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Introducing the 2024 PJ Our Way National Design Team!

Introducing the 2024 PJ Our Way National Design Team!

Out of dozens of applications for this year’s PJ Our Way National Design Team, we selected 16 outstanding kids who will create video trailers, reviews, and blog posts for the books on the PJ Our Way website. Learn more about them now, then stay tuned for their awesome projects!

Ashira from the PJ Our Way National Design Team 2024

Ashira

Age 10, California

Ashira loves singing, acting, dancing, and making videos. She enjoys being with her friends, and she also likes to bake. Ashira is excited and honored to be on the PJ Our Way National Design Team.

PJ Our Way Book Recommendation: Becoming Brianna


Avery from the PJ Our Way National Design Team 2024

Avery

Age 10, Ohio

Avery is ten years old in the fourth grade. She likes reading, writing, sleeping, drawing, texting, the holidays, her bed, her pen named Sir Timothy the Fourth, animals, stargazing, nature, the TV and peace. She is overjoyed and honored to be on the PJ Our Way National Design Team!!!

PJ Our Way Book Recommendation: The British Escape


Bayla from the PJ Our Way National Design Team 2024

Bayla

Age 10, Maryland

Bayla is in 5th grade and she has 2 younger siblings. She enjoys acting, reading, singing, dancing, basketball, writing, and playing with friends and family! She cannot wait for this year’s national design team!!!

PJ Our Way Book Recommendation: 12 Before 13


David from the PJ Our Way National Design Team 2024

David

Age 11, Massachusetts

David speaks English and Hebrew. His hobbies include building with Lego and drumming, graphic design and video editing. And he loves reading books!

PJ Our Way Book Recommendation: The $150,000 Rugelach


Ella from the PJ Our Way National Design Team 2024

Ella

Age 12, Pennsylvania

Sixth-grader Ella loves reading, writing, and pasta! She’s the oldest of four kids, and her favorite Jewish holiday is Passover.

PJ Our Way Book Recommendation: The Kindness Club: Chloe on the Bright Side


Enzo from the PJ Our Way National Design Team 2024

Enzo

Age 10, Connecticut

Enzo likes baking, making his own recipes, and all things food. He also likes taekwondo, skateboarding, writing stories, playing video games, and playing many other games as well. He was overjoyed when he got the acceptance letter for the PJ Our Way National Design Team.

PJ Our Way Book Recommendation: Becoming Brianna


Hallie from the PJ Our Way National Design Team 2024

Hallie

Connecticut

Hallie reads a lot and loves making videos about art, making slime, and more. In school, she loves math and science. Outside of school, she plays field hockey, basketball, and tennis, and takes sewing and dance classes. Hallie also likes acting!

PJ Our Way Book Recommendation: The Kindness Club: Chloe on the Bright Side


Joseph from the PJ Our Way National Design Team 2024

Joseph

Age 11, Illinois

Joseph is in 5th grade. He likes reading, math, and all sports but baseball is his favorite. He is honored and excited to be on the PJ Our Way National Design Team.

PJ Our Way Book Recommendation: Ben’s Bonkers Bar Mitzvah


Mabel from the PJ Our Way National Design Team 2024

Mabel

Age 9, North Carolina

Mabel is a 4th grader in Raleigh, NC. She enjoys acting, reading, writing, and singing. Mabel plays the piano and trombone. She has two goats and two dogs.

PJ Our Way Book Recommendation: Not Your All-American Girl


Maya from the PJ Our Way National Design Team 2024

Maya

Age 9, British Columbia

Maya is nine years old and lives in Canada. She loves creative writing and making videos.

PJ Our Way Book Recommendation: How to Find What You’re Not Looking For


Maya from the PJ Our Way National Design Team 2024

Maya

Age 9, Washington, DC

Maya is in 4th grade and loves reading, baking banana bread, and going to art class. She also enjoys tennis, piano, and dancing. Maya can't wait to read new books and write reviews for the design team this year!

