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 Anne of West Philly : a modern graphic retelling of Anne of Green Gables (Classic Graphic Remix)
 Author: Weir, Ivy Noelle

 Publisher:  Little, Brown (2022)

 Dewey: 741.5
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 256 p., col. ill., 21 cm

 BTSB No: 929868 ISBN: 9780316459785
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Graphic novels
 Orphans -- Fiction
 Foster home care -- Fiction
 Robots -- Fiction
 Middle schools -- Fiction
 School stories

Price: $10.65

In this modern retelling, Anne is fostered into the West Philly home of siblings Marilla and Matthew, and while she initially has a hard time at school, she ends up joining the robotics team and competes for a spot in an elite STEM program.

 Added Entry - Personal Name: Montgomery, L. M
 Illustrator: Haynes, Myisha
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 3.30
   Points: 2.0   Quiz: 518397

   School Library Journal (04/01/22)
   Booklist (04/15/22)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 04/01/2022 Gr 4–7—A modern and fresh graphic novel adaptation of the beloved Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Thirteen-year-old, red-haired Anne Shirley has been taken in by siblings Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, who are temporarily fostering her while her next-of-kin is located. Hewing very close to the source material, the work introduces best friend Diana, school rival Gilbert, and inspiring teacher Muriel Stacey. The creative and daydreaming protagonist also gets into familiar scrapes—the missing brooch, mistakenly intoxicating Diana, and giving herself a horrendous haircut. However, new additions to the plot are included, such as her interest in robotics and a female love interest, making this a relatable narrative. This is Weir's second outing in the "Classic Graphic Remix," following her Secret Garden adaptation. The full-color panels offer engaging and arresting art; the dynamic design will draw in fans of Raina Telgemeier and Kayla Miller. Anne, Marilla, and Matthew have brown skin, and Diana and Gilbert appear to be white. VERDICT A charming retelling for fans of the classic novel and middle school–themed graphic novels.—Shelley M. Diaz - Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 04/15/2022 In this contemporary graphic adaptation of the popular children’s novel Anne of Green Gables, Anne is now a Black tween who is fostered into siblings’ Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert’s home in West Philly. In this adaptation, Anne’s move to the Cuthberts’ household gets off to a somewhat challenging start. This causes Marilla to question whether they are equipped, positioned, or suited to parent the spirited and strong-minded teenager well. However, with the help of a therapist, Marilla and Anne work to be more adaptable toward and patient with each other, and over time things turn around. With Marilla fully committed to being more patient and understanding and Matt’s strong encouragement and support, the two manage to create something that Anne has longed for: a family. And Anne thrives, developing close friendships, experiencing her first love, and succeeding in school. Weir and Haynes’ modern take does a solid job at recasting the classic with updated plot points that will appeal to young readers. Supported by colorful, meaningfully expressive artwork, this graphic novel presents a beloved tale with a fresh perspective. - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

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