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Title:
Junior High drama : a graphic novel
ISBN:
9781496547125
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Publication Information:
North Mankato, Minnesota : Stone Arch Books, [2019]

©2019.
Physical Description:
223 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
Welcome to Memorial Middle School, where drama fills the classrooms and follows students home on the bus. Social awkwardness. Mean girls. Hallway gossip. It's all part of life in junior high, but maybe it helps to know you aren't alone. Can Lucia avoid the boy-girl party? Will Kamilla overcome her self-consciousness and try out for the play? Can Allie keep anyone from finding out her secret? Told in graphic formal, Junior High Drama shows that while you can't escape the drama, you can certainly survive it.
Audience:
Grades 3-6.
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Summary

Welcome to Memorial Middle School, where drama fills the classrooms and follows students home on the bus. Social awkwardness. Mean girls. Hallway gossip. It's all part of life in junior high, but maybe it helps to know you aren't alone. Can Lucia avoid the boy-girl party? Will Kamilla overcome her self-consciousness and try out for the play? Can Allie keep anyone from finding out her secret? Told in graphic formal, Junior High Drama shows that while you can't escape the drama, you can certainly survive it.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-Four stories follow the girls at Memorial Middle School as they deal with bullying, self-esteem, and more. In "The School Musical Meltdown," vocalist Kamilla is torn between her desire to shine in the spotlight and her self-consciousness about her weight. "The Middle School Mean Queens" sees Lilly befriend the coolest girls in school, only for them to turn on her. "The Runaround Rumor" centers on track star Allie, who becomes mired in gossip when, out of embarrassment, she lies to hide her new diabetes diagnosis. Finally, in "The First-Date Dilemma," Lucia feels out of place among her boy-obsessed friends. However, when she meets a guy who shares her love of reading and nature, she starts to reconsider her views. Sensitive and never preachy, this work focuses on the very real problems young teens face. Each tale ends with facts about the issue covered and an interview with the character. Complex, flawed characters learn through experience and the support of family and friends. The cast is diverse and realistically depicted, and the art is expressive, with a palette of pinks and purples. VERDICT With its mix of wisdom and fun, this title will be a hit with most middle grade readers.-Lara Goldstein, -Orange County Public Libraries, NC © Copyright 2019. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

From the author of the Power Pack series comes a book of comics vignettes that will help any preteen get ready for junior high and beyond. The short, thoughtful stories tackle many of the pitfalls of school, such as bullying, body acceptance, dating, living with diabetes, and more. Even though each story has its own focus, many different topics are discussed throughout the entire book. Featuring a diverse set of characters, Simonson's stories show readers how to work through difficult situations with friends and family while staying above all the drama. Illustrator Cho uses large panels with easy-to-read thought and speech bubbles to keep each story moving apace. The characters are incredibly expressive, and the coloring is muted and pleasing. Each story ends with inspirational quotes as well as facts and figures to help readers navigate the complexities of growing up. Comics fans getting ready to leave elementary school and who need guidance and advice will appreciate these empowering tales presented in a fun and engaging form.--Traci Glass Copyright 2019 Booklist