Drama / Raina Telgemeier ; with color by Gurihiru.

By: Telgemeier, RainaContributor(s): Gurihiru [ill.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Graphix/Scholastic, c2012Edition: 1st edDescription: 233 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 21 cmISBN: 9780545326988 (hc.); 0545326982 (hc.); 9780545326995 (pbk.); 0545326990 (pbk.); 9780329943806 (Follet Bound); 0329943804 (Follet Bound)Subject(s): Theater -- Comic books, strips, etc | Theater -- Juvenile fiction | Interpersonal relations -- Comic books, strips, etc | Interpersonal relations -- Juvenile fiction | Middle schools -- Comic books, strips, etc | Middle schools -- Juvenile fiction | Schools -- Comic books, strips, etc | Schools -- Juvenile fiction | Teenage girls -- Comic books, strips, etc | Teenage girls -- Juvenile fiction | Teenage boys -- Comic books, strips, etc | Teenage boys -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Graphic novels.DDC classification: 741.5/973 | 741.5 LOC classification: PZ7.7.T45 | Dr 2012Online resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description Summary: Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school's production of Moon Over Mississippi, she's a terrible singer. Instead she's the set designer for the stage crew, and this year she's determined to create a set worthy of Broadway on a middle-school budget. But how can she, when she doesn't know much about carpentry, ticket sales are down, and the crew members are having trouble working together? Not to mention the onstage AND offstage drama that occurs once the actors are chosen, and when two cute brothers enter the picture, things get even crazier! Following the success of SMILE, Raina Telgemeier brings us another graphic novel featuring a diverse set of characters that humorously explores friendship, crushes, and all-around drama!
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Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school's production of Moon Over Mississippi, she's a terrible singer. Instead she's the set designer for the stage crew, and this year she's determined to create a set worthy of Broadway on a middle-school budget. But how can she, when she doesn't know much about carpentry, ticket sales are down, and the crew members are having trouble working together? Not to mention the onstage AND offstage drama that occurs once the actors are chosen, and when two cute brothers enter the picture, things get even crazier! Following the success of SMILE, Raina Telgemeier brings us another graphic novel featuring a diverse set of characters that humorously explores friendship, crushes, and all-around drama!

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-Callie has ambitious plans for her school's production of Moon Over Mississippi. She has more to contend with than the logistics of building a working stage cannon, though, including the tension between stage crew and actors and her confusion about her new friend, Jesse. Does he like her, or is he gay like his twin brother? Telgemeier deftly portrays the ambiguity of sexual identity in the middle-school years in a story that simultaneously appeals to that audience. Callie is a strong character, confident in her ability as an artist and warm and friendly to her peers. She and her fellow students grin frequently, to the point of seeming unrealistically well adjusted. More often, however, Telgemeier is just showing the best side of teens. "Keep it professional," the stage crew head tells the group, and they do. The full-color cartoon-style illustrations are graceful, assured, and, along with the twists and turns of the plot, guarantee an entertaining and enlightening read.-Lisa Goldstein, Brooklyn Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Raina Telgemeier attended the School of Visual Arts, in New York City, as an Illustration and Cartooning student. She received her BFA in 2002.

Raina is the adapter and illustrator of four Baby-sitters Club graphic novels, the co-author of X-Men: Misfits, which made the New York Times' Graphic Books Bestseller List, and the author and illustrator of Smile, which was recently named an Honor Book in the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards. Her other work includes Ghosts, Drama, and Sisters

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