Instantly, she's hilarious! She's imaginative! She's stubborn! She's Taneesha Bey-Ross with a determination to do fifth-grade life her way. Never mind the local, enormous, army boot-sized bully and never mind Taneesha plans to thwart an election nomination by her physically challenged, best friend, Carli. M. Lavora Perry has "Buddha-fully" written TANEESHA: Never Disparaging. Perry lively brings religion and politics together in one classroom. Can religion conquer any of Taneesha's little trials? Can it transform her youthful rebellious tactics into juvenile triumph? Witness how Perry makes sure Taneesha will keep every young reader engaged and laughing hysterically to learn the answers!
But hold on to your little political spectator seats with this exciting and thrilling page-turner, kiddies. There are very strong real-life values intertwined in this story as well. From interrupting a juvenile beat-down, to revisiting history of the devastating Atomic Bomb, Taneesha will remind you to be compassionate and caring. She will remind you to stay on top of your game of respect, love, and obedience as a child. Throughout, Perry cleverly prepares young readers for superior language arts skills using powerful descriptive words, text fonts, and good ole' grammar! TANEESHA: Never Disparaging gets my vote! Go Taneesha!
Reviewed by Swaggie Coleman
for The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers