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K-12 Evaluated Resource Collection


Author/Publisher/Website: Chmakova, S.
Copyright: 2017
Evaluation/Record Entry Date: Dec/2019
Submitting suppliers/Website: Not Available
Primary Identifier: 9780316363242
Recommended Grades and Subjects/Courses: 6-9
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Resource Description

Jorge, who is in middle school, is large for his age and uses this to protect his friends from bullies, but he is also shy and when he develops a crush on Jazmine he can’t let her know. Gossip begins and the school bully gets involved, a derogatory online chat is created and spread widely, and Jorge must deal with the difficulties of adolescence, friendships, and gossip, while he stays true to himself and develops healthy friendships. This timely, coming-of-age graphic novel deals with adolescent struggles, bullying, social responsibility, body autonomy, and healthy relationships. Suitable as an independent, small group, literature circle, or book club novel. Log in to read the full review.