Jordan and Max, Showtime

  • Illustrated By: Michelle Simpson
  • Pages:96
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Orca Echoes
  • Themes:friendship, gender performance, identity, drag, self-expression
  • Available:09/14/2021
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 6-8
  • Lexile:800L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:R
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Jordan had a tough time with the other kids at his old school.

So, on his first day at Massey Elementary, he has a plan: to be absolutely invisible. His new classmates don't need to know that his grandmother is his best friend or that they put on shows together dressing up in elaborate costumes each night in their apartment. When he's forced to pair up with Max, a loud-mouthed loner with a love for Hawaiian shirts, Jordan's cover of invisibility threatens to be blown completely. But with the help of his partner's unique artistic vision, Jordan begins to see that his sparkling secret deserves to be revealed.

This partially illustrated early chapter book is a gentle exploration of friendship, gender performance and identity.

The epub edition of this title is fully accessible.

“Explores the concepts of friendship and acceptance of yourself and others…Highly Recommended.”
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials