 July 2018

You Don't Know Everything; Jilly P; Alex Gino

You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P!You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P! by Alex Gino
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jilly P's education includes both Deaf culture and white privilege, not to mention being a big sister and trying to interpret initialisms like Y.Y.A. (Yes You Are). The last two are more humorous interludes between the first two. The Deaf subject arises because Jilly's new little sister is born deaf, and how her parents (and the doctors) deal with that - to sign or not, and when signing is ok (like waving vs. name signs), and what about cochlear implants - will be questions most readers have never considered. The white privilege parts are done well, given the age group, but I wonder if the combination of both isn't a little much.

ARC provided by publisher.

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