An endearing Latina protagonist struggles with everyday kid issues through the creative lens of magical powers. Features a humorous, relatable supporting cast in a bright, accessible early-level graphic format.
Things are about to change for Cici. Her parents are separating, and her eccentric abuela is moving in. Then, on the morning of her tenth birthday, Cici awakes to find she has fairy wings?and a newfound ability to see people for who they truly are. If she chooses to keep her wings, abuela explains, she'll retain her new powers. But her powers present unexpected challenges to normal life. When seeing the truth in her friends and family proves difficult, Cici will have to decide how to stay true to herself?wings or no wings.
Cori Doerrfeld is a freelance author and illustrator who holds degrees from St. Olaf College and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She has written and illustrated several picture books, including Penny Loves Pink, Little Bunny Foo Foo: The Real Story, Matilda in the Middle, and Maggie and Wendel. She lives in Minneapolis with her comic artist husband, Tyler Page, and their two children, Charlotte and Leo. You can follow Cori's work on her website: www.coridoerrfeld.com
Tyler Page is an Eisner-nominated and Xeric Grant-winning artist and educator. In addition to publishing his own work, he illustrated the Graphic Universe series The Chicagoland Detective Agency and has created comics and illustrations for a variety of commercial clients. He is also the Director of Print Technology Services at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife, author/illustrator Cori Doerrfeld, and their two children.
Set within a pleasing, candy-colored palette and evocatively expressive characters, Latina Cici is wholly likable, and her real-life concerns play out well juxtaposed with her more whimsical ones. A thoughtful and entertaining mix of fantasy and real-world problems.
Young readers will love the magic and appreciate the problems Cici must face and overcome.
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