Lety Out Loud
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338159349 Hardcover
240 Pages | 5.73" x 8.53" | Ages 8 to 12
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338159363 Ebook
208 Pages | Ages 8 to 12
A heartfelt novel about friendship and finding your voice.
Lety Andrade sometimes has trouble speaking her mind. Her first language is Spanish and she likes to take her time putting her words together. Lety loves volunteering at the Furry Friends Animal Shelter because the dogs and cats there don't care if she can't find the right word.
When the shelter needs a volunteer to write animal profiles, Lety jumps at the chance. But grumpy classmate Hunter also wants to write profiles—so now they have to work as a team. Hunter's not much of a team player, though. He devises a secret competition to decide who will be the official shelter scribe. They'll each write three profiles. Whoever helps get their animals adopted the fastest wins. The loser scoops dog food.
Lety reluctantly agrees, but she's worried. If the shelter finds out about the contest, they might kick her out of the program. Then she'll never be able to adopt Spike, her favorite dog at the shelter. Can Lety find her voice before it's too late?
Raves & reviews:
"A sweet middle-grade read that promotes compassion and empathy over competitiveness." — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Laced with Mexican-American language and culture, this realistic drama is filled with gentle humor, big lessons, and even bigger heart." — Publishers Weekly