Drama / Raina Telgemeier ; with color by Gurihiru.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school's production of Moon Over Mississippi, she's a terrible singer. Instead she's the set designer for the 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!
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references.
      Ages 10-14.
      Accelerated Reader AR MG 2.6 1.0 135787.
      Stonewall Honor Book in Children's and Young Adult Literature, 2013
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    • ABNT:
      TELGEMEIER, R. Drama. First edition. [s. l.]: Graphix/Scholastic, 2012. ISBN 9780545326988. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.546280. Acesso em: 28 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Telgemeier R. Drama. First edition. Graphix/Scholastic; 2012. Accessed September 28, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.546280
    • APA:
      Telgemeier, R. (2012). Drama (First edition.). Graphix/Scholastic.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Telgemeier, Raina. 2012. Drama. First edition. Graphix/Scholastic. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.546280.
    • Harvard:
      Telgemeier, R. (2012) Drama. First edition. Graphix/Scholastic. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.546280 (Accessed: 28 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Telgemeier, R 2012, Drama, First edition., Graphix/Scholastic, viewed 28 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Telgemeier, Raina. Drama. First edition., Graphix/Scholastic, 2012. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.546280.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Telgemeier, Raina. Drama. First edition. Graphix/Scholastic, 2012. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.546280.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Telgemeier R. Drama [Internet]. First edition. Graphix/Scholastic; 2012 [cited 2020 Sep 28]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.546280


Booklist Reviews 2012 September #2

*Starred Review* Callie loves the theater, even if she can't sing well enough to perform in her beloved musicals. But when drama and romance—both onstage and off—cause problems, Callie finds that set design may be the easiest part of putting on a play. Telgemeier is prodigiously talented at telling cheerful stories with realistic portrayals of middle-school characters. Callie is likable, hardworking, and enthusiastic, but she is as confused about relationships and love as any young teen, and she flits from crush to crush in a believable fashion. Nonactors will love having a spotlight shine on the backstage action, but even those who shun the stage will identify with this roller-coaster ride through young teen emotions. In addressing issues such as homosexuality, Drama is more teen oriented than Telgemeier's elementary-school-friendly Smile (2010). Her deceptively simple art may seem cartoonish, but it is grounded in a firm sense of style and washed in warm colors to give the story an open, welcoming feel. In this realistic and sympathetic story, feelings and thoughts leap off the page, revealing Telgemeier's keen eye for young teen life. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2013 Spring

Seventh-grader Callie loves musical theater, but she isn't much of a singer, so she works as a set designer for the school drama club. Her second year on stage crew is fraught with drama, on and off the set. Telgemeier gets her middle-school characters just right, and her graphic artist skills make this novel a pleasure to read and re-read.

Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2012 #5

Like Telgemeier's previous graphic novel, Smile (a 2010 Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book), this new one will appeal to a wide range of readers. Seventh-grader Callie Marin loves musical theater, and though she isn't much of a singer (which she good-naturedly proves to all in a hilarious scene), she expresses and fulfills her passion by working as a set designer for the school drama club. Her second year on stage crew turns out to be fraught with drama, on and off the set. Not only is the musical a love story, but in real life Callie has a crush on eighth-grader Greg, whose younger brother (and fellow stage-crew member) has a secret crush on Callie. Greg, however, is dating Bonnie, who dumps him for her costar in the play, West, who eventually dumps her for the boy whom Callie has just begun to like. Then Greg asks Callie out. Phew! But Telgemeier handles it all with aplomb and, despite the romantic drama, nothing happens beyond a few innocent kisses. She gets her middle-school characters just right -- from kids who, like Justin, are gay and know it ("Gay? You can say it! I don't mind") to those who, like Callie, wouldn't recognize a gay guy if he clasped his hands and squee-ed over musical auditions, as Justin does when they first meet. As in Smile, Telgemeier's graphic artist skills make this novel a pleasure to read and re-read; of special note is her thoughtful use of the page turn -- for surprise, for a pause, for emotional effect. jennifer m. brabander