Tomorrow I’m going to be on a great panel about middle grade graphic novels called: Growing Up Isn’t Always Fun, But These Graphic Novels Are! featuring Sort of Super by ERIC GAPSTUR, and Lightfall: Shadow of The Bird, by TIM PROBERT.
Don’t miss our panel as we talk about our graphic novel debuts and answer questions from the audience about our awesome new titles!
Satuday, May 7th at 3:00pm via Crowdcast
See link below for more information:
Hey City of Austin!
My book MISS QUINCES drops next week, so join me & Varian Johnson in conversation at one of my fave bookstores called BookPeople! Let’s celebrate together :)
Get your tickets today!
Catch me this week at TLA in Fort Worth! I’ll be speaking at some great panels (info below) with fabulous authors in addition to doing author signings :)
I’m so ecstatic to announce that MISS QUINCES was featured on PW’s Summer Reads for 2022 along with a great review for my book:
New Yorker and aspiring graphic novelist Suyapa Gutiérrez, the protagonist of Fajardo’s solo debut, would rather spend her 15th birthday reading manga than dancing in a “weird poofy dress” at a quinceañera. But on a family trip to visit her mother’s family in Honduras, Sue learns that her mother has already planned the celebration—with a pink princess theme—and invited 100 guests. Sue’s beloved artist grandmother proposes a compromise: if Sue has the quinces of her mother’s dreams, she’ll get to attend sleepaway camp with friends. But as the family prepares, her grandmother’s health takes a turn, making for a very different kind of ceremony. Choppy-haired, bespectacled Sue, who prefers black to pink and longs for more independence than her protective parents allow, embodies challenges that will be recognizable to many. Fajardo is sympathetic to the entire extended family: Sue’s parents make concessions to the individual she’s becoming (she receives a pair of construction boots, not pumps, for the celebration’s shoe ceremony), and Sue learns to cherish family tradition en route to appreciating her Honduran heritage. A slightly redundant travelogue, Sue’s creation for class, concludes; Fajardo closes with photos from her own quinces and a glossary. Final art not seen by PW. Ages 8–12. Agent: Linda Camacho, Gallt & Zacker Literary. (May)
I’m just jumping for joy for this review, thank you so much PW!!
MISS QUINCES has received its first starred review from The Horn Book?!
Wow this is such exciting news!
What a huge honor and what a delightful review, thank you so much The Horn Book!
MISS QUINCES is on sale on May 3. You can start reading it here: https://bit.ly/3jxaxSs!