Release Date: September 1, 2012
Did you love Smile by Raina Telgemeier? If you read it, you know it's pretty hard to resist. The art, the humor, the charm, it's all there! And she's back with Drama! The perfect book for everyone who's ever been involved in or seen a middle school theater production.
Callie is a born set designer. She loves theater and she dreams about building sets for Broadway. For now though, she's content to be the lead designer on her school's production of Midnight over Mississippi. She's got big plans including a cannon that fires streamers and confetti on cue. Now if only she can make it all happen with a limited budget and only a few members of her stage crew.
But, Callie has faith that it'll all work out. And she brings this same sunny attitude to her friends' drama. And there's plenty of that to go around, with crushes and break-ups and frenemies, will the drama club be able to keep it together and put a great show on the stage?
This full color graphic novel is so fun and true, if you happen to be in middle school (or ever were) it's very easy to imagine being in Callie's shoes.
Here's a sneak peek at Drama (wait a few seconds and you'll get to see the author and a few pages of the book as well):