• US Edition

Gabriela Speaks Out

American Girl's 2017 Girl of the Year, Gabriela, starts middle school in this second book in her series!

Gabriela’s second novel picks up where her first left off. Her BFF may be going to another school, but Gabby is determined to make sixth grade the best year ever! She’s even ready to stand up to confident and intimidating Aaliyah Reade-Johnson if she makes fun of Gabby for her stutter. What she isn’t ready for is Sixth Grade Initiation–a series of pranks the older kids play on the sixth graders. Gabby could stop the tradition if she wins the school election . . . but Aaliyah is running, too, which means Gabby’s chances for victory are slim. Can Gabby find the courage to stand on her own, speak out for change, and do what seems impossible?

Rights details

World rights: Scholastic (American Girl series: April 2017)

The Author

Teresa Harris

Teresa Harris wrote her first novel (23 pages long and about a pair of time-traveling cats!) when she was in fifth grade. Since then, she has earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English from Columbia University, and an MFA in Writing for Children from Vermont College where she received numerous awards.  Her novel, THE PERFECT PLACE, has been published by Clarion, and SUMMER JACKSON, her debut picture book, was published by HarperCollins. She also writes for a major brand licensor.

A former publisher, Teresa has now re-trained as a teacher.


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