Growing Pangs: (A Graphic Novel)

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Product Details
Random House Graphic
Publish Date
5.6 X 8.1 X 1.0 inches | 1.25 pounds
Library Binding

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About the Author
Kathryn (K.E.) Ormsbee is the author of several Middle Grade and Young Adult novels. She was born and raised in the Bluegrass State and now lives in Salem, Oregon. Visit her online at and @kathsby.

Molly Brooks is the author and illustrator of the Sanity & Tallulah graphic novel series as well as the illustrator of Flying Machines and many other short comics. She grew up in Tennessee and now lives in Brooklyn. Visit her online at and @mollybrooks.
"Eminently relatable for middle schoolers, taking the shame out of OCD and anxiety." --NPR

"An incisive and empathetic look at fitting in, anxiety, and what it means to be a good friend." --Faith Erin Hicks, creator of The Adventures of Superhero Girl

"Kids will be buzzing about Growing Pangs!" --Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm, co-creators of Sunnyside Up and Swing It, Sunny

"A poignant and relatable story about making friends, letting go, and opening up" --Terri Libenson, creator of the Emmie & Friends series

★ "The story stays true to this child's experience, and the art... gives equal attention to the high points of Katie's life while skillfully depicting her lows." --Booklist, starred review

"A poignant account of journeying through life while navigating mental health and friendships." --Kirkus Reviews

"A thoughtful, compassionate portrayal of OCD, particularly in its visual representation of Katie's anxieties." --The Bulletin