Six year old Siena is told that it was impossible to fix her flat feet but as a last effort she and her mother enrolled her into ballet. Siena soon became entranced with dancing and it soon completely shapes her personal and family's life. Every waking moment is given to dance, which brought her continuous new experiences and introduced her to new people. Though eventually Siena has to give up dance because of severe injuries, the influence of dance on her life and life's perspective…
Meet Chloe Sacks: Thoughtful, artistic, and a junior at Georgia O'Keeffe School for the Arts, nicknamed "Fashion High" for its trendy student body. Along with her best friends, Erika, Isabel, and MacKenzie, she's looking forward to a sparkling year of parties and romance. And it is an eventful year. But not quite what she expected. Who'd have thought that falling in love would be such a disaster? (less)
Gr 4 Up–This captivating graphic memoir includes several vignettes about Liu and her little sister growing up in Wuhan, China, following the death of Chairman Mao in 1976. Child-focused episodes and engaging, varied artwork incorporate traditional symbols and cultural details with the realities of modern urbanized life. A perfect blend of pictures and narrative. (Sept.)
Graphic novel star Kazu Kibuishi creates a world of terrible, man-eating demons, a mechanical rabbit, a giant robot---and two ordinary children on a life-or-death mission. After the tragic death of their father, Emily and Navin move with their mother to the home of her deceased great-grandfather, but the strange house proves to be dangerous. Amulet series.
Graphic novels have found a place on library shelves but many librarians struggle to move this expanding body of intellectual, aesthetic, and entertaining literature into the mainstream of library materials. This guide includes A short course in graphic novels, along with reading lists and professional tools Tips on advising graphic novel readers on what to read next Suggestions for introducing graphic novels to those patrons unacquainted with them