Announcing forthcoming graphic novel ‘PEARL’

Very excited to share news of my upcoming graphic novel with Sherri L. Smith via Publisher’s Weekly:


pearl_authorphotosCassandra Pelham at Scholastic/ Graphix has acquired world rights to Pearl, a graphic novel for teens by Sherri L. Smith(l.), illustrated by Christine Norrie.

Set in 1941, the book follows a 13-year-old Japanese-American girl visiting family in Japan when Pearl Harbor is attacked. After the attack she is enlisted as a “monitor girl” to translate radio transmissions for the Japanese army, and has to adjust to her new life in a foreign, war-torn land.

Publication is planned for 2018; Kirby Kim at Janklow & Nesbit represented the author, and the illustrator was unagented.


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