A middle grade graphic memoir following a young girl who undergoes a crisis of conscience, realizing that she is a “bad sister.”
Being older is better. Being older is power.
Charise knows this, and she isn’t afraid to use that knowledge. Whether it’s her favorite toy car, affection from the family cat, or time to sit on her mom’s lap, Charise gets what she wants. She doesn’t mean to hurt her little brother, Daniel, in the process, but if he stands in her way, he’s going to get what he deserves.
Of course, just because Charise is older than Daniel doesn’t mean that she is wiser than him. In fact, if Charise can learn to open her heart before she hurts him in a way that she can’t take back, she might discover that her little brother has the greatest power of all.Photograph of author and her brother as children. Full-color illustrations created digitally and by hand.
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