Gabriela’s offered a dance opportunity she can’t pass up during her already busy sixth grade year, but she finds herself wishing she could work on her poetry instead and wonders if her dreams have changed.
Varian Johnson is the author of several novels for children and young adults, including The Great Greene Heist, which was an ALA Notable Children’s Book, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2014, and a Texas Library Association Lone Star List selection, and To Catch a Cheat, another Jackson Greene adventure and a Kids’ Indie Next List pick. He lives with his family near Austin, Texas. You can find him on the web at www.varianjohnson.com and @varianjohnson.
Gabby has never been so busy! In this third novel featuring American Girl’s 2017 Girl of the Year, Gabby is already juggling homework, school leadership activities, dance classes, and rehearsals for a spoken word competition when she’s offered an exciting dance opportunity. It’s too good to pass up, but soon, Gabby finds there aren’t enough hours in the day to do it all, let alone be a good friend to her BFF, Teagen. And she can’t help but notice that more and more, she wishes she were working on her poetry instead of doing pliés and grand jetés. Gabby’s changed a lot this past year. By the time the competition rolls around, she begins to wonder–have her dreams changed, too?