Stacey's Extraordinary Words

Stacey's Extraordinary Words

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The debut picture book from iconic voting rights advocate and #1 New York Times bestselling author Stacey Abrams is an inspiring tale of determination, based on her own childhood.

Stacey is a little girl who loves words more than anything. She loves reading them, sounding them out, and finding comfort in them when things are hard.

But when her teacher chooses her to compete in the local spelling bee, she isn't as excited as she thought she'd be. What if she messes up? Or worse, if she can't bring herself to speak up, like sometimes happens when facing bullies at school?

Stacey will learn that win or lose . . . her words are powerful, and sometimes perseverance is the most important word of all.

Title:Stacey's Extraordinary Words
ISBN:9780063209473
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    Stacey's Extraordinary Words Reviews

  • James Klagge

    A neat book about a child's love of words: Big words, but also when parents say to a frustrated child "use your words." Also about words (and attitudes) like "persistence" and "perseverance."The listi...

  • Jeimy

    1. I love Stacey Abrams.2. I love Spelling Bees.It’s no surprise then that I absolutely loved this book....

  • Imani Carter

    This is not my first book that I read from Stacey Abrams. Last year I read "Lead From The Outside (Previously Known as "Minority Leader") and in it she recalls the time of her competing in spelling be...

  • Joan

    This is a darling children’s book that speaks to my adult heart. An avid reader since age twelve, worlds are my world and this lively book inspires young and older readers alike. Bravo Ms. Abrams. ...

  • Elizabeth

    Based on Stacey Abrams childhood, this delightful book is about a young girl’s love of words. A teacher encourages her to enter a spelling bee. ...

  • Robert Ellington

    I really enjoyed this book (it was a present for our children, but I couldn't resist!). I remember my mother using one of the words from the story - "persnickety", which I always thought sounded funny...

  • Brandy

    Perfect read-aloud that I wish I had to explain the annual spelling bee. Great for lots of different reading/writing classrooms, and the sincerity of Stacey and her love of words is so sweet. I loved ...

  • Julie

    I have always been impressed with Stacey Abrams, and this book just made me love her even more. I loved the author’s note and the page that is an excerpt from her extraordinary words notebook. Such ...

  • Sarah H

    "And Jake would have learned that words were a gift that shouldn't be used to hurt people."Preach!...

  • Mindy Alyse Weiss

    This story is so powerful, I teared up. There are so many sayings in the book that resonated with me, like: “Whenever Stacey learned a new word, it was like making a new friend.”Now I need to crea...