Today I have a spotlight post for Ellis Johnson Might Be Famous by Shawn Amos. This is the second book in the Cookies & Milk series and is a middle grade contemporary novel.Ellis Johnson Might Be Famous by Shawn Amos
Published by Little Brown on 10/03/2023
Genres: Juvenile Fiction / Cooking & Food, Juvenile Fiction / Family / Marriage & Divorce, Juvenile Fiction / Family / Multigenerational, Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / African American & Black, Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Friendship
Buy on: Amazon CA // Amazon UK // Amazon US // Barnes & Noble // IndieBound
This joyful and heartfelt sequel to the NAACP Image Award-winning Cookies & Milk is a story of fame, self-confidence, and second chances, based on author Shawn Amos’s memories of growing up the son of Wally “Famous” Amos.
After the overnight mega success of his dad's cookie store, twelve-year-old Ellis Johnson is on top of the world. He’s met celebrities, strangers stop “the Cookie Kid” on the street, and he’s even headed to NYC to be in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with his dad. Ellis is ready for his star turn, playing harmonica on national television—until his big break turns into the most embarrassing moment of his life.
Ellis’s confidence bubble has officially burst, and he tries to keep a low profile at school. To make matters worse, Ellis's dad is going gaga for a new girlfriend, and DJ Wishbone is pushed out of his radio station—and takes over Ellis’s place in the store. Can Ellis help those he loves, carve out a place for himself in Dad's new life, and recover his confidence? This charming semi-autobiographic novel proves that anything is possible with good music, good friends, loving family, and great cookies.
Don't miss Ellis's first adventure in Cookies and Milk!