Updated: Nov 6, 2020
Welcome to our online book club for grades 5 - 8! We are excited for you to join us in our discussion for Roll With It by Jamie Sumner.
Along with a free copy of the book, you will also receive a review page. You can tell us what you thought of the book! You will also receive a flyer for this website, a questions page to consider, activity pages, and an information page with cool links related to the book!
Please remember that we have a limited number of kits available, so it's first come, first serve! If you have any special requests or need accommodations, please let Leanna or Amanda know!
All we ask is that you read the book: do as much or as little of the rest of it as you want!
"Roll With It" by Jamie Sumner
Ellie’s a girl who tells it like it is. That surprises some people, who see a kid in a wheelchair and think she’s going to be all sunshine and cuddles. The thing is, Ellie has big dreams: She might be eating Stouffer’s for dinner, but one day she’s going to be a professional baker. If she’s not writing fan letters to her favorite celebrity chefs, she’s practicing recipes on her well-meaning, if overworked, mother.
But when Ellie and her mom move so they can help take care of her ailing grandpa, Ellie has to start all over again in a new town at a new school. Except she’s not just the new kid — she’s the new kid in the wheelchair who lives in the trailer park on the wrong side of town. It all feels like one challenge too many, until Ellie starts to make her first-ever friends. Now she just has to convince her mom that this town might just be the best thing that ever happened to them!
*Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!*
More about the author, cooking, and Roll With It!
Jamie Sumner’s website:
Watch an excerpt from Roll With It read aloud by author Jamie Sumner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9klb1Ela_AE
The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts:
PBS’s The Great British Baking Show site:
The CDC’s site on Cerebral Palsy (CP):
Included as well: An experiment on how it feels to have CP and a lemon blackberry pie recipe!
We hope you enjoy these activities and cannot wait to hear what you thought of the book! We also hope you enjoyed the extra links. Remember, you can comment here on this website, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or come in and turn in a physical copy!