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Manu: A Graphic Novel

Manu: A Graphic Novel

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A funny and heartwarming middle-grade graphic novel adventure about friendship, defying expectations, and finding your place.

Manu and her best friend, Josefina, live at a magical school for girls, and Manu is always getting into trouble. The headmistress believes that Manu has the potential to help people with her magic, but Manu would rather have fun than fall in line. One day, a prank goes seriously wrong, and Josefina gets angry and wishes for Manu's magic to disappear... and it does. Manu uses a dangerous spell to restore it, but it makes her magic too powerful and nearly impossible to control. Great power comes at a cost, and it may be a price that Manu isn't able to pay!

Author: Kelly Fernández
Publisher: Graphix
Published: 11/02/2021
Pages: 192
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.32lbs
Size: 9.06h x 6.06w x 0.94d
ISBN: 9781338264197
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 2.5
Point Value: 1
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 514586 / Manu!!

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 07/01/2021 pg. 62
Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2021
Publishers Weekly 10/18/2021 pg. 1
School Library Journal 12/01/2021 pg. 92

About the Author
Kelly Fernández makes comics that are inspired by her daily experiences, Dominican heritage, and American culture. Her work has been featured in comics anthologies, and she won a Chicago Alternative Comics Expo Cupcake Award for her minicomic Cuidando. Kelly is a winner of the Get Published by Graphix contest, and Manu is her debut graphic novel. She lives in Queens, New York, and you can visit her online at

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