Curlfriends: New in Town (a Graphic Novel)

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New Kid meets The Baby-sitters Club in this graphic novel series opener about the Curlfriends, four inseparable Black girls who show us the meaning of true friendship--and being your true self.

Charlie has a foolproof plan for the first day at her new middle school. Even though she's used to starting over as the new kid--thanks to her military family's constant moving--making friends has never been easy for her. But this time, her first impression needs to last, since this is where her family plans to settle for good.

So she's hiding any interests that may seem "babyish," updating her look, and doing her best to leave her shyness behind her...but is erasing the real Charlie the best way to make friends?

When not everything goes exactly to plan--like, AT ALL--Charlie is ready to give up on making new friendships. Then she meets the Curlfriends, a group of Black girls who couldn't be more different from each other, and learns that maybe there is a place for Charlie to be her true self after all.

Sharee Miller's graphic novel debut starts off an exciting contemporary series featuring four Black girls who each have a unique story, and each learn lessons about friendship, family, and being their true selves.

Author: Sharee Miller
Binding Type: Hardcover
Publisher: Little, Brown Ink
Published: 10/10/2023
Series: Curlfriends #1
Pages: 288
Weight: 1.7lbs
Size: 8.60h x 6.30w x 1.10d
ISBN: 9780316591478
Audience: Ages 9-12

Review Citation(s):
School Library Journal 08/01/2023 pg. 90
Horn Book Magazine 09/01/2023 pg. 77
Publishers Weekly 09/04/2023
Booklist 10/20/2023

About the Author

Sharee Miller is the author and illustrator of Princess Hair, Don't Touch My Hair!, and Michelle's Garden, all published by LBYR. She is also the illustrator of The Shai and Emmie series written by Quvenzhané Wallis and Nancy Ohlin and Sam's Super Seats, by Keah Brown. She lives in Jersey City with her spouse, son, and two cats, Pumpkin and Spice!

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