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Whitney Gardner

Author of You're Welcome, Universe

5 Works 838 Members 51 Reviews 1 Favorited

Works by Whitney Gardner

You're Welcome, Universe (2017) 363 copies
Fake blood (2018) 167 copies
Chaotic Good (2018) 126 copies
Becoming RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Journey to Justice (2019) — Illustrator — 118 copies
Long Distance (2021) 64 copies

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Gender
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Nationality
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This debut novel features Julia, a teen graffiti artist who revels in the act of subversive art like Banksy. She is deaf, as are her two moms, and so are her school and classmates. When she has to break out of her comfort zone and try and solve the mystery of who is vandalizing her art, she must open herself to the hearing world in new ways. Despite the author being hearing-abled, Gardner acknowledges four sensitivity readers who shared their insights from a deaf perspective. Reviewed with raves from the deaf community, this book features idiomatic expressions and ASL sentence structure as well as an accurate depiction of the struggles of lip-reading, for example, making this a compelling and relevant addition to any library.

OCLC: 991213722
ISBN: 9780399551444, 0399551441

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Art dans la rue Romans, nouvelles, etc
Artistes Romans, nouvelles, etc
Artists
Artists Fiction
Artists Juvenile fiction
Children of gay parents
Children of gay parents Fiction
Children of gay parents Juvenile fiction
Culture sourde Romans, nouvelles, etc
Deaf Fiction
Deaf culture
Deaf culture Fiction
Deaf culture Juvenile fiction
Deaf students
Deaf students Fiction
Deaf students Juvenile fiction
Enfants de parents homosexuels Romans, nouvelles, etc
Élèves du secondaire Romans, nouvelles, etc
Fiction
Graffiteurs Romans, nouvelles, etc
Graffiti
Graffiti Fiction
Graffiti Juvenile fiction
Graffiti Romans, nouvelles, etc
Graffiti artists
Graffiti artists Fiction
Graffiti artists Juvenile fiction
High school students
High school students Fiction
High school students Juvenile fiction
High schools Fiction
Identité (Psychologie) Romans, nouvelles, etc
Identity (Psychology)
Identity (Psychology) Fiction
Identity (Psychology) Juvenile fiction
Roman pour jeunes adultes
Schools Fiction
Street art
Street art Fiction
Street art Juvenile fiction
Vandalism
Vandalism Fiction
Vandalism Juvenile fiction
Vandalisme Romans, nouvelles, etc
Young adult fiction
Young adult works
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ProudBookSniffer | 13 other reviews | Apr 12, 2023 |
Not a fan of the twist. It didn't really make sense.
 
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Summer345456 | 6 other reviews | Jan 25, 2023 |
Recommended Ages: Gr. Halley

Plot Summary: Halley doesn't want to move away from her best friend but her dad's take her to Seattle, where they encourage her to go to Very Best Friend overnight camp so she can make new friends in her new city. Halley doesn't want to but her last minute effort to make a friend at the library doesn't work, so the van picks her up for camp. There she very reluctantly starts conversations with her roommate, who very quickly announces she doesn't want a new friend either, and Qwerty, who just talks and talks and talks. When the kids figure out that something is really weird about the camp, they work together to investigate. What will they find out? Will they ever make it home?

Setting: moved from Portland, OR to Seattle, WA

Characters:
Halley - loves looking at the night sky
Vega - Halley's best friend, packs presents for Halley in her stuff
George Washington - keeps changing his persona
Qwerty - talks a lot, super smart
Gemma - Halley's bunkmate
Isaac - Gemma's twin

Recurring Themes: moving, friendship, trying new things, camp, space

Controversial Issues: Halley has two dads

Personal Thoughts: I was definitely thrown off by the science fiction aspect of this book! Overall, it's a warm story about friendship and moving. It is a popular book at my school.

Genre: science fiction

Pacing: fast, graphic novel
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pigeonlover | 6 other reviews | Jan 19, 2023 |
First graphic novel of the year!
Very cute spoof of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Twilight, told in the context of a middle school crush. AJ is my kind of kid, and I loved the plays on names—Nia Winters (instead of Buffy Summers) and the new British teacher Mr. Niles (not Giles). A fun, quick read which will be most entertaining for fans of the series it’s spoofing. My favorite line was when a young vampire was referred to as a “prismatic cad.”
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