THE ADVENTURES OF LIL TONYA
This sassy, urban sixth grade girl is not your typical twelve year old. Tonya has a vocabulary that is out of this world and wisdom beyond her years. She is undeniably one of those girls who can solve everyone eles's problems but cannot seem to manage how to deal with her own insecurities and dreams. Especially, the dream of hanging up those sneakers and putting on a dress! As Tonya becomes the victim of gossip at MLK Elementary school, she learns to face the music of why she has these antagonistic views and she decides to wear and collect butterfly paraphernalia as a metaphor to think positively about herself and what she can accomplish. Is there anything really wrong with Tonya? Does she worry about how the world views her too much? Can she overcome the challenges of her self inflicted thoughts? As Tonya puts on her signature red chucks and snuggly attaches her butterfly backpack, come journey and advance your vocabulary with Tonya? Evaluate the possibilities and limitations that you place on your own life as Tonya deals with elementary school because middle school is knocking!