A Graphic Novel

Paperback, 240 pages

Published Oct. 5, 2021 by Scholastic Inc..

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4 stars (8 reviews)

Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school's production of Moon over Mississippi, she can't really sing. Instead she's the set designer for the drama department's stage crew, and this year she's determined to create a set worthy of Broadway on a middle-school budget. But how can she, when she doesn't know much about carpentry, ticket sales are down, and the crew members are having trouble working together? Not to mention the onstage AND offstage drama that occurs once the actors are chosen. And when two cute brothers enter the picture, things get even crazier!

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4 stars

Drama is a charming tale of the production of a middle school play, with the main character navigating the challenges of production, her friendships, and burgeoning romantic feelings. The characters are treated with empathy and respect, and if you participated in school plays growing up, you'll feel right at home with the excitement that the characters in the novel have for their work. Why is this one being banned? I suppose it is because there are some gay characters in the novel, but the book banners are really grasping at straws here; the book is delightful.