The NewsPrints series is about a girl named Blue who uncovers a huge government secret that completely changes the nature of her country's war!
NewsPrints was nominated for an Edgar Award - Best Juvenile.
EndGames was nominated for an Ignatz Award - Outstanding Series.
(MG - Middle Grade. Graphic Novel. Sci-fi + Steam-to-Dieselpunk. Action/Adventure. Mystery. Alternate Universe inspired by Mother Goose nursery rhymes and Grimms' Fairy Tales.)
*"This excellent and unique offering features strong world-building and an original storyline." - School Library Journal, starred review
"With rich coloring, retro cityscapes that hark to the era of newsies, and a miscellany of steampunk gadgetry, it's an enjoyable romp that considers how hidden secrets shape who people become." - Publishers Weekly
"A fantastic story about friendship, and a strong debut graphic novel!" - Kazu Kibuishi, #1 New York Times bestselling creator of Amulet
"Ru Xu's gorgeous illustrations and heartfelt writing makes NewsPrints a graphic novel I want to reread again and again." - Faith Erin Hicks, New York Times bestselling author of The Nameless City
Praise for EndGames:
* "Exceeding the promise of the earlier installment, this is a can't-miss offering." - School Library Journal, starred review
"Distinctive for its richly imagined world." - Kirkus Reviews
"Xu has taken the best trappings of manga, from tragic backstories to emotional monologues, and turned them into a high-interest, kid-friendly package." - Booklist