A young girl in middle school will do whatever it takes to meet her favorite author--even if it means joining her school band! A contemporary graphic novel about making your dream come true--and the friends you make along the way. When Scout learns that her favorite author is doing an exclusive autograph session at the end of the year, she's determined to be there! She officially needs a plan...and when she finds out that her school's band is heading to the same location for their annual trip, an idea takes shape. Being a band kid can't be that hard, right? As it turns out, learning how to play an instrument when you can't even read music is much, much, MUCH tougher than expected. And it's even harder for Scout when her friends aren't on board with her new hobby. Will she be able to master the trombone, make new band friends, and get to her favorite author's book signing? Tackling everything seems like a challenge for a supergenius superfriend supermusician--and she's just Scout.
Author: Jade Armstrong Publisher: Random House Graphic Published: 04/05/2022 Pages: 272 Binding Type: Hardcover Weight: 1.35lbs Size: 8.10h x 5.60w x 1.20d ISBN: 9780593176238 Audience: Ages 9-12
Review Citation(s): Kirkus Reviews 02/01/2022 Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2022 Publishers Weekly 02/21/2022 pg. 198 Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 05/01/2022
About the Author Jade Armstrong is a non-binary cartoonist who was raised in Almonte, Ontario. They studied at GTA, where they focused on animation and then were employed as a background painter for George Elliott Animation. They are a member of the comics collective Hello Boyfriend, where they work with their friends creating more zines and short comics. Scout Is Not a Band Kid is Jade's debut graphic novel. You can find them online at @jelajade.