(W/A) Alyssa Bermudez 

 

In this heartfelt diary-style graphic memoir, a young New Yorker doodles her way through middle school - until the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack leaves her wondering if she can ever be a kid again. 12-year old Alyssa splits time between her Puerto Rican dad's apartment in Manhattan and her white mom's new place in Queens, navigating the trials and tribulations of middle school, and an epic crush on a new classmate. The only way to make sense of it all is to capture the highs and lows in d