Summer Jackson by Teresa E. Harris
Grown Up

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Meet Summer Jackson.

Summer is fairly certain she's ready to be a grown-up—right now. She wants to wear a blazer, read the morning paper, and boss around a few second graders. Grown-ups have it so easy! But wait, do grown-ups play on swings?

Teresa E. Harris and AG Ford's hilarious story shows that being a kid might not be so bad after all.


About Teresa E. Harris

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Teresa E. Harris earned her bachelor's degree in English from Columbia University and an MFA in Writing for Children from Vermont College, where she won numerous awards, including the Flying Pig Grade-A, Number-One Ham Award for Humor. Now that she is a grown-up, she would very much like to be a child again.
Published November 15, 2011 by Katherine Tegen Books. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Travel, Children's Books.

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African-American girls are rarely depicted in picture books, so it’s nice to see such a beautiful, confident little girl with her caring parents.

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In Harris's first picture book, a cheery take on a familiar premise, Summer announces that she's tired of being seven: "Two scoops of ice cream are not enough.

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For kids: Be a kid while you're a kid and don't be in such a hurry to grow up and act like an adult.

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