President of Poplar Lane

Written by Margaret Mincks

President of Poplar Lane was a fun book for grades 5-8. I wouldn’t use this as a read aloud book because they talk about periods and that could make some people uncomfortable. This book encourages readers to be themselves and to not pretend to be someone you’re not. It also shows how you can misjudge someone by how they look without even getting to know them first. I like how this book encourages you to be friends with everyone, that everyone needs a friend, and sometimes people are misunderstood by their peers. I think this is a good book for kids who are moving on to Junior High and all the challenges that that can come with making friends, being “popular,” fitting in, and discovering who you are. It was an easy read and it kept me interested until the end.

Reviewed by Janeen Bawden, Media Clerk, Diamond Ridge Elementary
Review shared in January 2021
Rating: ★★★½✩ (3.5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 5-8

President of Poplar Lane
Written by Margaret Mincks
Viking
279 pages
Release Date: February 12, 2019
ISBN: 9780425290934 
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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