A Year Without Mom

Category: Book
By (author): Tolstikova, Dasha
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Parents
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Emigration & Immigration
Audience: young adult
Awards: Kirkus Best Middle-Grade Books of the Year (2015) Commended
Kirkus Best Middle-Grade Graphic Novels of the Year (2015) Commended
Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd
Published: October 2015
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 176
Size: 8.50in x 6.50in x 1.11in
Availability:
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

A Year Without Mom follows twelve-year-old Dasha through a year full of turmoil after her mother leaves for America.

It is the early 1990s in Moscow, and political change is in the air. But Dasha is more worried about her own challenges as she negotiates family, friendships and school without her mother. Just as she begins to find her own feet, she gets word that she is to join her mother in America - a place that seems impossibly far from everything and everyone she loves.

This gorgeous and subtly illustrated graphic novel signals the emergence of Dasha Tolstikova as a major new talent.

From The Publisher*

A stunning graphic novel debut, A Year Without Mom follows twelve-year-old Dasha through a year full of turmoil after her mother leaves for America.

Review Quote*Deceptively simple, but with great narrative sophistication . . . Fascinating and heartfelt.
Review Quote*An absorbing graphic memoir. . . . Readers will wish the sequel were available instantly.
Review Quote*Needs to be attentively appreciated and engagingly savored. Just as [Tolstikova's] text is candid and direct, so, too, her black-and-white-with-splashes-of-color line drawings exude simple charm and whimsy.
Review Quote*A perceptive story about change, aloneness, ambition and, ultimately, resilience.
Review Quote*A quiet, moving, and contemplative story of growth.
Review Quote*Told in quiet fragments, sewn together with ribbons of girlhood.
Review Quote*Moving and beautifully illustrated . . . in sparingly coloured and expressive drawings that invite readers to linger.
Review Quote*A lovely portrayal in words and art of a year in the life of an engaging tween girl from the other side of the world.