Drama

Drama

Graphic Novel - 2012
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Callie rides an emotional roller coaster while serving on the stage crew for a middle school production of Moon over Mississippi as various relationships start and end, and others never quite get going.
Publisher: New York : Graphix, 2012
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780545326995
0545326990
9780545326988
0545326982
Branch Call Number: J-GN TELGEME
Characteristics: 233 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Gurihiru

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Reasons: banned and challenged for including LGBTQIA+ characters and themes

This Stonewall Honor Award-winning, 2012 graphic novel from an acclaimed cartoonist was challenged and banned in school libraries because it includes LGBT characters and was considered “confusing.”

Parents, librarians, and administrators banned this Stonewall Honor Award-winning graphic novel for young adults because it includes LGBT characters, was deemed sexually explicit, and was considered to have an offensive political viewpoint.


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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 16, 2020

Drama is a graphic novel written by Raina Telgemeier, an American cartoonist, which centers on the story of Callie, a middle schooler and theater-lover who works in her school's drama production crew. Callie loves the theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school's production of Moon Over Mississippi, she's a terrible singer. Instead she's the set designer for the stage crew, and this year she's determined to create a set worthy of Broadway on a middle-school budget. I enjoyed reading this because it has a lot of characters that experience high school drama. I would recommend this to children 9 and up. The story feels true to junior high life-complicated, yet full of exuberance. Rating: 1/5 @PrettyKitty of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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darladoodles
Aug 20, 2020

Telgemeier totally nails the high school drama experience! From audition jitters to ambitious backstage plans to unexpected snafus during the shows, the whole experience is included in a delightful range of colors. Our main character Callie is a riot and it is great fun to follow her through the school year and show timeline. The twin brothers, Justin and Jesse, at times were difficult to tell apart in the illustrations. At times I was not sure which twin Callie was interacting with. Unlike Telgemeier's other graphic novels (Sisters, Smile, etc.), this is a YA graphic and does include a LGBT story line.

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LibraryChilling
Jul 14, 2020

I've read better books before. This is not the best book ever nor is it the worst book ever. I wouldn't recommend this book to someone who is looking for a good book. I'd give this book a rating of 4.5/10.

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brown_otter_138
Jun 28, 2020

Ok I love this book a lot, they kiss a lot tho, there is a boy that is gay and there is..... Drama!!!!!!

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Sundew3Desire
May 13, 2020

This is a wonderful book! I recommend this book to whoever likes romance and drama.

Raina Telgemeier is a great author!

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Therru9
Oct 24, 2019

I love this book soooooo much!!
And if you think being gay or lesbian or bisexual is a bad thing,
I don’t know what kind of life you live, but having feelings for the same sex is perfectly normal;
We’ve just been used to other things so it seems weird✌️
Anyway.....
GREAT book!!!🥳🥳

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dragonrainbow_32
Aug 20, 2019

This book was very calm and fun because you never know what going to happen next and had lost of fun parts. It also, had a lot of drama. In conclusion this book was very fun to read.

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rongmeizhou
Jul 31, 2019

This book was fine. I never love anything a lot, except for some things. and to everyone who is against LGBTQ+, do not read this book and leave a s**** comment. Go away, homophobics.

- i am using my moms account.

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Lizzy_F
Jun 11, 2019

This book is really good. This book discusses the topic that most children don't know about in such an excepting way.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Apr 05, 2019

Drama tells the story of a middle schooler named Callie going through normal school drama. She deals with love, friends, and the struggles of being a tween. This is very relatable because I also dealt with drama similar to this. I understand the struggles she went through. Drama also tells a very nice message to tweens going through the same things that it will get better, and it won’t last forever. I recommend this to tweens, and those who are going through any kind of drama related to this, and give it a 5/5. @Gummibee11 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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LibraryChilling
Jul 14, 2020

LibraryChilling thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 18

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maroon_baboon_614
Jul 13, 2020

maroon_baboon_614 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 15

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brown_otter_138
Jun 28, 2020

brown_otter_138 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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green_whale_310
Sep 25, 2019

green_whale_310 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

mauve_butterfly_264 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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thiemvm
Feb 02, 2019

thiemvm thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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blue_bird_9455
Oct 12, 2018

blue_bird_9455 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

patriciareneehamilton thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

violet_dolphin_4714 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 14

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lilgoatotb
Jun 27, 2018

lilgoatotb thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 16

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brown_otter_138
Jun 28, 2020

Sexual Content: Boys being gay and a lot of kissing.

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luvsing
Feb 14, 2016

Sexual Content: gay and kissing

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StormTheWaterNinja
Dec 09, 2015

Sexual Content: Gay boys, Kissing

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StormTheWaterNinja
Dec 09, 2015

Other: Only over 13 should read.

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ana_orange98
Oct 25, 2014

Other: its not for under 10 i remarked lolz

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sjanisse
May 04, 2014

Coarse Language: They use the "G" word which isn't bad but younger kids should not need to know

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sjanisse
May 04, 2014

Sexual Content: Kissing+

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Mimigirl25
Oct 01, 2013

Coarse Language: THEY Use The "G" word

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zhanif
Mar 13, 2013

Coarse Language: they use the G word

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zhanif
Mar 13, 2013

Sexual Content: kissing an boyfriends

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cklkjs
Jul 25, 2016

Callie, is a complete theater geek. There's just one problem; she can't sing. So instead she's part of the production and loves making sets. For the school's production of Moon Over Mississippi she's overflowing with ideas about what to do. As the play takes up most of her and all her friends time they practically spend all their time in the theatre. She meets lots of friends on the way (and loses a few too) as she's trying her best to put on the best production possible. Will it work it? And will she admit her feelings to her crush?

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animeblossom
Jul 11, 2015

A girl in the cast for a act. Her job is to make a confetti canyon work can it work or can it not?

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Amina2015
Jun 30, 2015

Callie loves theater. And she would totally try out for her middle school's production of Moon Over Mississippi, but she is a terrible singer. She has two new gay friend but they are brothers. she starts to have a crush on them, but then they turned out to be gay. At the end of the story she became the producer which is the leader.

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sophied19
Sep 16, 2014

SHE LIKES SAMMY

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pink_horse_964
May 16, 2019

it a good book but if you don't won't your kids to be gay then don't read it

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luvsing
Feb 14, 2016

work together

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Kaitlinzia
Jun 06, 2015

"See? Things get a little crazy sometimes, but we keep it together"

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