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Operatic by Maclear, Kyo



Kyo Maclear

Somewhere in the universe, there is the perfect tune for you.

It's almost the end of middle school, and Charlie has to find her perfect song for a music class assignment. The class learns about a different style of music each day, from hip-hop to metal to disco, but it's hard for Charlie to concentrate when she can't stop noticing her classmate Emile, or wondering about Luka, who hasn't been to school in weeks. On top of everything, she has been talked into participating in an end-of-year performance with her best friends.

Then, the class learns about opera, and Charlie discovers the music of Maria Callas. The more she learns about Maria's life, the more Charlie admires her passion for singing and her ability to express herself fully through her music. Can Charlie follow the example of the ultimate diva, Maria Callas, when it comes to her own life?

This evocatively illustrated graphic novel brilliantly captures the high drama of middle school by focusing on the desire of its finely drawn characters to sing and be heard.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Published: 04/02/2019
ISBN: 9781554989720
Pages: 160
Weight: 1.25lbs
Size: 9.20h x 6.60w x 0.90d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 03/01/2019
Booklist 03/15/2019 pg. 56
School Library Journal 04/01/2019 pg. 80
Shelf Awareness 04/05/2019
Horn Book Magazine 05/01/2019 pg. 144
Foreword 04/26/2019
Publishers Weekly 05/27/2019
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2019 - Superior,Well Above Average

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 503905 / Operatic
Reading Level: 3.4 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 1