Jayla Jumps In

When eleven-year-old Jayla finds out that her mother used to be a Double Dutch champion, she’s stunned. Her mom, who’s on doctor’s orders to lower her blood pressure, could move like that?!? Jayla decides to follow in her mom’s footsteps, thinking that maybe double Dutch can make her stand out in her big, quirky family. As she puts together a team at school and prepares to compete, Jayla finds that Double Dutch is about a lot more than jumping rope—and it just might change her life in ways she never imagined. Full of hilarious family dynamics and plenty of jump rope action, Jayla Jumps In follows one girl’s quest to get her mom healthy and find her place in her community.

  • 208 Pages
  • 5.5" x 8"
  • 9780807560761
  • September 2020

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  • Jayla’s relatable trials and tribulations will resonate with many middle grade readers. The catchy jumping chants across the generations may inspire a resurgence of Double Dutch among a new generation.

    - School Library Journal

  • Featuring a charmingly straightforward protagonist and an engaging introduction to double Dutch, this new novel is sure to delight young readers of every persuasion…Jayla’s agency throughout the book will inspire children to utilize their own networks of family and friends to achieve their goals while having fun.

    - Booklist starred review