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The Talent Show

(Confetti Kids) (Dive Into Reading)

The Talent Show
Samantha Thornhill By (author)
Shirley Ng-Benitez Illustrated by
Coming Soon

Coming Soon
Lee & Low Books

Limited ***

6.0 X 9.0 in
32 pg

JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Intermediate
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
JUVENILE FICTION / Performing Arts / Dance
Also Available As:
Coming Soon
 - Release: 2023/03/07


Five friends from diverse backgrounds learn how to navigate common childhood challenges, new experiences, and the world around them in the realistic and kid-friendly Confetti Kids early chapter book series.

In this story, everyone at school is excited about the upcoming talent show--except for Henry. His friends assume he'll play the drums, but Henry has a secret talent that he's never shared with them before. With the help of his mom and her partner, Joy, Henry learns that sometimes you must be brave and show the world all the things you love.

Author Bio

SAMANTHA THORNHILL is a poet, educator, and author of children's books, including her most recent publication, A Card for My Father. Her work has been published in over two dozen literary journals and anthologies. She has taught poetry to acting students at the Juilliard School and creative writing seminars at the Bronx Academy of Letters. She also facilitates workshops for the Dialogue Arts Project, which ventures into professional settings and uses creative writing as a tool to navigate uncomfortable discussions about social identity. Samantha is a native of the twin island nation of Trinidad & Tobago and lives in Brooklyn, NY.    

Shirley Ng-Benitez loves to draw! Since 1998 she has owned gabbyandco.com, a design firm, and is now living her dream illustrating and writing picture books in the Bay Area, California.