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Exclusive: Meet the Shy, Artistic Middle-Schooler We All Were In This First Look at the Cover Art For Invisible Emmie

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If you’re reading this site, there’s a good chance that you may have been a shy, geeky kid with artsy interests. At least, that was my childhood. If you were, you may relate to the heroine of a new graphic novel from HarperCollins called Invisible Emmie by writer/artist Terri Libenson, a book that reminds us exactly what the wilds of middle school are like.

HarperCollins provided us the exclusive first look at the cover art above. Yup, that’s pretty much how I wished I could walk around all day in middle school. Anyway, enough about me and my childhood angst! Here’s the official info for the book:

Invisible Emmie
Written and illustrated by Terri Libenson
HarperCollins / Balzer + Bray | Middle Grade Fiction
On Sale: 5/2/2017 | Ages: 8 – 12 | Grades: 3-7
ISBN 9780062484949

This is the story of two totally different middle school girls—quiet, shy, artistic Emmie; popular, outgoing, athletic Katie—and how their lives unexpectedly intersect one day, when an embarrassing note falls into the wrong hands. . . .

All the crushes, humiliations, boredom, and drama of middle school are compressed into one surprising day in this extraordinary debut graphic novel.

Terri Libenson is the Reuben Award-winning cartoonist of the internationally syndicated comic strip, THE PAJAMA DIARIES. She is also an award-winning humorous card writer for American Greetings Corp. Like Emmie in INVISIBLE EMMIE, Terri grew up shy and artistic in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. She now lives a more outgoing life with her husband and two daughters in Cleveland, Ohio.

If you want to pre-order the book for a child in your life, or so that you can relive your own childhood, CLICK HERE.

Invisible Emmie can be purchased wherever books are sold in May 2017. 

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