Twins: A Graphic Novel, 1

Twins: A Graphic Novel, 1

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Coretta Scott King Honor author Varian Johnson teams up with rising cartoonist Shannon Wright for a delightful middle-grade graphic novel

Maureen and Francine Carter are twins and best friends. They participate in the same clubs, enjoy the same foods, and are partners on all their school projects. But just before the girls start sixth grade, Francine becomes Fran -- a girl who wants to join the chorus, run for class president, and dress in fashionable outfits that set her apart from Maureen. A girl who seems happy to share only two classes with her sister Maureen and Francine are growing apart and there's nothing Maureen can do to stop it. Are sisters really forever? Or will middle school change things for good?

Author: Varian Johnson
Publisher: Graphix
Published: 10/06/2020
Pages: 256
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.92lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.50w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9781338236132
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 2.9
Point Value: 1
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 509277 / Twins


Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 09/01/2020 pg. 118
School Library Journal 10/01/2020 pg. 79
Publishers Weekly 10/26/2020
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2020 pg. 102
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2020 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style

About the Author
Varian Johnson is the author of several novels for children and young adults, including The Parker Inheritance, which won both Coretta Scott King Author Honor and Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor awards, The Great Greene Heist, an ALA Notable Children's book, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book, and a Texas Library Association Lone Star List selection, and the graphic novel Twins co-created with Shannon Wright, an NPR Best Book. He lives with his family near Austin, Texas. You can visit him on the web at varianjohnson.com and @varianjohnson.
Shannon Wright is an illustrator and cartoonist based in Richmond, Virginia. She has illustrated two picture books, My Mommy Medicine by Edwidge Danticat and I'm Gonna Push Through by Jasmyn Wright. She also provided the cover art for Betty Before X by Ilyasah Shabazz and Renée Watson, and Strange Birds: A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers by Celia C. Pérez. Shannon graduated with a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she co-teaches a comics course during the summer. To learn more, visit her online at shannon-wright.com.