Graphic Novel - 2019
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"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. When Moon's family moves in next door to Christine's, Moon goes from unlikely friend to best friend--maybe even the perfect friend. The girls share their favorite music videos, paint their toenails when Christine's strict parents aren't around, and make plans to enter the school talent show together. Moon even tells Christine her deepest secret: that she sometimes has visions of celestial beings who speak to her from the stars. Who reassure her that earth isn't where she really belongs. But when they're least expecting it, catastrophe strikes. After relying on Moon for everything, can Christine find it in herself to be the friend Moon needs?
Topical Term: Chinese Americans
Best friends
Female friendship
Graphic novels
Publisher: New York : First Second, [2019]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781250183873
Branch Call Number: J GN STARGAZING
PZ7.7.W366 St 2019
PZ7.7.W3599 St 2019
Characteristics: 208 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Pien, Lark


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ArapahoeKati Oct 21, 2019

Fantastic middle grade graphic novel about two Chinese-American girls who learn the meaning of friendship, family and individuality, told with eye-catching artwork. Absolutely a fan of Jen Wang.

JCLChrisK Oct 16, 2019

A wonderful portal into the lives of two young Chinese-Americans who become close friends even though they couldn't be more different.

CMLibrary_kmadron Oct 04, 2019

For fans of Raina Telgemeier and Svetlana Chmakova comes Stargazing. Moon and Christine are both living as Chinese kids in America. They are very different, but they quickly become close friends. Moon loves dancing and K-pop and drawing. Christine plays violin and takes Chinese classes and tries to be perfect to live up to her father's standards. Moon teaches Christine to dance and enjoy vegetarian Chinese dishes. She also confides some of her secrets, like the celestial ladies she has visions of who will take her away some day. Christine also has to learn how to be a good friend when Moon ends up in the hospital.

Great illustrations, so much fun to read!

OPL_KrisC Sep 25, 2019

A beautifully illustrated & diverse graphic novel for kids about evolving friendships that is really quite heartwarming.

Chapel_Hill_MarthaW Aug 27, 2019

I really enjoyed this slice-of-life graphic novel that captures the ever-shifting friendship dynamics of middle schoolers in a way that felt really realistic and true to life. The art was beautiful (which will come as no surprise to readers already familiar with Jen Wang), and overall it's a short, quiet, heartfelt book that will fit nicely on the shelves along other recent realistic graphic novels for kids.


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OPL_KrisC Sep 25, 2019

OPL_KrisC thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over


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