PJ Our Way Book Recommendation: Lucky Broken Girl


Nili from the PJ Our Way National Design Team 2024

Nili

Age 10, Michigan

Nili is 10 years old and loves to read and dance. Her favorite colors are light pink, light blue, and light purple.

PJ Our Way Book Recommendation: Noah Green Saves the World


Razele from the PJ Our Way National Design Team 2024

Razele

Age 11, Texas

Razele has her own graphic design business and loves to read!

PJ Our Way Book Recommendation: Shield of the Maccabees


Riel from the PJ Our Way National Design Team 2024

Riel

Age 10, New York

Riel loves comedy, art, and engineering. He’s excited to share his love of books with other kids!

PJ Our Way Book Recommendation: Chunky


Rosie from the PJ Our Way National Design Team 2024

Rosie

Age 10, Oregon

Rosie is a 5th grader and she LOVES to read! She also loves to write, run, swim, go to school, and spend time with family, friends, and little cousins.

PJ Our Way Book Recommendation: Lucky Broken Girl


Theo from the PJ Our Way National Design Team 2024

Theo

Age 10, Washington

Theo is in the 5th grade. He loves Pokemon, such as Charizard, and he plays Dungeons & Dragons, trumpet, and Pokemon Trading Card Game.

PJ Our Way Book Recommendation: The Rookie Bookie


Do you share a hobby with one of this year’s design team members? Let us know in the comments!
Interested in getting involved? Check out PJ Our Way’s National Advisory Committee!

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May 07, 2024 @ 1:24PM

Strawberry2014

Congrats 👏 🎉 I have so much in common with the girls!

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May 02, 2024 @ 11:37AM

Mack88

Why don't PJ send hard cover books? Is it to much money, or what?!

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May 01, 2024 @ 9:09PM

specialartgirl12

I have many things in common with all of the design team! We're all so much alike! I have most of the books that they recommend. Congrats on becoming the design team!

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May 01, 2024 @ 8:21PM

ExplodingKittens

I LOVE art, drawing, acting and math!!!

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May 01, 2024 @ 6:06PM

ChickadeeLY

What about the advisory committee...?

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May 01, 2024 @ 12:02PM

Mack88

I LOVE keeper of the lost cities!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm on book 8. Finally a person who likes keeper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Apr 10, 2024 @ 9:14PM

gaj23

Has anyone ever read Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger??? It is a amazing series I'm on book 7.

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May 01, 2024 @ 12:10PM

Mack88

I meant to put my thing as a reply.

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Apr 07, 2024 @ 3:46PM

LilDoggy

Cool

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Apr 07, 2024 @ 3:46PM

LilDoggy

But I do like a lot of things you do

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Apr 07, 2024 @ 3:46PM

LilDoggy

I'm only 10

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Apr 07, 2024 @ 3:45PM

LilDoggy

Cool

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Apr 07, 2024 @ 3:20PM

DrDee

Wow!! Congratulations to the Design Team!!! 🎉🥳🎉🥳🎉

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Apr 20, 2024 @ 10:41PM

348838285

Yeah, Congratulations Design Team :)

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May 06, 2024 @ 5:27PM

appleofmyeye

Yes! Congratulations!

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Mar 22, 2024 @ 1:31PM

LilAsh

I love animals especially kittens like my kitten Violet and I like art

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Mar 25, 2024 @ 7:30PM

348838285

You are very lucky to have a kitten! I really want a kitten :)

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May 01, 2024 @ 8:23PM

ExplodingKittens

SSSSSSOOOOOOOOOO cute! I LOVE kittens!

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Mar 15, 2024 @ 3:37PM

SarahGraceB

I like to read, sing, and act!

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May 01, 2024 @ 8:23PM

ExplodingKittens

SAME!!!

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Mar 01, 2024 @ 6:49PM

TerrificTT

Yes, MBPJ4 I like art.You like art too Duggos? i'm 12 also!!!

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Feb 10, 2024 @ 2:43PM

OwlBunny

I also like pokemon like you Theo!

