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Dancing at the Pity Party by Tyler Feder
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Apr 14, 2020 | ISBN 9780525553021

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Sydney Taylor Young Adult Book Award Winner
School Library Journal 
Best Book of 2020
YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers List
YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens List

YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Nominee

★ ”Sincere but not sappy, this bittersweet and affecting meditation on the author’s experiences also serves as a heartfelt celebration of her mother’s life.” —Horn Book

★ “Feder’s simple art features light pink backgrounds, a diverse cast of supporting characters, and details that make the story feel real . . .  this book offers a wealth of perspective about coping with grief.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ ”Equal parts celebration, reflection, and mourning, this graphic memoir touches on the unpredictable path of grief . . . Grieving teens will find incredible solace in Feder’s story; all readers will be stirred by this wrenching yet uplifting musing.” —School Library Journal, starred review

★ “Feder takes readers along on the nightmare road trip that nobody wants to make in a frank and funny, intimate and poignant graphic novel . . . The narrative, in peppily solid panel art, is exceptionally articulate and accessible.” —BCCB, starred review

★ “Grief can be crushing, but this heartfelt memoir will comfort those who have known it and gently show those who haven’t how to help and what to expect.” —Booklist, starred review

“The pastel-toned illustrations effectively convey Feder’s youth and the intensity of her emotions while emphasizing the ultimate message of survival and resilience in the face of life-changing grief. Cathartic and uplifting.” —Kirkus Reviews


Sydney Taylor Book Award, Association of Jewish Libraries WINNER

YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults NOMINEE

ALA Quick Pick for Young Adult Reluctant Readers RECOMMENDED

School Library Journal Best Book of the Year RECOMMENDED 2020

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