The Startup Squad (Hardcover)
Face the Music
Imprint, 9781250180452, 192pp.
Publication Date: May 5, 2020
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Girls mean business in The Startup Squad: Face the Music, the second novel in the series, which Kirkus Reviews calls “an enjoyable and diverse story highlighting friendship, entrepreneurship, and perseverance.”
Harriet’s brothers are hoping to enter a local battle of the bands. Winning could get them on a reality TV show! But low funds have left them without even a working guitar. The Startup Squad jumps into action—and quickly pulls together a plan to sell T-shirts to raise money.
The girls have a lot of great ideas—until everything starts to go wrong. When all the problems start turning disappointed fans into an angry mob, the girls realize they have to get back into the groove before the band members—and the Startup Squad—break up for good!
Each book in this middle-grade series by Brian Weisfeld and Nicole C. Kear also features tips for kids starting or running their first businesses, plus a profile of a real-life tween girl CEO.
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“Filled with flawed characters and moments of growth, including lessons on trial and error, practicing customer service, and learning from mistakes, this drama-filled, fast-paced, entertaining read places friendship and hard work at its heart.” —Kirkus Reviews
Praise for The Startup Squad:
"An inspiring story about entrepreneurial girls. I loved this story of girls finding their way in the world of entrepreneurship."
—Ann M. Martin, author of the Baby-Sitters Club series and Newbery Honor winner A Corner of the Universe
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About the Author
Nicole C. Kear grew up in New York City, where she still lives, with her husband, three firecracker kids and a ridiculously fluffy hamster. She's written lots of essays and a memoir, Now I See You, for grownups; and The Fix-It Friends series and Foreverland for kids. She also co-wrote The Startup Squad series with Brian Weisfeld. She has a bunch of fancy, boring diplomas, and one red clown nose from circus school. Seriously.
Praise For The Startup Squad: Face the Music…
Praise for The Startup Squad:
"The Startup Squad encourages girls to dream big, work hard, and rely on each other to make good things happen. It teaches them how to succeed—and reminds all of us that girls mean business!"
—Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and founder of LeanIn.Org and OptionB.Org
“A great read that is fast-paced, fun, and empowering. The Startup Squad comes complete with a treasure trove of tips for starting a business.”
—Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal-winning author of The One and Only Ivan
“A refreshing depiction of drama turned positive, this series opener is perfect for young entrepreneurs.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Teamwork and friendship are at the fore of this business-savvy series, which will hold particular appeal for girls struggling to find ways for their ideas to bloom.” —Booklist