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Ukulele Hayley
by Judy Cox
Amanda Haley, Illustrator

Trade Binding | 96 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 | US$ 16.95
ISBN: 9780823428632 | 08-01-2013

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: FOURTH | Age: 7 to 10

Themes: Music, Song & Theater, School, Determination, Contemporary Issues/Social Problems
Recommendations: A, C, SLJ

CCSS Codes:
2: RL: 7
2-5: SL. 2

About the Book
Hayley has finally found her talent: playing Ukulele like her great-great aunt Ruby, who traveled all over with her band, the Ragtime Rascals. She's so enthusiastic that she gets a ukulele band started at school with the new music teacher. Just as the band is getting popular, horrible news come: the music program and the teacher are being cut. Hayley has a bold idea to help ensure that the school board members change their mind. If only it works. . . .

THE REVIEWS ARE IN

"Readers who like their protagonists with a lot of mettle will particularly appreciate Hayley's rapid rise from shyness to stardom.—The Bulletin

"Clean, clear writing and charming cartoon illustrations further enhance this little gem."—School Library Journal