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Music In My Heart: My Journey with Melody

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What would it be like if a girl suddenly found herself in Melody Ellison's world in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s? Together, she and Melody could speak up about fairness, join a demonstration, volunteer with a civil rights group, or even use her voice to sing backup for a Motown musician! Readers' journey back in time can take whatever twists and turn What would it be like if a girl suddenly found herself in Melody Ellison's world in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s? Together, she and Melody could speak up about fairness, join a demonstration, volunteer with a civil rights group, or even use her voice to sing backup for a Motown musician! Readers' journey back in time can take whatever twists and turns they choose, as they select from a variety of exciting options in this multiple-ending story.


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What would it be like if a girl suddenly found herself in Melody Ellison's world in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s? Together, she and Melody could speak up about fairness, join a demonstration, volunteer with a civil rights group, or even use her voice to sing backup for a Motown musician! Readers' journey back in time can take whatever twists and turn What would it be like if a girl suddenly found herself in Melody Ellison's world in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s? Together, she and Melody could speak up about fairness, join a demonstration, volunteer with a civil rights group, or even use her voice to sing backup for a Motown musician! Readers' journey back in time can take whatever twists and turns they choose, as they select from a variety of exciting options in this multiple-ending story.

30 review for Music In My Heart: My Journey with Melody

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jessa

    I love the concept of these. I would have loved an American Girl choose your own adventure as a girl, although the lack of imminent death in these certainly lowers the stakes. There also are really only a couple of choices you can make. Honestly, though, the only thing that really bothered me is that the book assumes the reader is white. I couldn't get past that assumption. White should not be the default reader... I love the concept of these. I would have loved an American Girl choose your own adventure as a girl, although the lack of imminent death in these certainly lowers the stakes. There also are really only a couple of choices you can make. Honestly, though, the only thing that really bothered me is that the book assumes the reader is white. I couldn't get past that assumption. White should not be the default reader...

  2. 5 out of 5

    QNPoohBear

    Unnamed main character is grumpy about taking piano lessons. Her teacher tells her to find her passion, but how can she when she's stuck playing boring old classical music? When her piano teacher assigns her new music for the recital in 2 weeks, she initially panics but discovers the new music reminds her of the Gospel songs she and her Grammy used to sing at church. She discovers a passion for the new music and it takes her back ... all the way to 1964 where she meets Melody. You can then choos Unnamed main character is grumpy about taking piano lessons. Her teacher tells her to find her passion, but how can she when she's stuck playing boring old classical music? When her piano teacher assigns her new music for the recital in 2 weeks, she initially panics but discovers the new music reminds her of the Gospel songs she and her Grammy used to sing at church. She discovers a passion for the new music and it takes her back ... all the way to 1964 where she meets Melody. You can then choose which direction to take. Some of the stories rehash the same things that happen in the first two books, though this one takes place just after that in August 1964. The theme running throughout is lift your voice and sing. The message is to find your passion and use your voice to help others. Some of the story threads are about Motown, some are about fighting injustice and the online choice is about attending the Emancipation Celebration in Canada. I think this book was written very recently from some of the references. That makes it very timely so if girls today are aware of the news, they'll be able to understand and relate to the plots. The writing is OK- better in parts than others but I didn't feel like this book was anything special or new to add to Melody's story. The one part I did like was that it followed through on Val's family's search for a new home and what happens next. The thing I liked most was spending time with Melody and her warm, loving family and how "you" and Melody click instantly and become good friends and how "you" become part of the family in a realistic way. I didn't find that part of some of the other stories plausible.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Mije

  4. 4 out of 5

    Sofia Halling

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    Augusta

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    Dawn

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    Mia

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    Erica

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    Rachel Nathan

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    Altynay Elizabeth

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    Julia Hughes

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    Sophia

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    Rebecca

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    Alexia

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    Jenny

  16. 4 out of 5

    PottWab Regional Library

    SM

  17. 4 out of 5

    Ruth

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    Sienna Watkins

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    Michelle Kellander

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    Amanda Kay

  21. 5 out of 5

    Susan

  22. 4 out of 5

    _bookworm

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    Sara

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    Ella

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    Allison

  26. 4 out of 5

    Ellen

  27. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Jones

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    Katie

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    Michelle stalter

  30. 4 out of 5

    Katie

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