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]
ISBN: 9780545326995
Branch Call Number: TEL
Characteristics: 233 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Gurihiru

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Readingvibes877
Jul 06, 2018

I love this book it shows how people are different and its okay to be upfront about the way you feel in who you like.

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jenniwebb
May 18, 2018

I didn't expect Raina to make a graphic novel like this after amazing books like Smile, and Sisters. I think the book would have been great, but I feel like Raina was trying to push her personal feelings on a topic that most kids shouldn't even have on their minds right now. If she had left that out, the book would have been fine. I'm kind of disappointed in her because when I had Smile, my ten and eight year old siblings read it too and thought it was great, so when I got Drama, they read it and had no idea of what they were reading. Parents, I highly suggest that you look into this book before ordering/buying this book for your child. A child's mind is like plato kept in a bag, its moldable, but it doesn't dry out. -JDW 12yrs old.

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pjerdman
Apr 26, 2018

loved it but some gay content though

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poke147water3010
Apr 24, 2018

i love this book because this book is so moving to people like me so if you like drama and love adventurer this for you and only you!@#$^$%^()+%^$%$!@$@!@*(&)_&^#$%@$%@!#$(&_(*)*(&^&^$#$!#$@$

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shack19
Mar 05, 2018

A gentle, relaxing read. Not really upfront when it comes to LGBTQ, yet carries the message across nicely.

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BrandonBlanchard
Dec 02, 2017

I personally think Smile is a much better book, both from a story perspective and conceptually, but it's still a pretty good read. I do feel however that it would be better served as a YA Graphic Novel, as opposed to Juvenile.

GeeksInTheLibrary Oct 17, 2017

Middle schooler Callie struggles with creating a Broadway-worthy play for her school drama club, as well as dealing with difficult actors and unexpected romance. Good for budding theater kids.

peterpanbookclub Oct 02, 2017

Love Raina Telgemeier's books! Felt like I was back in a school production, with all the "Drama".

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the_bookwyrm
Aug 03, 2017

"Drama" was listed in ALA's Top 10 Most Challenged Books in 2014, just barely making it into the #10 spot for being "sexually explicit." The definition behind such a term can vary between different communities, and such concerns should be heard.

But personally--and this is a single opinion--this book is okay. It's not stellar, but it's fine.
Let your tween read it if they're interested, but preview the book if you're concerned about the "sexually explicit" material that has been challenged in the past. Consider the context in which such a scene is presented and decide for yourself if it's a cause for concern.

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Cody7279
Jul 26, 2017

I really enjoyed this! As a former theatre kid, I can attest that this is exactly what it was like, save maybe the extremely. The drama of being a pre-teen is certainly well portrayed in the high paced world of middle school theatre.

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patriciareneehamilton thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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violet_fox_432
Jul 08, 2018

violet_fox_432 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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

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black_panther_1465
Jun 27, 2018

black_panther_1465 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 16

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pink_dolphin_2294
May 20, 2018

pink_dolphin_2294 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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kerey2006
Feb 11, 2018

kerey2006 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 14 and 12

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lemondrops_
Apr 23, 2017

lemondrops_ thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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Twardus100
Apr 17, 2017

Twardus100 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 12

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green_fox_665
Mar 27, 2017

green_fox_665 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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pink_dog_4334
Feb 20, 2017

pink_dog_4334 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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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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LINA ZHU
Jun 29, 2013

Other: Yeah,someone's right! This book is about kissing and boyfriends...Eww and yuck! :(

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zhanif
Mar 13, 2013

Sexual Content: kissing an boyfriends

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zhanif
Mar 13, 2013

Coarse Language: they use the G word

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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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LINA ZHU
Jun 29, 2013

I wish I want to join them a group for Stage Crew. :)

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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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