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Mar 05, 2024 @ 4:11PM

ObieP914

Same!

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Feb 04, 2024 @ 12:42AM

swimgurl13

Wow great Job

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Feb 02, 2024 @ 1:35PM

Star345

Cool!

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Feb 01, 2024 @ 4:53PM

Seb1115

I LOVE to read too!!!

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Apr 07, 2024 @ 3:43PM

LilDoggy

Me too!!

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Jan 10, 2024 @ 6:31PM

Tsetseg

I share a hobby with Hallie, Rosie, Ashira and Razele. My hobbies are art, reading, writing, math, science and anime.

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Jan 10, 2024 @ 6:22PM

Tsetseg

Have you ever read Refugee??? It's SO good!!!

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Jan 12, 2024 @ 6:09PM

Duggos

I had to read it for my schools summer reading and I was surprised by how good it was

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Jan 10, 2024 @ 6:20PM

Tsetseg

I like drawing, books, Sanrio, Hatsune Miku and more!

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Jan 11, 2024 @ 8:04PM

348838285

OMG! I love drawing and reading AND I really like Sanrio!!!!

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Jan 17, 2024 @ 11:56AM

DrDee

Me too!!!

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Jan 03, 2024 @ 4:49PM

eviepj

I love acting and reading like Ashira, Bayla, Mabel, Avery, Ella, Joseph, Maya, Nili, Razele, Rosie,

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Jan 08, 2024 @ 7:30PM

rocketreader

SAME!!!

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Jan 10, 2024 @ 6:18PM

Tsetseg

I do to!

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Jan 10, 2024 @ 6:32PM

Tsetseg

What I meant to say was "I do too!"

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Jan 10, 2024 @ 8:16PM

348838285

I must agree that acting is pretty much cool!

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Jan 17, 2024 @ 11:55AM

DrDee

I agree with you 348838285!!

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Jan 24, 2024 @ 7:56PM

348838285

Yes! Thank you DrDee! Also I really like making videos. Have you ever been in the Pj our way talking about books and stuff?

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Mar 05, 2024 @ 4:13PM

ObieP914

Reading is the best

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Apr 10, 2024 @ 9:21PM

gaj23

Yes

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Jan 03, 2024 @ 2:26PM

348838285

I share a hobby with 3 kids. Nili, Maya (the one that lives in Canada) and Ella! But I don't think I know what creative writing it...

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Jan 24, 2024 @ 9:39PM

Duggos

It’s like when you just write without an assignment or anything and it’s usually fiction.

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Jan 02, 2024 @ 6:51PM

MBPJ4

I share a hobby with 4 kids Ashira,Bayla,Hallie,and Mabel. I also love to read

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Jan 02, 2024 @ 3:46PM

ArtBear0106

It was super creative to name a pen Sir Timothy the Fourth!

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Jan 08, 2024 @ 7:31PM

rocketreader

TOTALLY!

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Jan 01, 2024 @ 5:22PM

Booklover329

I can't wait to be part of the design team!! -Nili

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Jan 02, 2024 @ 6:56PM

MBPJ4

I am a book lover too! 🟦 🟪 Sorry there's no pink😕

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Jan 03, 2024 @ 5:57PM

Booklover329

It's fine.

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Jan 05, 2024 @ 9:13PM

348838285

I love books very much too! 📚

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Jan 01, 2024 @ 3:54PM

TerrificTT

I share a hobby with 3 kids; Hallie,Avery,Riel!!

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Jan 02, 2024 @ 6:53PM

MBPJ4

Let me guess you like art?🎨🖌️🖼️👩‍🎨

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Jan 12, 2024 @ 6:11PM

Duggos

I also love art!🎨🖌️

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Feb 11, 2024 @ 8:33AM

AwesomePerson1

I love art. I feel like everyone who responded has like 100 things in common with me.

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Feb 14, 2024 @ 9:40PM

Duggos

Same Though only one is 12 like me:(

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