Good Job, Kanani (American Girl of the Year Series)

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Kanani enjoys working at her family's new shave ice stand to raise money to protect the Hawaiian monk seal. If only she hadn't promised her best friend Celina that she would take surfing lessons with her! When the girls' friendship starts to unravel, Kanani finds herself spending summer days alone--and loney. She realizes that her elderly neighbor could use some help and begins spending time with her and other elders in need. As the annual arts and crafts testival approaches and the big surfing competition ...
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Kanani enjoys working at her family's new shave ice stand to raise money to protect the Hawaiian monk seal. If only she hadn't promised her best friend Celina that she would take surfing lessons with her! When the girls' friendship starts to unravel, Kanani finds herself spending summer days alone--and loney. She realizes that her elderly neighbor could use some help and begins spending time with her and other elders in need. As the annual arts and crafts testival approaches and the big surfing competition nears, Kanani searches for a way to renew her friendship with Celina--and finds inspiration in an unexpected place.
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School Library Journal
Gr4–6—Kanani Akina is a typical 10-year-old, small-town Hawaiian. She spends the summer helping in her parents' sweet shop and paddleboarding with her friends. In Aloha, her cousin from New York City comes for a month. Kanani is excited about sharing island life with her and is surprised that Rachel seems unhappy and unimpressed with Waipuna. Finding a trapped monk seal forces the girls to move past their discomfort and work together to find help. In a tender and realistic way, they learn to trust one another. In Good Job, Kanani continues to help the monk seals by earning money to print posters raising awareness while she navigates a changing relationship with a lifelong friend. In both books, full-page, bright, realistic color paintings are interspersed throughout. Hawaiian words and expressions are used realistically throughout. A list of stories about real girls who participate in a range of volunteer projects to help animals or other people is appended. Kanani is a likable heroine to whom young readers can relate. Multicultural titles that are wholesome and sweet without being saccharine.—Amelia Jenkins, Juneau Public Library, AK
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593698416
  • Publisher: American Girl Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/28/2010
  • Series: American Girl of the Year Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 730L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Yee

Lisa Yee

Lisa Yee’s first novel, Millicent Min, Girl Genius, won the Sid Fleischman Award for Humor from the SCBWI. Her other novels include Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time (an ALA Notable Book), So Totally Emily Ebers, Absolutely Maybe, and Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally). She lives in South Pasadena, California, with her family. Please visit her website at lisayee.com.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted August 17, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    loved it

    The book is definitely a must read. I have enjoyed reading it from start to finish.

    15 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 27, 2011

    AMAZING !!!!!

    im a 10 year old girl and i loved this book !:) you should buy it

    12 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2012

    Looooove her

    Kanani is a role model. Amerivcan gir did great with this one. And the doll is sooooooo cute wish they still sold her stuff, i only got acssesories and party outfit. Like for barksee

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    Great book for girls

    Great book it has a great hawiann setting

    9 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2011

    AWESOME!!!!! BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2012

    I am wowed!!

    This book is out of this world!! WAY TO GO LISA YEE!! God bless you and your family!!!

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2012

    Yay

    I have her as a doll!!!!!!!!

    5 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2012

    LLLLLO Love you Kanani!!!!

    Dear you,..
    If you want this book get it I dare you! It only cost like $5.00! GET IT NOW!!!!!!

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2011

    Great book!!!!!

    Fun!!!!!!!!!!

    5 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2012

    Wonderful!

    Awesome story! Way to go Lisa Yee!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Its the best

    I loved it

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    Good job kanani

    This is a great book!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2013

    Try this book

    This book is GREAT I defentley think you should read this book:)

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    I love this book so much!!!

    This is one of the best books ever!! I loved reading thibook from start to finish!!! I could not put this book down it was that good!! This is a book that everyone mmmmmmuuuuuuusssssttttttt read as soon as possible!!!!! If you do not have this book I reccomond getting it right now!!!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    <3

    I love Kanani and I have the doll. I also have both her books.

    -Blazetail

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2012

    Love American Girl Doll

    Best book ever

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2012

    I LOVE KANANI!!!!

    I love the first Kanani book, I wonder if I'll like this book?

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2012

    Kanani

    Good book

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2012

    Wow

    This looks awesome! I really want to try it out!

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    Its ok but too short for me

    Its good

    2 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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