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You're Welcome, Universe

You're Welcome, Universe

  • Title: You're Welcome, Universe
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  • ISBN : 9780399551413
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 297 pages


When Julia finds a slur about her best friend scrawled across the back of the Kingston School for the Deaf, she covers it up with a beautiful albeit illegal graffiti mural.Her supposed best friend snitches, the principal expels her, and her two mothers set Julia up with a one way ticket to a mainstream school in the suburbs, where she s treated like an outcast as the o When Julia finds a slur about her best friend scrawled across the back of the Kingston School for the Deaf, she covers it up with a beautiful albeit illegal graffiti mural.Her supposed best friend snitches, the principal expels her, and her two mothers set Julia up with a one way ticket to a mainstream school in the suburbs, where she s treated like an outcast as the only deaf student The last thing she has left is her art, and not even Banksy himself could convince her to give that up.Out in the burbs, Julia paints anywhere she can, eager to claim some turf of her own But Julia soon learns that she might not be the only vandal in town Someone is adding to her tags, making them better, showing off and showing Julia up in the process She expected her art might get painted over by cops But she never imagined getting dragged into a full blown graffiti war


Author Whitney Gardner

Whitney Gardner is an author, illustrator, and coffee addict Originally from New York, she studied design and worked as an art teacher and school librarian before moving to Victoria, BC, where she lives by the Salish Sea with her husband and two pugs In the rare moment Whitney isn t writing or drawing, she s likely to be reading comics, knitting, or roasting her own coffee beans.




You're Welcome, Universe Reviews (31)

  • 4.5 I received an ARC for review from Chapters Indigo as I am an Indigo employee but this in no way affects or influences my opinion This was such a beautiful story I loved how thoughtfully it portrayed Deaf culture and really how overall diverse it was A Deaf Indian MC with lesbian parents, like co [..]

  • I really struggled to finish this book At less than 300 pages it should have been a breeze, but it took me so long to push through.One problem, perhaps, is that I chose the wrong kind of story for me I like it when art is a subplot in a book used for expressing oneself or for escapism but I am often [..]

  • Silence is the loudest sound It s been a really long time since I ve read a book that has, chapter after chapter, taught me so much about a world I knew so little about Actually, make that two worlds.Julia is Deaf, and when her best friend rats her out for spraying graffiti in the school gym, [..]

  • The last YA book I read with illustrations inside was gorgeous little Everything, Everything, and that was almost two years ago, so I was surprised to find plenty of drawings to admire when I opened this new book.Sadly though, I do believe they weren t exactly necessary They don t add to the story, [..]

  • I really, really liked this One of the best debuts I ve read this year.Representation includes a main character who is Indian American and Deaf, she has two mothers who are both also Deaf, and a side character who is fat What I liked There was very minimal romance The main character mentions a crush [..]

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