Roundtable Reading: Honestly Elliott by Gillian McDunn
Recommended for ages 8 and up with accompanying adult(s)
Reading led by
Vickie Price, librarian, West Contra Costa Unified School District
Elliott has a really full plate. He’s dealing with his parents’ divorce, his best friend moving away, not fitting in at his new school, and, on top of it all, ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). His number one solace is cooking, where he can test new recipes and control the outcome. When he’s paired with the super smart and popular Maribel for a school-wide project, Elliott worries that he won’t keep up. But Maribel is also looking for a way to show others her true self, and he discovers how his superpower—cooking—can help them both.