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LAURA DEAN KEEPS BREAKING UP WITH ME by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell

LAURA DEAN KEEPS BREAKING UP WITH ME

THIS WAS OUR PACT

 

 

 

 

 

 

and THIS WAS OUR PACT by Ryan Andrews

were featured on Summer 2019 Kids’ Indie Next List– “Inspired Recommendations for Kids from Indie Booksellers.”

LAURA DEAN KEEPS BREAKING UP WITH ME appeared on The AV Club, an online newspaper and entertainment website with all of the latest in pop culture news. The piece is a “Big Issues” feature on the graphic novel as well as First Second and the rise of queer romance in YA comics. It can be viewed here.

LAURA DEAN KEEPS BREAKING UP WITH ME has also appeared in the following:

THIS WAS OUR PACT bwill be featured in The New York Time Book Review‘s print issue on June 9 and it also appears in BookRiot‘s Spring 2019 Graphic Novels Round Up

BE PREPARED by Vera Brosgol,

BE PREPARED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER by Jen Wang,

THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCIENCE COMICS: ROBOTS AND DRONES by Mairghread Scott,

Science Comics - Robots & Drones

and SPEAK: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL by Laurie Halse Anderson

SPEAK

 

 

 

 

were voted onto the 2019 ILA Young Adults’ Choices Readers List.

 

And BE PREPARED and SPEAK received the most votes!

 

Reviews:

STARGAZING

Jen Wang; First Second; 224 pages; September 2019STARGAZING

“Plumbing the depths of Wang’s childhood for inspiration, this rich, heart-filled narrative will resonate with any reader who has ever felt different within their community.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

 

 

 

 

 

 

★  THIS WAS OUR PACT

Ryan Andrews; First Second; 336 pages; June 2019

THIS WAS OUR PACT

 

“Picaresque episodes and a dreamlike resolution conjure a giddy sensation, like staying up all night.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

 

“Who ends up breaking the pact and who doesn’t is only one element of this richly imagined and complexly emotional story that would be spoiled by too thorough a plot summary, though the story’s power rests less in surprise than in the moment-to-moment unfolding of the journey.” —Booklist, starred review

“For readers who want an escapist fantasy with a light touch. Hand this title to fans of whimsical or unpredictable adventures such as Neil Gaiman’s Fortunately, the Milk or Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time.” — School Library Journal, starred review

BEST FRIENDS

 BEST FRIENDS

Shannon Hale; illustrated by LeUyen Pham; First Second; 256 pages; August 2019

“This glimpse into middle school is insightful, introspective, and important.” —Kirkus, starred review

 

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