By Megan Ciskowski, Assistant Publicist
Los Angeles, 1943. It’s the era of the Zoot Suit Riots, and Flaca and Cuata have a problem. It’s bigger than being grounded by their strict mother. It’s bigger than tensions with the soldiers stationed nearby. And it’s shaped like a five-foot-tall lizard. When a lost member of an unknown underground species needs help, the sisters must scramble to keep their new friend away from a corrupt military scientist—but they’ll do it in style.
This diverse sci-fi graphic novel reimagines a lesser-known moment in history, and takes young adult readers on the adventure of a lifetime! Discover what others have to say about Lizard in a Zoot Suit and enjoy an excerpt below.
Meet Manuela Santoni, Italian graphic novelist and author of YA graphic novel Jane Austen: Her Heart Did Whisper, an imagining of Jane Austen’s young life.
By Greg Hunter, Associate Editorial Director, Graphic Universe
I was a fan of MariNaomi’s graphic memoirs before reading the proposal for her new YA graphic novel Losing the Girl. Even so, the book’s treatment really struck me with the complexity, range, and unvarnished portrayal of its characters. In celebration of the book’s pub month, I spoke with Mari about writing characters and keeping them complicated. Read More
Meet cartoonist MariNaomi! She’s the author of Losing the Girl, the first title in the Life on Earth YA graphic novel series. Read More