Cover Crush: Speak for Yourself by Lana Wood Johnson
Speak for Yourself by Lana Wood Johnson has such a fun cover! This artist has such a way of capturing a mood in their faces, and I just love the work. Really excited for the fat positive representation and speaking of representation this book has a lot! From an MC who suffers with migraines, to a gambit of LGBTQIA+ rep in the book makes me really want everyone to read it! Be sure to preorder this highly anticipated sophomore release from Lana Wood Johnson by June 1st, and submit your receipt for awesome swag including a signed bookplate!
Cover Illustrator: Noa Denmon
Cover Design: Baily Crawford
Speak for Yourselfby Lana Wood Johnson
Published by: Scholastic Press
on June 1, 2021
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary
Girl meets boy. Girl likes boy.
Girl gets friend to help win boy.
Friend ends up with crush on boy...
Skylar's got ambitious #goals. And if she wants them to come true, she has to get to work now. (At least she thinks so...) Step one in her epic plan is showing everyone that her latest app is brilliant. To do that, she's going to use it win State at the Scholastic Exposition, the nerdiest academic competition around.
First, she'll need a team, and Skylar's not always so good with people. But she'll do whatever it takes to put one together ... even if it means playing Cupid for her teammates Joey and Zane, at Joey's request. When things get off to an awkward start for them, Skylar finds herself stepping in to help Joey. Anything to keep her on the team. Only, Skylar seems to be making everything more complicated. Especially when she realizes she might be falling for Zane, which was not a #goal. Can Skylar figure out her feelings, prove her app's potential to the world, and win State without losing her friends--or is her path to greatness over before it begins?