by Vera Brosgol
All Vera wants to do is fit in – but that’s not easy for a Russian girl who’s just moved to the US suburbs. Her friends live in fancy houses and their parents can afford to send them to the best summer camps. Vera’s single mother can’t afford that sort of thing, but there’s one summer camp that is in her price range – Russian summer camp.
Vera is sure she’s found the one place where she can fit in. But camp turns out to be different from how she imagined it. And nothing could prepare her for all the ‘cool girl’ drama, endless Russian history lessons, and worst of all . . . outhouses!
Vera Brosgol was born in Moscow, Russia, and moved to the United States when she was five. Her first graphic novel, Anya’s Ghost, was published by First Second and won Eisner, Cybil, and Harvey Awards. Her picture book Leave Me Alone was a 2017 Caldecott Honor book. She was a storyboard artist for Laika for ten years, working on animated films including Coraline and Kubo and the Two Strings. She lives in Portland, Oregon and actually really likes camping now.
Publisher: First Second
Pub Date: April 24, 2018
Target Age Group: 10 to 14
-Russian Americans -Teenage girls
-Camping -Comics (Graphic works)