You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P!

By Alex Gino,

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A new novel from Alex Gino, the award-winning author of George!

Jilly thinks she's figured out how life works. But when her sister
Emma is born Deaf, she realizes how much she still has to learn.

A big fantasy reader, Jilly connects with another fan, Derek, who
is a Deaf…

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1 author picked You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P! as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

When Jilly’s sister Emma is born deaf, she realizes the world is going to treat Jilly, who is white and hearing, differently from Emma, and Jilly’s new friend Derek, who is a Deaf, Black ASL user. Within a world where kids like Derek and Emma aren't assured the same freedom or safety as kids like Jilly, Jilly starts to learn all the things she doesn't know–and works to discover how to support her family and friends. Gino uses their trademark humor, heart, and humanity to show readers how being open to difference can make you a better person, and how…

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