Me and Rolly Maloo by Janet S. Wong

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Would you cheat to be popular?

Rolly Maloo is the most popular girl in school. Jenna would love to be her friend. So when Rolly asks Jenna to help cheat on a test, Jenna agrees—and gets caught. Should she tell on Rolly Maloo? Would you?

Janet Wong thoughtfully explores the issues of cheating, popularity, and integrity in this uniquely illustrated novel, which combines a traditional novel format with design elements of a graphic novel.
 

About Janet S. Wong

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Janet S. Wong is the acclaimed author of dozens of books for young readers, including DUMPSTER DIVER, APPLE PIE 4TH OF JULY, and the Minn & Jake series. She lives near Princeton, New Jersey.
 
Published July 1, 2010 by Charlesbridge. 128 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Interspersed with Jenna’s straightforward account of a common dilemma is a sophisticated tale in graphic-novel format that places Jenna’s story in a broader context.

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Jenna knows cheating is wrong, but her rationalizations for helping Rolly ring true: "Maybe helping Rolly Maloo with a math answer would be called charity.

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