Standing for Socks

Illustrated by Jessica Sonkin
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About The Book

When Fara Ross puts on mismatched socks accidentally one morning, little does she know that it will ignite her political career. What begins as a wardrobe malfunction grows into an expression of freedom in footwear, and that can only lead to bigger things -- like the race for sixth-grade student council president.

Fara knows she is perfect for the job. But as the election nears, she realizes that everyone, from her friends on her campaign team to her entire town, is paying more attention to her socks than to the issues that she stands for. All Fara wants is to serve the community. Does she have the creativity and the passion that it takes to help people see beyond her feet? Even at the cost of her friendships? Who knew that socks could spark such a revolution -- and so many problems?!

About The Author
Alisha Shaw

Elissa Brent Weissman is the author of The Short SellerNerd Camp, Nerd Camp 2.0, Standing for Socks, The Trouble with Mark Hopper, and the editor of Our Story Begins. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Visit her at EBWeissman.com.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (March 2009)
  • Length: 224 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416948018
  • Grades: 3 - 7
  • Ages: 8 - 12
  • Lexile ® 870 ? The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetricsĀ®

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