Living with Viola
Living with Viola
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Living with Viola

Written by Rosena Fung
Published by Annick Press
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“unforgettable . . . will shake middle grade readers to the core”–School Library Journal, starred review”Beautifully illustrated, relatable, and genuine.” –Molly Brooks, creator of Sanity & Tallulah”Everyone needs to buy this book now. Seriously. Buy it, read it, share it.”–Colleen Nelson, author and teacherHonest and funny, this award-winning graphic novel from a debut creator is a refreshingly real exploration of mental health, cultural differences, and the trials of middle school. Livy is already having trouble fitting in as the new girl at school–and then there’s Viola. Viola is Livy’s anxiety brought to life, a shadowy twin that only Livy can see or hear. Livy tries to push back against Viola’s relentless judgment, but nothing seems to work until she strikes up new friendships at school. Livy hopes that Viola’s days are numbered. But when tensions arise both at home and at school, Viola rears her head stronger than ever. Only when Livy learns how to ask for help and face her anxiety does she finally figure out living with Viola.Rosena Fung draws on her own early experiences with anxiety and the pressures of growing up as the child of Chinese immigrant parents to craft a charming, deeply personal story that combines the poignancy of Raina Telgemeier’s Guts with the wacky humor of Lumberjanes. Exuberant, colorful art brings Livy’s rich imaginative world–filled with everything from sentient dumplings to flying unicorns–to life on the page.

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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    November 30, 2021
    Page Count
    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    8 - 12 years
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    Lexile® Level
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