The Tryout by Christina Soontornvat and Joanna Cacao

The Tryout by Christina Soontornvat and illustrated by Joanna Cacao

When cheerleading tryouts are announced, Christina and her best friend, Megan, literally jump at the chance to join the squad. As two of the only kids of color in the school, they have always yearned to fit in-and the middle school cheerleaders are popular and accepted by everyone. But will the girls survive the terrifying tryouts, with their whole grade watching? And will their friendship withstand the pressures of competition?

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism
  • Bullying