Stargazing by Wang, Jen
Jen Wang
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Stargazing -- Jen Wang, Paperback


Stargazing is a heartwarming middle-grade graphic novel in the spirit of Real Friends and El Deafo, from New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Jen Wang.

Moon is everything Christine isn't. She's confident, impulsive, artistic . . . and though they both grew up in the same Chinese-American suburb, Moon is somehow unlike anyone Christine has ever known.

But after Moon moves in next door, these unlikely friends are soon best friends, sharing their favorite music videos and painting their toenails when Christine's strict parents aren't around. Moon even tells Christine her deepest secret: that she has visions, sometimes, of celestial beings who speak to her from the stars. Who reassure her that earth isn't where she really belongs.

Moon's visions have an all-too-earthly root, however, and soon Christine's best friend is in the hospital, fighting for her life. Can Christine be the friend Moon needs, now, when the sky is falling?

Jen Wang draws on her childhood to paint a deeply personal yet wholly relatable friendship story that's at turns joyful, heart-wrenching, and full of hope.

Author: Jen Wang
Publisher: First Second
Published: 09/10/2019
Pages: 224
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.88lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.50w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9781250183880
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 2.5
Point Value: 1
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 504742 / Stargazing

Award: Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature - Winner

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 07/15/2019 pg. 150
Booklist 07/01/2019 pg. 57
School Library Journal 08/01/2019 pg. 74
Kirkus Reviews Fall Preview 08/15/2019 pg. 64
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 09/01/2019
Horn Book Magazine 01/01/2020 pg. 98
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2020 - Superior,Well Above Average

About the Author
Jen Wang is a cartoonist, author and illustrator living in Los Angeles. She is the author of The Prince and the Dressmaker, Koko Be Good, and co-author of the New York Times Bestselling graphic novel In Real Life with Cory Doctorow. Her work has also appeared in Los Angeles Magazine, The Believer, Hazlitt, Slate, and McSweeney's. She has also written for the Adventure Time and Lumberjanes comic series. She is the co-founder and organizer of the annual festival Comics Arts Los Angeles. jenwang.net