Twelve-year-old Portia Maddox is thrilled to learn she has a sixteen-year-old sister, Jasmine. But from the moment Jasmine sets eyes on Portia, she does everything in her power to derail what she thinks is Portia's perfect life. Portia is desperate to stop the cruel pranks and to keep her diabetes a secret, for that would fuel the cruelest prank of all. Can Portia find a way to end the attacks, or even win Jasmine over?
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.28(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 16 Years|
About the Author
Emma Price was born in North Carolina. She has fond memories of hot summers where she would find a place to stay cool and read. Reading was her way of visiting exciting places and meeting interesting people.
Mrs. Price graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Master of Arts Education: Curriculum Degree from California State University, Dominguez Hills. In 2000, she was awarded the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification and in that year, she joined the Performance-Based Leadership Team for implementing Performance-Based Assessments to measure student achievement of the learning standards. In 1999, she served on the Task Force of Mentor Teachers (LAUSD) who developed Standards-Based Lessons for the Division of Instructions.
Mrs. Price retired in 2005 after fourteen years as a classroom teacher and five years as a Consulting Teacher with The Peer Assistance and Review Program (PAR) for the Los Angeles Unified School District and United Teachers Los Angeles.
Mrs. Price is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, a member of Children's Literature Council of Southern California and a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association. She has volunteered for The Pan African Film & Arts Festival, The Leimert Park Village Book Festival in Los Angeles, and The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Mrs. Price has been a tutor for the non-profit organization Reading Partners © and at present does "guest Author" presentations with LA's BEST of Greater Los Angeles Schools.
Emma Price hopes to have "Another Girl Calls My Dad Daddy" and "Portia's Incredible Journey" in classrooms, libraries and homes of children who are 8 to 16 years of age. Her books contain conflicts and struggles in which they can identify and the books help children learn various ways others solve everyday problems.
Mrs. Price has two adult children, a granddaughter, and two great-grandchildren. She resides in Southern California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite Another Girl Calls My Dad Daddy is a young adult coming of age novel written by Emma L. Price. Twelve-year-old Portia was beyond excited at the prospect of meeting her big sister. They had been speaking on the phone for a year now, ever since her dad told her about Jasmine, who was now sixteen years old. Jasmine was coming to stay with Portia and her parents for three weeks. Portia couldn’t wait to meet her, so she got her dad to let her come along with him when he flew to the state where Jasmine and her mom lived to pick her up. Portia counted the minutes before the plane would land; it seemed to be taking forever. Mixed in with her excitement, however, were some fears about the recent changes in Jasmine’s attitude when they would speak. Something was different. Jasmine didn’t want to stay on the phone for very long and didn’t seem to do much more than answer Portia’s direct questions. Portia wondered if she did something to make her sister angry. She also wondered when and how she would share the fact that she had diabetes, just like her dad. Emma L. Price’s coming of age novel for young adults and preteens, Another Girl Calls My Dad Daddy, is a well-written and engaging story about two half-sisters whose three-week-stay together exposes their feelings about sharing their dad. While the reader may automatically feel for Portia, who seems to be on the receiving end of some nasty treatment by her big sister, there’s also the underlying thread of Jasmine’s very different upbringing as the child of a single parent. Price’s story also beautifully addresses the issues children with diabetes face: do they tell their friends and others, and will they be teased for having a disease? She also shares how kids and adults with diabetes have to be mindful of their blood glucose and insulin levels at all times. This is a marvelous story for making kids and teens aware of the challenges and issues faced by their peers who have diabetes or have family members with diabetes. This is a wonderful story. Another Girl Calls My Dad Daddy is most highly recommended.