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Pardalita

Written and illustrated by Joana Estrela
Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher Levine Querido Imprint Arthur A. Levine ISBN

9781646142552

Pardalita

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9781646142552J

CONTENT NOTIFICATIONS

Discrimination: Xenophobia,Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Underage Use,Illustrations/Images: Nudity/Partial Nudity,Language: Homophobic Slur,Language: Infrequent Use,Language: Moderate Language,Sexual Content: Contact Between Adult and Minor

16-year-old Raquel lives in a small town in Portugal, the kind of place where everyone knows everyone else’s business. Her parents are divorced and she’s just been suspended for cursing out a school aide asking about her father’s new marriage. She has two best friends, Luísa and Fred, but wants something more.



Then, from afar, she sees Pardalita, a senior and a gifted artist who’s moving to Lisbon to study in the fall. The two girls get to know each other while working on a play. And Raquel falls in love.



From author/artist Joana Estrela comes Pardalita, a beautiful slice-of-life story that is This One Summer meets Ursula K. Le Guin’s Very Far Away from Anywhere Else, told in flashbacks and present day action. Using a gorgeous blend of prose poems, illustrations, and graphic novel format, Estrela captures the feeling of being a teenager in a way that feels gentle, joyful, and real.



Notes. Black-and-white illustrations were created using an iPad and Procreate.
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