Miss Quinces: A Graphic Novel

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5.9 X 8.1 X 1.0 inches | 1.25 pounds

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About the Author

Kat Fajardo is a Honduran Colombian award-winning cartoonist and illustrator from the lively and magical place of Loisaida, New York City. They are the creator of Miss Quinces, which was a National Indie Bestseller, received two starred reviews, and was selected as a summer reading pick by Entertainment Weekly, Publishers Weekly, The Horn Book, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. It was the first Graphix title to be simultaneously published in English and Spanish (as Srta. Quinces). They are a graduate of the School of Visual Arts, and their work has been recognized by online publications such as Remezcla, El Hispanic News, School Library Journal, Huffington Post Latino Voices, and more. Kat loves to create playful and colorful work about self-acceptance and Latine culture. When they aren't making comics, you might find them collecting small junk for scrapbooking, listening to spooky podcasts, or chasing after their sock-stealing pups, Mac and Roni. Kat lives in Austin, Texas. Visit them online at katfajardo.com.


Praise for Miss Quinces:

National Indie Bestseller

American Library Association Best Graphic Novel for Children

NPR Books We Love Selection

The Horn Book Best Book of the Year

The Horn Book Summer Reading Recommendation

Publishers Weekly Best Summer Read

Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books Selection

★ "With all of the charm of Raina Telgemeier and Lucy Knisley's works, this title will be enjoyed by voracious fans of coming-of-age graphic novels. But the specificity of having to stride two cultures and feeling like an outcast in both will especially resonate with readers from bicultural communities." -- School Library Journal, starred review

★ "Fajardo's deft graphic-novel paneling, expressive use of line, and color palette of cool blues and pinks convey the complexity and full range of Sue's feelings in important moments and more mundane ones." -- The Horn Book, starred review

"Fajardo's colorful artwork is lively, full of emotion, and done in a style that will appeal to fans of Raina Telgemeier and Jen Wang." -- Booklist

"Vibrant artwork gives readers a sense of culture that leaps off the page. Bold lush colors and a poignant wrap-up will make the perfect read for fans of Raina Telgemeier, Jennifer Holm, and Victoria Jamieson." -- School Library Journal, Good Comics for Kids Blog

"Fajardo's sympathetic look at a girl learning that she can be herself and still cherish family tradition celebrates the beauty of Honduras with vivid, summery art." -- Publishers Weekly

"Breezy paneling and cartoony art bring humor and warmth." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Touching and warm-hearted, this graphic novel shows the joy in embracing family traditions while still being true to yourself." -- Entertainment Weekly

"A colorful, funny tale of growing up, finding out what's important, and figuring out how to be yourself." -- NPR

Praise for Srta. Quinces:

American Library Association Pura Belpré Youth Illustration Honor Book

Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection