Cilla Lee-Jenkins : future author extraordinaire / Susan Tan ; illustrated by Dana Wulfekotte.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "A half-Chinese, half-Caucasian girl's 'memoir' about a new sibling, being biracial, and her path to literary greatness"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Other Titles:
      Future author extraordinaire.
    • ISBN:
      9781626725515
      1626725519
    • Accession Number:
      2016009081
    • Accession Number:
      ocn940281617
      940281617
    • Accession Number:
      fay.524185
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      TAN, S.; WULFEKOTTE, D. Cilla Lee-Jenkins : future author extraordinaire. [s.l.] : Roaring Brook Press, 2017. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 15 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Tan S, Wulfekotte D. Cilla Lee-Jenkins : Future Author Extraordinaire. Roaring Brook Press; 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.524185. Accessed October 15, 2019.
    • APA:
      Tan, S., & Wulfekotte, D. (2017). Cilla Lee-Jenkins : future author extraordinaire. Roaring Brook Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.524185
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Tan, Susan, and Dana Wulfekotte. 2017. Cilla Lee-Jenkins : Future Author Extraordinaire. Roaring Brook Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.524185.
    • Harvard:
      Tan, S. and Wulfekotte, D. (2017) Cilla Lee-Jenkins : future author extraordinaire. Roaring Brook Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.524185 (Accessed: 15 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Tan, S & Wulfekotte, D 2017, Cilla Lee-Jenkins : future author extraordinaire, Roaring Brook Press, viewed 15 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Tan, Susan, and Dana Wulfekotte. Cilla Lee-Jenkins : Future Author Extraordinaire. Roaring Brook Press, 2017. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.524185.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Tan, Susan, and Dana Wulfekotte. Cilla Lee-Jenkins : Future Author Extraordinaire. Roaring Brook Press, 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.524185.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Tan S, Wulfekotte D. Cilla Lee-Jenkins : future author extraordinaire [Internet]. Roaring Brook Press; 2017 [cited 2019 Oct 15]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.524185

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2017 February #1

*Starred Review* Eight-year-old Cilla Lee-Jenkins is destined for literary greatness. She is up against the clock to get her best-selling memoir written before the arrival of her new baby sister—aka The Blob—causes everyone in her family to forget about her. A few pages spent with this exuberant, guileless narrator is evidence that no one will be forgetting Cilla anytime soon. She loves stories, and the highs and lows of her own experiences make for an animated memoir. Prolonged baldness, a taste for snails, and the slings and arrows of friendship are all part of her joyful narrative. When Cilla talks about her burgeoning realization that she is a biracial child in a society that is trying to label her, and that there is distance within her own family between her Chinese grandparents and her Caucasian grandparents, her introspection on the matter, and how it concerns her without completely derailing her, will hearten readers. Occasional black-and-white illustrations enhance the text, and Cilla's empathy, candor, and skill at turning a phrase indicate that her claim to be a future author extraordinaire is completely justified. As she says, "My book is over, but my writing isn't." Anyone who spends time with Cilla Lee-Jenkins will look forward to reading her in the future. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2017 Fall

Only child to a white mother and Chinese American father, eight-and-a-half-year-old Cilla isn't thrilled to be getting a sibling. Worried that "The Blob" will cause her family (including her grandparents, with whom she's close) to ignore her, Cilla decides to write a bestseller that will maintain her top status. Cilla's liveliness, vulnerability, and thoughtfulness make her an endearing and entertaining narrator. Winsome black-and-white illustrations are scattered throughout. Copyright 2017 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2017 #3

The only child of a white mother and Chinese American father, eight-and-a-half-year-old Cilla is not thrilled by their announcement that she is going to have a sibling. Worried that this new arrival, whom she calls "The Blob," will cause her family to ignore her, Cilla decides to write a bestseller before the birth that will maintain her top status in the family. A good part of Cilla's life involves her grandparents, whom she sees weekly--her mother's parents on Saturdays and her father's on Wednesdays. While most of Cilla's observations are lighthearted ones of daily life along the lines of other spunky girls in children's books (Ramona, Clementine, et al.), she also puzzles through her own identity as a mixed-race child (especially when experiencing microaggressions: she responds to a stranger's "What are you, exactly?" with "I…am a future author extraordinaire") and her grandparents' discomfort with one another because of race. Happily, the book ends on a hopeful note as the little sister's birth predictably brings the two sets of grandparents together. Although adult readers may need to suspend disbelief at some of the sophisticated comments and references coming from this very young writer, Cilla's liveliness, vulnerability, and thoughtfulness make her an endearing and entertaining narrator. Winsome black-and-white illustrations are scattered throughout this good-hearted book. monica edinger Copyright 2017 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.