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Party Problems
Party Problems
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Party Problems

by C. L. Reid
Illustrated by Elena Aiello

Emma is excited about Izzie's birthday party. But she's also nervous. Is her dress too fancy? Will she know anyone else at the party? Did she buy the right gift? Will Emma's worries ruin her chance to have fun? Find out how Emma handles her party problems in this early chapter book from the Emma Every Day series. Emma is Deaf and often uses sign language to communicate, and each book includes an ASL fingerspelling chart, a sign language guide, a glossary, and content-related questions.

GenreRealistic Fiction
Reading LevelGrades K-2
Interest LevelGrades K-2
Lexile Level470L
ATOS Level2.5
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #509534
Text TypeLiterature: Narrative
BrandEmma Every Day
Page Dimensions6" x 9"
Page Count32
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $22.65 School/Library Price

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Kirkus Reviews

"In this first entry of Reid’s debut early-reader series, the author introduces Emma, who is white and Deaf, as she nervously gets ready for Izzie’s birthday party. Emma has worries common to all children, like whether her black, hearing best friend will like her gift, as well as the uniquely d/Deaf concern that she won’t understand what anyone says at the party. . . . Emma uses both a cochlear implant and American Sign Language. The author refreshingly presents this simply as Emma’s reality, as it is for many Deaf children, and does not set up cochlear implants and signing as mutually exclusive. The cute, simple, big-eyed illustrations show off Emma’s cochlear implant and support the text. . . . A fun, bubbly early reader featuring an endearing Deaf protagonist." - Kirkus Reviews

May 1, 2020

Booklist - Angela Leeper

""In three short chapters, Emma experiences both common kid events, such as dancing and playing games at a party, and those unique to deaf children, such as having to adjust her CI to interpret speech amidst loud noises. Accompanied by lively illustrations in an animated style and featuring a diverse cast, the text recognizes signed and spoken communication and includes manual spellings of fun words like mermaid. . . . A delightful, much needed #OwnVoices story."" - Booklist

August 1, 2020

C. L. Reid

C. L. Reid

Deaf-blind since childhood, C. L. Reid received a Cochlear Implant (CI) as an adult to help her hear, and she uses American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate. She and her husband have three sons. Their middle one is also deaf-blind. Reid earned a MFA degree in Writing for Children and Young Adults at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Reid lives in Minnesota with her husband, two of their sons, and their cats.

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