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Alex Gino: You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P! (2020, Scholastic, Incorporated) 4 stars

Jilly thinks she's figured out how life works. But when her sister Emma is born …

Review of "You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P!" on 'Storygraph'

3 stars

My review: I felt closer to 2.5 stars, but I'm rounding up because it tied together some important conversations I've had with my 10 year old, and she enjoyed the book. I felt like it got too preachy, but my child didn't feel that way at all. The direct approach worked for her. Maybe my desire for more showing, not telling, isn't important - after all, I'm not the target age group. The author's note covered some of the discomfort I had considering this isn't #ownvoices.

My 10-year-old's review: It's a mix of "it's good" and "I really liked it." The abbreviations were annoying, only a little bit. I listened to the audiobook and sometimes there were different voices for the characters, but other times not. Sometimes I was confused about who was talking. I learned a lot and liked the story. I'm going to learn ASL now, though!