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Flipping Forward Twisting Backward

It’s getting closer to the release of FLIPPING FORWARD TWISTING BACKWARD by Alma Fullerton. I’m excited to be on the Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours.

Check out my post and be sure to enter the giveaway! 

About The Book

flipping forward twisting Backward book cover


Author: Alma Fullerton

Publication Date: August 2, 2022

Publisher: Peachtree

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 144

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&NiBooks, KoboTBD,

A high-energy novel in verse starring a fifth grader who is almost as devoted to competitive gymnastics as she is to hiding her poor reading skills. What happens when Claire’s secret starts unraveling?
Claire is by far the best gymnast on her team, and she’s well on her way to qualifying for the state championships. The gym is where Claire shines. But at school, she’s known as a troublemaker. She seems to spend more time in the office than in class—which is fine with her since it enables her to hide the fact that she can’t read. She has never been able to make sense of the wobbling jumble of letters on a page. No one except her BFF knows.
But when a sympathetic principal wonders if Claire is acting out because she’s dyslexic, her mother balks. She’s afraid Claire will be labeled “stupid” and refuses testing. Claire has always assumed she’s dumb; she never imagined her reading problem could have a solution. Is she strong enough to take on both her reading challenges and her mother’s denial? Is it worth jeopardizing her spot in qualifiers?
Told in clear and poignant verse and featuring black and white illustrations, Claire’s struggle with something that seems to come easily to everyone else will resonate with readers and have them cheering her on.


I can’t wait for Flipping Forward Twisting Backword to be released next week. This wonderful book will inspire so many children who have a problem reading. Wait… how are they going to read it? This is a great way for parents and children to work together to recognize a challenge or read together for practice. Other children may notice the struggles and reach out to make a lifelong difference in someone’s life.

About the Author

Alma Fullerton couldn’t read until she was in the fourth grade. Today she works with students who have learning disabilities. She is the author of several middle grade and young adult novels that garnered acclaim and awards in her native Canada. Alma is also the author/illustrator of several picture books. She is on faculty with the Highlights Foundation for teaching novel in verse writing and is an RA for SCBWI’s Canada East region. 

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Flipping Forward Twisting Backward Giveaway

1 winner will receive a finished copy of FLIPPING FORWARD TWISTING BACKWARD, US Only.

Enter HERE and GOOD LUCK to you!

Tour Schedule – Flipping Forward Twisting Backward

Week One:

7/25/2022#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog
7/26/2022The Paperback Princess
7/26/2022Kait Plus Books
7/27/2022One More Exclamation 
7/27/2022Two Chicks on Books
7/28/2022Rajiv’s Reviews
7/28/2022BookHounds YA 

Week Two:

8/1/2022Strange Brew Reviews
8/2/2022celiamcmahonreads on insta
8/3/2022Little Red Reads
8/4/2022Two Points of Interest
8/5/2022A Backwards Story 
8/5/2022The Momma Spot

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