Lucy in the Sky

Category: Book
By (author): Brinkman, Kiara
Illustrated By: Chiki, Sean
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Performing Arts / Music
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
Audience: young adult
Publisher: First Second
Published: July 2021
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 8.50in x 6.00in

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

In this contemporary graphic novel, twelve-year-old Lucy discovers her father's collection of Beatles records and is inspired to form an all-girl rock band.

It's the first day of seventh grade, and everything is going downhill for Lucy Sutcliffe. At school, she has the feeling her friends are all leaving her behind. At home, her single father is in a rut, and her perpetually traveling photojournalist mother is more absent than ever. Worst of all, Lucy's grandmother is undergoing chemotherapy and is no longer the warm, vibrant presence that her family has come to depend on.

But everything changes the day Lucy discovers a box of her father's Beatles records. Inspired by their music, she gets a drum set and forms an all-girl rock band with her friends. But can she keep the band together when petty rivalries, unrequited crushes, and outside pressures threaten to tear it apart?

Biographical Note

Kiara Brinkman's novel, Up High in the Trees, was a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice and a Chicago Tribune Favorite Book. Lucy in the Sky is her first graphic novel.

Sean Chiki is a middle school teacher, a musician, and a cartoonist. His comic stories have appeared in collections from Skoda Man Press and have also been self-published in his series Wunderkammer.

Kiara and Sean live in California with their children and two cats.