Jelly is determined to win this year’s sixth grade speech contest despite being terrified of speaking in public and competing against Victoria, a fierce competitor, who is also determined to win—again. But, with the help of his friends, Jelly musters his courage and builds the confidence to speak up and speak out publically. This humourous, award-winning Canadian novel for grades 5-7, with its relatable protagonist, is suitable for a whole-class novel, literature circle, or read-aloud, and to launch discussion of bullying, performance anxiety, and the benefits of being true to oneself.
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