Friday, May 04, 2018

What is Terri Libenson reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Terri Libenson, author of Positively Izzy.

Her entry begins:
Ironically, as an author and cartoonist, I barely have time to read anymore. But, of course, I love reading, and I am currently plugging away at one of the best books I’ve gotten my hands on in a long time: Why Comics? by Hilary Chute. It’s quite scholarly (yes, comics can be scholarly) and really digs into the history and analysis of many of my favorite cartoonists and graphic novelists. It’s also divided into themes (“Why Superheroes,” “Why Punk,” “Why Girls,” etc.), which gives...[read on]
About Positively Izzy, from the publisher:
Middle school is all about labels.

Izzy is the dreamer. There’s nothing Izzy loves more than acting in skits and making up funny stories. The downside? She can never quite focus enough to get her schoolwork done.

Bri is the brain. But she wants people to see there’s more to her than just a report card full of As. At the same time, she wishes her mom would accept her the way she is and stop bugging her to “break out of her shell” and join drama club.

The girls’ lives converge in unexpected ways on the day of a school talent show, which turns out to be even more dramatic than either Bri or Izzy could have imagined.
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