Soupy Leaves Home by Cecil Castellucci

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A compelling graphic offering that explores relevant gender roles and self-identity through a historical lens.
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Pearl "Soupy" Plankette ran away from her abusive father, but has nowhere to go until she stumbles upon a disguise that gives her the key to a new identity. Reborn as a boy named Soupy, she hitches her star to Remy "Ramshackle" Smith, a hobo who takes her under his wing. Ramshackle's kindness and protection go a long way to help Soupy heal from her difficult past. But Ramshackle has his own demons to wrestle with, and he'll need Soupy just as much as she needs him.

Set in 1932, this is the story of two misfits with no place to call home, who build a relationship during a train hopping journey from the cold heartbreak of their eastern homes toward the sunny promise of California.
 

About Cecil Castellucci

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Cecil Castellucci is the author of books and graphic novels for young adults including The Year of the Beasts, Boy Proof, The Plain Janes, and First Day on Earth. She is the YA editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books and Children’s Correspondence Coordinator for The Rumpus. Her most recent book is a graphic novel illustrated by Sara Varon, Odd Duck, published by First Second Books. For more information, go to www.misscecil.com
 
Published May 2, 2017 by Dark Horse Books. 208 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Feb 20 2017

A compelling graphic offering that explores relevant gender roles and self-identity through a historical lens.

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