From the creator of the popular Disney Channel original movie Jump In! comes a novel perfect for fans of stories about sports, summer, and friendship.
"Keep this on the shelf next to other fierce sports novels, like Victoria Jamieson's Roller Girl." --Booklist
Brooklyn middle schooler MaKayla can only think about one thing--taking her double Dutch team all the way to the National Jump-off at Madison Square Garden. That is, until her mother breaks the news. Kayla has to spend the summer at her aunt's house in North Carolina while her parents work out their problems . . . or decide to call it quits.
Kayla does not feel at home in the South, and she certainly doesn't get along with her snooty cousin Sally. It looks like her Jump-off dreams are over.Hold the phone!
Turns out, double Dutch is huge
in the South. She and Sally just need to find two more kids for a team. And a routine. And the confidence to stand up to the double Dutch divas who used to be Sally's BFFs. Time to show those Southern belles some Brooklyn attitude!
June 4, 2019
Lexile: 660L | Fountas/Pinnell: Y
is a native New Yorker and writer/producer in television and film, best known for the Disney Channel's The Proud Family
and Jump In!
She also created the international teen sitcom The Wannabes Starring Savvy.
She lives in Los Angeles with husband, Charlie S. Dannelly II, and her toy poodle/writing partner, Tiger. She's a proud alumna of the HBCU Morgan State University. Having a passion for teen and tween content, Spicer-Dannelly continues to develop inclusive content and girl empowerment projects under the auspices of Spicerack Productions Inc. Visit her at spicerackproductionsinc.com and follow @DoreenSpicer on Instagram and Twitter and Spicerack Productions, Inc. on
"A fun, well-paced read bubbling with energy and charming, diverse characters." —Kirkus Reviews
"Keep this on the shelf next to other fierce sports novels, like Victoria Jamieson’s Roller Girl
"Flawless descriptions make visualizing signature moves easy and keep readers hooked." —Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books