D Is for Drama
A lead role means lots of drama in this sparkling story of one tween’s efforts to shine in the spotlight.
Sunny Kim is done with one-line roles at Carnegie Arts Academy—she’s ready for the lead. But even after a summer of studying with an acting coach, Sunny doesn’t snag the role of Mary Poppins in her school’s upcoming production.
Unfortunately, her entire family mistakenly thinks otherwise, including her former-actress mother.
Desperate for a solution, Sunny convinces her theater adviser to let her produce a one-woman show. But when the rest of her friends find out—the friends that never seem to make the playbill either—they all want to join in. Before long, Sunny is knee-deep in curtains, catfights, and chorus lines as her one-woman work turns into a staging of the hit musical Wicked. And when a terrible misunderstanding pits the entire cast against Sunny, can the show—and Sunny’s future acting career—be saved in time for opening night?
About the Author
Jo Whittemore is the author of Front Page Face-Off and Odd Girl In, both with Aladdin MIX. She lives in Texas and is an active member of the Texas Sweethearts, a group of Texas-based children’s book writers who makes appearances at panels and conferences throughout the country.