Skip! (2023)



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Jay is always scribbling poetry in their notebook. When they come across Skip, a Double Dutch team, they befriend the members—and decide to join, too. For the first time ever, Jay has a place to belong—and friends to confide in.

But Jay’s friendship with their new bestie Beah is intense, both in and out of Double Dutch. As Beah and Jay help each other grow into the people they will become, it challenges their friendship and their own identities.

From: Simon & Schuster

Notes on This Title

The focal characters of this title are Jay, who uses they/them pronouns and reads as white, and Beah, who is Black. Both are in school, though their ages are not specified.


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“A journey of self-discovery, creativity, and belonging centers a sweet, uplifting story of friendship and ambition.” (Source: Kirkus Reviews)

“Bright greens, purples, and oranges bring graffiti-like energy to this satisfying story of an unlikely friendship built through sport.” (Source: Publishers Weekly)



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