In the third book of the It Takes Two series, Alex runs for class president and Ava tries out for the football team. Can both twins win?
It’s school election time, and Alex is determined not to let a small thing like a move across the country stop her from becoming seventh-grade class president! She may be new, but she’s probably the most ambitious candidate Ashland Middle has ever seen…and it does help that she’s the coach’s daughter, so everyone knows who she is.
It’s also time for football tryouts, and the boys are more than a little surprised when Ava shows up on the field! She’s a fantastic kicker, but she’s causing quite a bit of controversy as the first girl to want to play football in Ashland…and possibly stirring up trouble for Alex’s campaign. Will Ava’s attempt to follow her dreams cost Alex the presidency, or can Alex use her platform to convince the town that it doesn’t matter if you’re a boy or a girl, as long as you’re serious about football?
Belle Payton isn’t a twin herself, but she does have twin brothers! She spent much of her childhood in the bleachers reading—er, cheering them on—at their football games. Though she left the South long ago to become a children’s book editor in New York City, Belle still drinks approximately a gallon of sweet tea a week and loves treating her friends to her famous homemade mac-and-cheese. Belle is the author of many books for children and tweens, and is currently having a blast writing two sides to each It Takes Two story.
Publisher: Simon Spotlight (August 26, 2014)
Length: 160 pages
Grades: 3 - 7
Ages: 8 - 12
Lexile ® 750L
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For A Whole New Ball Game: "The twin device is effectively deployed as each girl seeks to understand herself independently, in relation to her twin, and in the context of her new town; there's also appeal in the plot's sitcom elements of overheard conversations, secret observations, and all the uncertainty that comes with being a new place."