Say hello to “Bix”, star of my newest book!

Miss Popular Steals the Show: Girls in Wheelchairs Rule!

Miss Popular Steals the Show: Girls in Wheelchairs Rule!

How far will Bix go to be popular?
A delightful and humorous diary account from “Bix,” a plain Jane from a struggling family trying to outdo and steal the third-grade classroom stage from Valerie, whose mother is a famous author. Miss Popular may be a wheelchair-user, but she knows how to charm the classroom, and her pink bejeweled wheelchair rules. In a pique of frustration, Bix resorts to lies to steal the limelight from Miss Popular. She also announces that she will be having a puppy shower, and everyone except Miss Popular is invited. Can Bix pull it off?

Readers will:

  • Learn the importance of honesty
  • Discover that being loved and being popular are not the same thing
  • Find out how even a small act of kindness pays big dividends
  • Learn how to rise above circumstances to be a better person

“Jewel Kats does it again! She has the ability to shine a light on disabilities with characters that empower and inspire! And she does it in way that entertains thoroughly! Her optimism and sense of fun explode on every page!”
–Dan Parent, Archie Comics

Miss Popular is a testament to young girls everywhere: guiding them through the issues of popularity, honesty and the fun of life! Jewel Kats has created a character that I would have loved to be my friend when I was a third-grader! Spectacular in every way!”
–Robin Marvel, author of Awakening Consciousness: A Girl’s Guide!

Learn more at
from Marvelous Spirit Press
Juvenile Fiction : Social Issues – Special Needs


  1. Just going to get my review done, well written. I enjoyed your blog and the side bar. Keep doing reviews…outstanding.

    • To be honest when I bought this book I have a plan to give them to a local place for kids to read or for their parents to read to them. After reading one book I was hooked because of the many forms of disables Jewel Kats brings to life. The book “Miss Popular Steal the Show” is a girl who lives in a wheel chair. What I like is the Diary! So right from the start of the book, it teaches children that it is okay to write out your feelings of things that bother you. When I grew up my mom found my diary and that is not right that she read it! This book will have a humorous flow, teaches about being honest. I know today in the 21st century we have “groups” in each level of grade we go through, like jocks, geeks, Goth, and what have you…but Kats will show you that disabilities are a blessing in disguise and kindness is better than lies. If you are a 2nd or 3rd grader, this is a great book! Highly recommend for the easy to read and quality of photos. © 2016 Jackie Paulson
      Just posted it to Amazon and thank you for helping me as I have a sister with a disability and it’s not easy as we all get older. I appreciate your heart felt concerns as you write your books to learning purposes.

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