Swim Team

Swim Team
Johnnie Christmas, Johnnie Christmas
Our Price:
NZ$ 25.99
Paperback
h229 x 152mm - 256pg
23 Jun 2022 US
International import eta 7-19 days
9780063056763
Out Of Stock
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"Combines wonderful characters and history to create a story that will make you want to dive right in!" JERRY CRAFT, author of the Newbery Medal-winning New KidA splashy, contemporary middle grade graphic novel from bestselling comics creator Johnnie Christmas!Bree can' t wait for her first day at her new middle school, Enith Brigitha, home to the Mighty Manatees-until she' s stuck with the only elective that fits her schedule, the dreaded Swim 101. The thought of swimming makes Bree more than a little queasy, yet she' s forced to dive headfirst into one of her greatest fears. Lucky for her, Etta, an elderly occupant of her apartment building and former swim team captain, is willing to help. With Etta' s training and a lot of hard work, Bree suddenly finds her swim-crazed community counting on her to turn the school' s failing team around. But that' s easier said than done, especially when their rival, the prestigious Holyoke Prep, has everything they need to leave the Mighty Manatees in their wake. Can Bree defy the odds and guide her team to a state championship, or have the Manatees swum their last lap-for goodPraise for SWIM TEAM:"A revelation! You' ll root for Swim Team-the water is just right. " -JOHN JENNINGS, New York Times bestselling and Eisner Award-winning creator"Swim Team is a beautiful story about trying new things. Johnnie Christmas is a fantastic storyteller and artist. " -KAZU KIBUISHI, author of Amulet"Full of charm, heart, and pulse-pounding races. A winner!" -GENE LUEN YANG, author of American Born Chinese and Dragon Hoops
"Combines wonderful characters and history to create a story that will make you want to dive right in!" -- Jerry Craft, author of the Newbery Award-winning New Kid "A revelation! You' ll root for Swim Team-the water is just right. " -- John Jennings, New York Times bestselling and Eisner Award-winning creator "Swim Team is a beautiful story about trying new things. Johnnie Christmas is a fantastic storyteller and artist. " -- Kazu Kibuishi, author of Amulet "Full of charm, heart, and pulse-pounding races. A winner!" -- Gene Luen Yang, author of American Born Chinese and Dragon Hoops A fresh companion to Jerry Craft' s New Kid, this graphic novel belongs on shelves in school and libraries everywhere. -- School Library Journal (starred review) "A powerful, knowledgeable, and pressing exploration of the intersection where swimming meets Black identity. Empowerment through swimming and swim team is well-embodied in Bree, a smart, perseverant, anxious kid who readers will embrace instantly. The friendly and familiar style of Christmas' linework pours out into some true artistry. " -- Booklist (starred review)

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