In steps Pardalita. Another girl at school, a senior and a gifted artist, who's moving to Lisbon to study in the fall. The two girls get to know each other while working on a play. And Raquel falls in love.
From author/artist Joana Estrela comes Pardalita, a beautiful slice-of-life story that is This One Summer meets Ursula K. Le Guin's Very Far Away from Anywhere Else, told in flashbacks and present day action. Using a gorgeous blend of prose, illustrations, and graphic novel format, Estrela captures the feeling of being a teenager in a way that feels gentle, joyful, and real.
Joana Estrela was born in Penafield, Portugal in 1990. She started drawing family portraits at an early age, writing funny subtitles to go along with. Her methods haven't changed a lot since – what motivates her to start a book is still the joy that comes with it. She is a graduate of the Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto and has won awards in her home country for both her picture books and her graphic novels.
Lyn Miller-Lachmann is an author, translator, teacher, and librarian. Her books for teens and young readers include Gringolandia, Surviving Santiago, Rogue, and She Persisted: Temple Grandin. As an adult, she was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome and delves into her diagnosis often in her writing. She lives in New York City.