Zebrafish

By: Peter H. Reynolds

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When Vita moves to a new school, she works to fulfill her dream of starting a rock band. The kids who show up for auditions aren't very musical, but they all have their own talents, and a group is formed. Then Vita discovers that her bandmate Tanya, who has been missing a lot of practices, is seriously ill, giving Vita a newfound purpose for the band's first concert. Full-color illustrations.

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ISBN: 9781416995258

JLG Release: Jun 2010


Sensitive Areas: No sensitive areas
Topics: High school , Music , Cancer research , Leukemia , Fundraising

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Awards & Honors

IRA Children's Choices 2011, Advanced Readers; 2011 NCTE Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts; CLA Notable Children's Books in the English Language Arts 2011

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Book List, The Horn Book Guide, School Library Journal

Horn Book

Teenager Vita is trying to start a band called Zebrafish when she learns that one of her group members is undergoing chemotherapy. This leads to to a benefit concert to buy medical equipment that will help her sick friend. Though overtly message-driven (it's good to help others), this graphic novel presents an unusual topic and a likable bunch of c Teenager Vita is trying to start a band called Zebrafish when she learns that one of her group members is undergoing chemotherapy. This leads to to a benefit concert to buy medical equipment that will help her sick friend. Though overtly message-driven (it's good to help others), this graphic novel presents an unusual topic and a likable bunch of characters.

Junior Library Guild


• The characters’ banter and believable dialogue paint a realistic picture of a contemporary high-school setting.
• Full of fun, stylized illustrations that employ a rich color palette.
• This book’s quiet, thoughtful tone deals well with both quotidian events and more serious topics, such as Tanya’s cancer.
• Conv

• The characters’ banter and believable dialogue paint a realistic picture of a contemporary high-school setting.
• Full of fun, stylized illustrations that employ a rich color palette.
• This book’s quiet, thoughtful tone deals well with both quotidian events and more serious topics, such as Tanya’s cancer.
• Conveys a hopeful message with honesty.

Book Details

ISBN

9781416995258

First Release

June 2010

Genre

Fiction

Dewey Classification

741.5/973

Trim Size

6" x 8 1/2"

Page Count

128

Accelerated Reader

Level 2.3; Points: 0.5;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 5.3; Points: 3;

Lexile

Level GN470L

Format

Print Book

Edition

-

Publisher

Atheneum

Potentially Sensitive Areas

No sensitive areas

Topics

High school, Music, Cancer research, Leukemia, Fundraising,

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