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Awkward / Svetlana Chmakova.

Chmakova, Svetlana 1979- (author,, illustrator.).

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  • 86 of 171 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Silas Bronson Library.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Silas Bronson Library - Waterbury J FIC GN CHMAKOVA, S (Text to phone) 34005126025948 Juvenile Graphic Novel Checked out 08/07/2019
Silas Bronson Library - Waterbury J FIC GN CHMAKOVA, S C2 (Text to phone) 34005145468962 Juvenile Graphic Novel Checked out 08/05/2019

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General Note: Chiefly illustrations.
Text in English.
Nutmeg Award Winner, Intermediate, 2019.
Nutmeg Award Nominee, Teen, 2019.
Summary, etc.: After shunning Jaime, the school nerd, on her first day at a new middle school, Penelope Torres tries to blend in with her new friends in the art club, until the art club goes to war with the science club, of which Jaime is a member.
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Text in English.
Awards Note:
Nutmeg Award Winner, Intermediate, 2019.
Nutmeg Award Nominee, Teen, 2019.
Subject: Graphic novels
Popularity Fiction
Clubs Fiction
Schools Fiction
Middle schools Fiction
Popularity Juvenile fiction
Clubs Juvenile fiction
Schools Juvenile fiction
Middle schools Juvenile fiction
Genre: Graphic novels.

Syndetic Solutions - School Library Journal Review for ISBN Number 9780316381321
Awkward
Awkward
by Chmakova, Svetlana
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Awkward

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Gr 5 Up-Flawed protagonist Peppi is fantastically imperfect in this middle school graphic novel. She is the new girl at Berrybrook Middle School and is having a hard time fitting in because of her struggles with social anxiety. The work opens with the young teen pushing away the first person who tries to help her, Jaime, and it only gets more awkward from there. A feud between Peppi's after-school art club and Jaime's science club springs up. Can the two groups stop fighting long enough to earn a spot in the school fair? Will Peppi overcome her social anxiety and apologize to Jaime? Will any of them feel comfortable enough in their own skins to have a good school year? The story is told with a clear, believable voice. Diversity is reflected in this average middle school setting, and there are characters from a variety of ethnicities and are differently abled. Chmakova is an adept storyteller and organically incorporates messages of kindness and understanding without being preachy. The placement of the text and images were carefully considered. The illustrations and lettering are playful, bright, and fun, in keeping with the tone of the work. Readers will connect with the relatable, complex characters. VERDICT A superb graphic novel that authentically depicts the naturally awkward adolescent years.-Julie Zimmerman, Brooklyn Public Library © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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