The Magic Fish: A Graphic Novel

The Magic Fish: A Graphic Novel

Created by Trung Le Nguyen
In this gorgeous graphic novel that Entertainment Weekly called "one of the most astounding . . . of the year," fairy tales are the only way one teen boy can express himself to his parents, who are Vietnamese immigrants. But how will he find the words to tell them that he's gay?
Tiến and his mother come from different cultures--she's an immigrant from Vietnam still struggling to learn English; he's been raised in America--but through the fairy tales he checks out from the local library, those differences are erased. But though Tiến's mother's understanding of the language of her adopted homeland continues to improve as they read her tales of love, loss, and travel across distant shores together, there's one conversation that still eludes Tiến--how to come out to her and his father. Is there even a way to explain what he's going through in Vietnamese? And without one, how will his parents ever accept him? This beautifully illustrated graphic novel speaks to the complexity of family, and to the power of stories in bringing us together even when we don't know the right words. "Beautiful, unique." -Entertainment Weekly "A lyrical masterpiece." -BuzzFeed
Ages 12 and up. Grades 7 & Up

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Turtle in Paradise: The Graphic Novel

Turtle in Paradise: The Graphic Novel

Created by Jennifer L. Holm and Savanna Ganucheau
A graphic novel adaptation of the beloved, bestselling Newbery Honor-winning novel.
Eleven-year-old Turtle is smart and tough and has seen enough of the world not to expect a Hollywood ending. After all, it's 1935 and money--and sometimes even dreams--is scarce. So when Turtle's mother gets a job housekeeping for a lady who doesn't like kids, Turtle heads off to Florida to live with relatives. Florida's like nothing Turtle's ever seen before, though. It's full of ragtag boy cousins, family secrets to unravel . . . and even a little bit of fun. Before she knows what's happened, Turtle finds herself coming out of her shell. And as she does, her world opens up in the most unexpected ways. Inspired by family stories, three-time Newbery Honor winner Jennifer L. Holm blends family lore with America's past in this charming gem of a novel, now adapted into graphic novel form by rising star Savanna Ganucheau.
Ages 8 to 12. Grades 6-8

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