Bound To Stay Bound

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 Author: Krosoczka, Jarrett

 Publisher:  Scholastic (2023)

 Dewey: 741.59
 Classification: Autobiography
 Physical Description: 226 p., col. ill., 22 cm

 BTSB No: 533177 ISBN: 9781338356328
 Ages: 12-16 Grades: 7-11

 Krosoczka, Jarrett
 Illustrators -- Biography
 American authors -- Biography
 Autobiographical comic books, strips, etc

Price: $12.29

The author brings readers back to Camp Sunshine to meet the campers and fellow counselors who changed the course of his life. Follow-up to Hey, Kiddo. In graphic novel format.

   Kirkus Reviews (02/15/23)
   School Library Journal (00/03/23)
   Booklist (04/15/23)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/04/23)
 The Hornbook (+) (00/05/23)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 04/15/2023 In a spiritual companion to his National Book Award­­­–winning Hey, Kiddo, Krosoczka offers another autobiographical comic, this time about the first year he spent volunteering at a summer camp for terminally ill children and their families. He chronicles his initial anxiety about working at the camp, meeting and befriending the kids there, the bonds he shared with the other counselors, and his continuing commitment to similar organizations. In a visual style similar to Hey, Kiddo, peachy washes of orange and yellow create a nice sense of warmth, and that feels very intentional; he’s careful to keep the mood light and positive during scenes at the camp. Of course, death looms in the background, and once the summer is over, he shares details about some of the campers who eventually succumbed to their cancers. While it’s gratifying to see the effect the camp had on the children and their families in Krosoczka’s respectful and thoughtful hands, their perspectives are a noticeable (and inevitable) absence—one the artist’s no-doubt life-changing experience can’t quite account for. - Copyright 2023 Booklist.

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