McKenna (American Girl of the Year Series)

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Ten-year-old McKenna has always been a good student-and great at gymnastics. So when her grades suddenly begin to fall, her teacher suggests a little extra help from a tutor. McKenna is horrified until she meets her tutor, Josie, a super-confident girl who also happens to be in a wheelchair. Josie encourages McKenna to focus on her strengths and work toward her goals one day at a time. But just as McKenna begins to shine in school, she's sidelined with a gymnastics injury--and her confidence unravels. Now she's ...
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Ten-year-old McKenna has always been a good student-and great at gymnastics. So when her grades suddenly begin to fall, her teacher suggests a little extra help from a tutor. McKenna is horrified until she meets her tutor, Josie, a super-confident girl who also happens to be in a wheelchair. Josie encourages McKenna to focus on her strengths and work toward her goals one day at a time. But just as McKenna begins to shine in school, she's sidelined with a gymnastics injury--and her confidence unravels. Now she's worried about her grades and earning a spot on the competitive gymnastics team. Can she find a way to believe in herself again?
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Children's Literature - Beverly Melasi
McKenna's life is gymnastics. She has been in gymnastics since she was three-years-old. Her world suddenly changes with an email from her teacher, Mr. Wu, and a "dessert date" with both her parents. They are all concerned because her grades are slipping. Fourth grade seems to be extra hard for her. Mr. Wu thinks McKenna would benefit from working with a tutor. Her parents agree, and now the choice is hers: get tutored or no more gymnastics. No gymnastics? She knows she has to do better in school, but give up gymnastics? The idea of a tutor has her mortified. What if her friends find out? When she meets her tutor, Josie, the young lady is in a wheelchair. How can she understand McKenna's passion for gymnastics when she can't even use her legs? As their relationship develops, McKenna begins to realize how brave her tutor is. But she is still too embarrassed to be seen being tutored, so she lets her teammates believe she is taking extra gymnastic training. When her secret is finally revealed, her friends are hurt and angry. This book is great reading. The storyline is very "today" and the artwork is superb. Reviewer: Beverly Melasi
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593699949
  • Publisher: American Girl Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/27/2011
  • Series: American Girl of the Year Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 46,474
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 690L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Good

    I have read many american girl books and i do prefer this one by the best

    46 out of 57 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2012

    Mckenna is fun

    This book is very good I also have the doll she is so cool

    32 out of 48 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2012

    M

    If you r a ag fan like me you will love this book its totally awesome and remember never give up and follow ur dream cuz your all an American girl.

    23 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 9, 2012

    You Must Read This!

    This is a great book explaining to kids that school comes before activities. Also, this book teaches not to be embarrased to ask for help. Great book for kids of all ages! *

    22 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2012

    Stars

    Great book i highly reccomend i am in third grade and my name is ruby i wood give this book10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 stars if i could totally worth the money

    19 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    Love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Just read it and it was sooooooooooooooo good! I have 6 dolls and i love them alot!! My friend has McKenna and I have Kanani love ag!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    17 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2012

    Mckenna

    The theme is Friendship.Because Mckenna builded friendships along the way in the book.It's a great book!

    17 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2012

    Mckenna

    I really love this book and i hope to get all of Mckenna's things from american girl anyways thus this book has a great llesson and concept

    17 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2012

    Awesome

    I read the book and i LOVE it! This is a good book for any kid. Very good buy.

    15 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2012

    good book

    This book is a very good book, even better for girls to read when they are having trouble with school!

    14 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2012

    American Girl is awesome!

    I love American Girl. I have 3 dolls and have read almost every book. I really like this book and reccomend it to other girls of all ages. I wrote to American Girl and yesterday received a letter back! Overall, this is a really great book!

    13 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    Love it

    I love this book :)

    13 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Awesome by raines

    Im only on page five and i love this book

    12 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

    GREAT! (:(;~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    This book is great for young girls ages 6-11!
    It really shows you to keep trying and don't give up!

    ~N

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2012

    I made my abbey online

    I made my doll online(Abbey).i really want McKenna i love her

    11 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2012

    Great book

    I love amgd american girl doll of course this is better than kit mckenna is just like me

    11 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2012

    READ IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Read the book then get the doll and after u get the doll get the next book
    Oh and READ THE FIRST BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    U will LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    11 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2012

    I love american girl dolls!!!!$

    I love american girl dolls but they cost a lot of money im getting a one that looks like me for valentines day yay and im getting makennas pjs and alot of others clothes plus im getting sugar the puppy my dolls gonna have earrings to! I alredy have the meet makenna book! Its so awesome and i have lanies doll and book! I just love thes american girl dolls!

    11 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2012

    Awesome

    This was a awesome book it was so cool if youlike gymnastices u willlike this

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2012

    Get it or not ?

    Thinking of getting it. I love gymnastics.

    9 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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