KidsRead: Ava XOX by Carol Weston

Wednesday March 16, 2016
11:00 am

Tags: KidsRead





For this KidsRead event, we welcomed Carol Weston and 6th grade girls from The Young Women's Leadership School!

About Ava XOX (Sourcebooks)


Ava and Chuck have been great friends since kindergarten, but uh oh – are her feelings more complicated than she imagines? A new girl, Kelli, passes him a note and asks Chuck out – and he says yes. What?! Ava is upset. For the first time ever, words fail her. She isn't sure what she's feeling (Like? Love? Friendship? Frustration?), or what "going out" even means. After all, fifth graders aren't allowed to go anywhere by themselves, are they? Can Ava make things right? And what about Tanya who is getting teased about her weight? Ava wants to help but is she accidentally making everything worse?


About Carol Weston

Carol Weston writes for kids, teens, and grown-ups and has been the advice columnist at Girls' Life since 1994. Her 15 books include Ava and Pip, Ava and Taco Cat, Ava XOX, The Diary of Melanie Martin and Girltalk: All the Stuff Your Sister Never Told You, which came out in a dozen languages. The New York Times Book Review says Ava and Pip "perfectly captures the complexities of sisterhood" and is "a love letter to language." It was a 2015 Children's Notable Book in the Language Arts. Carol has appeared on Today, Oprah, and The View and lives in New York City. Visit her at



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