Hilltown Families


Told in graphic novel format, “Nobody Particular” spotlights shrimper-turned-activist Diane Wilson’s early efforts to increase regulation of the petrochemical industry and to draw attention to the impact that such manufacturing had on her hometown. Best for teen readers, the book highlights themes of activism, trust in self, and perseverance, and inspires readers to consider the environmental impact of all that they do.

Summer reading starts here for young adults. There is nothing as enriching as a well crafted graphic novel with its well paced storyboarding, illustrations and storytelling. They are a fantastic source of learning inspiration for young adults as it exposes them to a wide range of narrative structures and form. Read Cheli’s review of the graphic novel, “This One Summer,” in her monthly column, “Open Sesame: Kid Lit Musings & Reviews.”

A beautiful and sensitive novel, emotionally wrought and rendered in stunning graphics, “This One Summer” is a top pick for young adult readers!

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