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Scott, Mairghread

The City on the Other Side

(3) 4-6 Illustrated by Robin Robinson. In this richly colored graphic novel, sheltered yet neglected Isabel, a high-society Latinx girl in post–1906 earthquake San Francisco, becomes embroiled in a fairy war. Separated by the "Veil," the fantastical fairy realm overlays the drabber human world, and the illustrations fluctuate smoothly between the historical and whimsical settings. Dynamic angles and varied, harshly bordered panels maintain the story's urgent pace.


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