Anne of West Philly: A Modern Graphic Retelling of Anne of Green Gables by Ivy Noelle Weir
Release Date: March 1st, 2022
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Genre: Middle Grade, Graphic Novel
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Anne of Green Gables with a twist: in this follow-up to Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy and The Secret Garden on 81st Street, this full-color graphic novel moves Anne Shirley to modern-day West Philadelphia, where she finds new friends, new rivals, and a new family.
When Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert decide to foster a teenage girl for the first time, their lives are changed forever. Their redheaded foster daughter, Anne Shirley, is in search of an exciting life and has decided that West Philly is where she’s going to find it. Armed with a big personality and unstoppable creativity, Anne takes her new home by storm as she joins the robotics club, makes new friends in Diana and Gilbert, experiences first love, and turns the ordinary into the extraordinary. But as Anne starts to get comfortable, she discovers one thing she wasn’t looking for: a family.
Thank you to TBR and Beyond Tours and author Ivy Noelle Weir for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Graphic novels have easily started to become my new favorite thing of the book world. Anne of West Philly did not disappoint. The artwork was absolutely beautiful and the retelling of our beloved Anne was spot on. I really enjoyed seeing our Anne as a young black girl intersted in STEM. Seeing her chase her dreams in this aspect was so refreshing and cool. This novel did handle a couple of harder topics, but I felt that they were tactfully portrayed and gave a deeper meaning to Anne’s story.
Ivy Noelle Weir is a writer of comics and prose. She is the co-creator of the Dwayne McDuffie Award-winning graphic novel Archival Quality (Oni Press), the upcoming The Secret Garden on 81st Street (Little, Brown for Young Readers), and her writing has appeared in anthologies such as Princeless: Girls Rock (Action Lab Entertainment) and Dead Beats (A Wave Blue World). She lives in the greater Boston area with her husband and their two tiny, weird dogs.
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