Don't Judge Me (Hardcover)

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Inspired by a true story of girl empowerment, acclaimed author Lisa Schroeder's new novel explores trust, self-worth, and speaking up -- especially when you're told to keep quiet.

Well-behaved girls seldom make history

Hazel doesn't like to make waves. Middle school is hard enough without causing more trouble, right? She's happy just eating lunch in the library with her BFF, writing secret haikus, and taking care of an adorable rescue tortoise.

But then Hazel discovers a list that rates the girls at her middle school based on their looks -- started by her best friend's older brother. She knows she has to do something, and she can't do it alone. The wave she'll be making might turn into a tsunami, but if Hazel can find the courage to speak up, she might just change everything.

About the Author

Lisa Schroeder is the author of over a dozen books for young readers, including My Secret Guide to Paris, Sealed with a Secret, Keys to the City, the Charmed Life series, and the YA novels All We Have Is Now and The Bridge from Me to You. She loves cookies, flowers, family hikes, books, movies that make her laugh and cry, and sunshine. Living in Oregon, she doesn't get nearly enough sunshine, but the hikes are amazing. Learn more at and on Twitter @lisa_schroeder.

Praise For…

Praise for Don't Judge Me:

"A realistic treatment of an important topic. Readers will root for Hazel!" -- Barbara Dee, author of Maybe He Just Likes You

"An empowering read." -- Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9781338628548
ISBN-10: 1338628542
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: November 10th, 2020
Pages: 256