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Big Apple Diaries



written and illustrated by
Alyssa Bermudez

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Macmillan
Imprint
Roaring Brook
ISBN
9781250774279
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In this heartfelt diary-style graphic memoir, a young New Yorker doodles her way through middle school—until the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack leaves her wondering if she can ever be a kid again.

It’s the year 2000 in New York City. For 12-year old Alyssa, this means splitting time between her Puerto Rican dad's apartment in Manhattan and her white mom's new place in Queens, navigating the trials and tribulations of middle school, and an epic crush on a new classmate. The only way to make sense of it all is to capture the highs and lows in doodles and hilarious comics in a diary.

Then life abruptly changes on September 11, 2001. After the Twin Towers fall and so many lives are lost, worries about gossip and boys feel distant and insignificant. Alyssa must find a new sense of self and purpose amidst all of the chaos, and find the strength to move forward with hope.Author’s note, with photographs. Two-color digital illustrations.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Language: Infrequent Use , Language: Mild Language

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

288

Trim Size

8" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

B

AR

4.4: points 3

Lexile

GN650L

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Dec 2021

Book Genres

Autobiography/Biography, Graphic Novels

Topics

Alyssa Bermudez. September 11 terrorist attacks, 2001. New York City. Racially mixed families. Diaries. Art and drawing. Puerto Rican identity. Middle schools. 

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