A gorgeous, provocative debut graphic novel about the power of friendship and finding the courage to be one's true self.
Blue is an orphan who disguises herself as a newsboy. There's a war going on, and girls are expected to help the struggling economy by selling cookies. But Blue loves living and working at theBugle, the only paper in town that tells the truth. And what's printed in the newspapers now matters more than ever.
But Blue struggles with her secret, and worries that if her friends and adopted family at theBuglefind out that she's a girl, she'll lose everything and everyone she cares about. And when she meets and befriends Crow, a boy who is also not what he seems, together they seek the freedom to be their true selves... and to save each other.
* This excellent and unique offering features strong world-building and an original storyline. -School Library Journal, starred review
With rich coloring, retro cityscapes that hark to the era of newsies, and a miscellany of steampunk gadgetry, it's an enjoyable romp that considers how hidden secrets shape who people become. -Publishers Weekly
A fantastic story about friendship, anda strong debut graphic novel! - Kazu Kibuishi, #1New York Timesbestselling creator of Amulet
Ru Xu's gorgeous illustrations and heartfelt writing makes NewsPrints a graphic novel I want to reread again and again. - Faith Erin Hicks,New York Timesbestselling author of The Nameless City
Xu's manga-influenced art is full of movement and life. - Eva Volin, Children's Librarian, Alameda Free Library
Ru Xu grew up in Indianapolis and received a degree in Sequential Art from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She is the creator of the popular webcomicSaint for Rent, andNewsPrintsis her first graphic novel. Her favorite things include historical fiction, fat birds, and coffee-flavolS6