Published by Graphix on Sept 1, 2012
Genres: graphic novels, ya
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A few weeks back the ALA posted some of the most challenged books of 2014. Every time I hear of any challenged book I, in my righteous anger, pick up a copy read it and donate it to my library, all the while muttering to myself.
Drama, which I hadn’t heard of before checking out the ALA list, brought back fond and slightly uncomfortable memories of middle school joy and angst. Callie, our spunky protagonist, sets out to design the best sets she can for her school’s production of Moon Over Mississippi.
All the while there is trouble with friends, trouble with boys and a bit soul searching thrown in for good measure. You know, the quintessential middle school experience.
Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school’s production of Moon Over Mississippi, she can’t really sing. Instead she’s the set designer for the drama department 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!