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Timid: A Graphic Novel

By Jonathan Todd   

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338305708 Paperback
272 Pages | 5.543" x 7.994" | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338305722 Hardcover
272 Pages | 5.817" x 8.286" | Ages 8 to 12

A semiautobiographical middle-grade graphic novel about frenemies, fitting in, and finding your voice.

Cecil Hall and his family have just moved from Florida to Massachusetts, near Boston. Cecil is anxious about making friends because he doesn't know where he'll fit in. His older sister, Leah, thinks he should befriend the other black kids at his new school, but Cecil isn't sure how he’d go about doing that. He wants to be known for his comics-making talent, anyway. But the few kids who are impressed by Cecil's art aren’t always nice to him. When one of his drawings is misused and gets him into serious trouble, can Cecil stand up for himself and figure out who his real friends are?

Raves & reviews:

"Todd’s bold inks and vibrant, moody palette capture the nostalgia and inner dialogue of old-school comic strips, resulting in a refreshing take on classic newspaper illustrations that paints a lively graphic novel portrait of Cecil’s trial-and-error approach to building authentic friendships and navigating pre-teen growing pains." -- Publishers Weekly

"An inspiring coming-of-age story." -- Kirkus Reviews