The Jazzy’s Quest chapter book series features a strong, sensitive adoptee named Jazzy Armstrong! Told from Jazzy’s point of view, these books are a perfect next step for your child’s library.
Fourth grader Jasmine is the youngest of three daughters, and the only adoptee in the musically gifted Amazing Armstrong family. But secretly, Jasmine doesn’t like to sing or play instruments. The big community talent show is approaching, and Jasmine must scramble to figure out what her act will be. Will her birth family be able to help? How will Jasmine discover what makes her amazing? A passionate Star Wars fan with a keen interest in making intricate costumes, Jasmine learns to follow her own path, with the support of both her families.
Introducing the second book in the series…
JAZZY’S QUEST: WHAT MATTERS MOST
School Library Journal Review: Gr 3–6—Fourth grader Jazzy loves spending time with her loving adopted family and her best friend, Alec. In spite of this, Jazzy wants to be popular at school—or at least be invited to one of popular classmate Haley’s parties. Jazzy meets a new friend, Michael. A fellow adopted child, Michael finds a rare friend in outgoing Jazzy, and the two enter a “Star Wars” fan competition. While Jazzy and Michael enjoy working toward the competition, Alec comes to Jazzy with some important news: Alec has been invited to Haley’s next party, and he was able to get Jazzy an invitation, too. The only catch? The party is on the same day as the “Star Wars” competition, and Michael isn’t invited. Jazzy is forced to choose between her newfound friend and her desire for popularity. This is a charming novel, and younger readers will identify with Jazzy’s honest thoughts and reactions. Although this is the second title in the series, references to the first book are light and accessible to newcomers.