A hilarious story about fame and friendship, by comedian and disability activist Maysoon Zayid, paired with Shadia Amin's absolutely perfect art!
When Bay Ann wobbles at the end of her Halloween tap dance performance, the moment goes viral! Not because of her amazing tap routine (she crushed it), but because it’s an “inspirational” moment when Alyee Maq, her crush and classmate, catches her. The world sees Bay Ann's cerebral palsy--not her talent. (For the record, she was swooning a little bit from the strength of her crush, not falling because of her palsy!)
Bay Ann doesn’t want her classmate to get all the fame, and she is NOT satisfied being anything but the best. She’s determined to find the thing that will make her famous in her own right, and enlists her two best friends, Michelle and Davey, to assist her in her quest for glory. Can she find the thing that really makes her special? Maybe it'll be a kids baking show? A school science experiment? A class debate?
But everything she tries goes off the rails, until ultimately, she thinks she sees her chance to shine—by ditching her two best friends at the end of year talent show, and pairing with nemesis/crush Alyee Maq!
Will Bay Ann pick fame and glory over friendship? Or will she learn that maybe working together is what she needed to do all along...
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|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.00(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Maysoon Zayid is a comedian, actress, writer, and disability advocate. She is a graduate of Arizona State University and a Princeton Fellow. Maysoon is the co-founder/co-executive producer of the New York Arab American Comedy Festival and The Muslim Funny Fest. She was a full-time On Air Contributor to Countdown with Keith Olbermann and a columnist for The Daily Beast. She has appeared on 60 Minutes, CNN, ABC News, and Oprah Winfrey Networks. Maysoon had the most viewed TED Talk of 2014 and was thrilled to collaborate with Huda Beauty.
As a professional comedian, Maysoon has sold out top New York clubs and has toured extensively at home and abroad. She was a headliner on the Arabs Gone Wild Comedy Tour and The Together Live Tour. Maysoon appeared alongside Adam Sandler in You Don’t Mess With the Zohan and has written for Glamour magazine. She limped in New York Fashion Week and is a recurring character on General Hospital. She is the author of the best-selling memoir Find Another Dream. http://www.Maysoon.com
Shadia Amin is a Colombian comics artist currently living in the US. Her art aims to capture the fun of super heroes, fantasy, and life itself. Her works include BOOM!’s The Amazing World of Gumball: The Storm, and Oni-Lion Forge’s Aggretsuko, as well as collaborations on anthologies like Alloy from Ascend Comics and Votes for Women from Little Bird Press.