Act
How do you know when the person who can make the difference . . . is you?    Olive is excited to start sixth grade: new teachers, new experiences, and a field trip to the big city with her best buds!     But when Olive finds out that a school policy is keeping some kids from going on the trip, she decides to act. She's prepared to do whatever it takes to be heard—even if it means running against Trent and Sawyer, two of her closest friends, in the student council election! With intense campaign competition and emotions running high, can Olive make a big change and keep her friends?

Act Details

TitleAct
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMay 5th, 2020
PublisherHMH Books for Young Readers
ISBN-139780358206354
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Childrens, Middle Grade, Comics, Realistic Fiction

Act Review

  • Kellee Moye
    January 1, 1970
    Cannot wait to see the finished book (DRC provided via Edelweiss)
  • Aryssa
    January 1, 1970
    So good. Seriously, I almost want to make this required reading for middle schoolers. Also, Kayla Miller's illustration style is great.
  • Ms. Yingling
    January 1, 1970
    E ARC provided by Edelweiss PlusOlive is excited to go tot he city on a field trip to see a play and go back stage, but when she finds out that some students didn't go because they couldn't afford the $30, she wants to find a way to help. There is a student council election coming up, and her good friends Trent and Sawyer are running for office. Olive tries several ways to make a change at her school; she consults a trusted teacher, starts a petition that she hands in the the principal, and even E ARC provided by Edelweiss PlusOlive is excited to go tot he city on a field trip to see a play and go back stage, but when she finds out that some students didn't go because they couldn't afford the $30, she wants to find a way to help. There is a student council election coming up, and her good friends Trent and Sawyer are running for office. Olive tries several ways to make a change at her school; she consults a trusted teacher, starts a petition that she hands in the the principal, and even tries a peacful protest with a sit in on the school lawn. None of these are successful, however, so she decides that she will also run for student council. She doesn't want to make her friends mad, but feels that the issues she wants to address are more important that the food in the cafeteria.Strengths: This had attractive illustrations and colors, and Olive is a sympathetic character who is trying to make a difference in her community. This was an interesting twist on the classic school election story. Weaknesses: This ended so abruptly that I wondered if the E ARC was not complete. Also, the solution to not excluding students from field trips because they can't afford them will most likely be the one my school arrived at-- no field trips. Schools can't afford them, either. There's no good answer, since field trips require someone to pay for them. What I really think: I will definitely purchase this graphic novel because it will be hugely popular with my students, even if it's not my cup of tea.
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  • Andrew
    January 1, 1970
    With a new year of school comes new experiences, and the sixth grade class is having an election for the student council. Some of Olive's classmates have some fun ideas, like better snacks at lunch, but Olive is more concerned about funding policies after one of her friends is unable to attend a field trip. Should she support her friends in the race, or speak out for the change she believes in? Act is not only an engrossing graphic novel, but also explains the processes of political campaigns. A With a new year of school comes new experiences, and the sixth grade class is having an election for the student council. Some of Olive's classmates have some fun ideas, like better snacks at lunch, but Olive is more concerned about funding policies after one of her friends is unable to attend a field trip. Should she support her friends in the race, or speak out for the change she believes in? Act is not only an engrossing graphic novel, but also explains the processes of political campaigns. A lovely addition to Miller's heartwarming series!
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  • Andréa
    January 1, 1970
    Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.
  • Unicorns
    January 1, 1970
    I LOVE IT
  • Rdss
    January 1, 1970
    huh
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