You're Welcome, Universe

You're Welcome, Universe

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When Julia finds a slur about her best friend scrawled across the back of the Kingston School for the Deaf, she covers it up with a beautiful (albeit illegal) graffiti mural. Her supposed best friend snitches, the principal expels her, and her two mothers set Julia up with a one-way ticket to a "mainstream" school in the suburbs, where she's treated like an outcast as the only deaf student. The last thing she has left is her art, and not even Banksy himself could convince her to give that up. Out in the 'burbs, Julia paints anywhere she can, eager to claim some turf of her own. But Julia soon learns that she might not be the only vandal in town. Someone is adding to her tags, making them better, showing off—and showing Julia up in the process. She expected her art might get painted over by cops. But she never imagined getting dragged into a full-blown graffiti war.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A Knopf, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780399551420
Branch Call Number: FICTION Gar
Description: 297 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: You are welcome, universe


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Jun 16, 2018

I don't often read books but i could definitely relate to this vibrant character. the relationship between both yoga pants and the main character(forgot her name) was interesting and made me think of different views. What i really enjoyed about this book was the character development of a teens view. I cant say its my favorite book though.

Oct 25, 2017

Found the graffitti world mildy interesting. But wasn't enthralled with the story.

Jun 11, 2017

I loved every page of this book! Funny, relatable, real, unpredictable. Loved the characters and conflicts, loved the art, loved the solutions to describing visual language ASL; liked the realistic pace at which YP learns ASL; loved how Deaf culture was featured.


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