Hello everyone! We are so happy and excited to announce the tour for the middle grade graphic novel, Picture Day by Sarah Sax. We have limited physical copies available for US residents and digital copies (Netgalley) for anyone in the US, Canada or International.
Genre: Middle Grade Graphic Novel
Publishing date: June 27th, 2023
Everyone knows the most stressful day of middle school is picture day ! And that’s exactly where this yearbook-worthy graphic novel series opener with reinventing yourself, drama, popularity, and the friends who see you through.
Seventh-grader Viv never looks forward to picture day. It’s just another day where she wears a boring braid and no one notices her. (Her two best friends, Milo and Al, don’t count, of course.)
But enough is enough. This year, she’s taking matters into her own hands. Literally. Viv grabs a pair of scissors, her phone for live-streaming, and, well, bye-bye braid.
Suddenly Viv is an over-night influencer at Brinkley Middle School. Everyone wants her help planning their next big moment—from haircuts, to dance proposals, activist rallies and mathlete championships. She hardly even has time for her friends anymore. It’s exactly how she dreamed of reinventing herself…right?
In the tradition of modern classics like Vera Brosgol’s Be Prepared , Svetlana Chmakova’s Awkward , and Kayla Miller’s Click , Picture Day brings answers to perennial questions of what it means to be true to yourself—and a true friend.
Sarah cares deeply about encouraging young readers to discover and expand their sense of creative confidence. She studied Storytelling and Sequential Imagery at Hampshire College and she’s since worked as an educator at the Children’s Creativity Museum in San Francisco, a volunteer with 826 Valencia, and as Creative Director at Lumosity, where she led a team of artists working with scientists and game designers to transform problem-solving and memory skills into brain-training games. She is the illustrator of the first three books (Escape This Book: Titanic; Escape this Book: Tombs of Egypt; and Escape This Book: Race to the Moon) in the inventive, interactive Escape This Book! series, which has been translated into eight languages. PICTURE DAY, her first of four graphic novels in the Brinkley Yearbooks series, will be published in the summer of 2023. She lives in Portland, Maine.
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