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Today the Class of 2k14 celebrates another book birthday! If you want to read up on all of the books from the Class of 2k14, head on over to our official site. Lots of good stuff going on over there.

Congratulations to Carmella Van Vleet on the debut of ELIZA BING IS (NOT) A BIG, FAT QUITTER!

AlienatedAbout the book:


A girl with ADHD takes up taekwondo so she can prove to others (and herself) that she can stick with something until the end. Even though it means a slightly see-through uniform, an embarrassing injury, and bowing. Lots and lots of bowing.

Eleven-year old Eliza, a girl with ADHD, is desperate to take a cake decorating class but her parents tell her no because she has a habit of losing interest in activities. Convinced frosting is her future, Eliza negotiates a deal. But it means taking taekwondo for the summer.

Out of her comfort zone and in a scratchy, slightly see-through dobok, Eliza finds ADHD, an old enemy named Madison and an injury (the kind that requires an embarrassing, inflatable donut!) in the way of success. But they’re easy compared to Eliza’s biggest obstacle – herself. She may have set out to prove to her parents she’s no quitter, but Eliza ultimately discovers something else: her inner ninja.

Eliza Bing is published by Holiday House.

About Carmella:


Carmella Van Vleet is a former teacher and author of numerous hands-on science and history books. She has a thing for cooking shows, lists, nail polish, and PEZ, but not necessarily in that order. When she’s not reading, she likes hanging out at the taekwondo dojang along with her daughter (the “real life Eliza”), where she tries not to get hurt too often.

You can visit Carmella at www.carmellavanvleet.com.

Where to buy the book:

Barnes & Noble


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