Spring 2020

Lizard in a Zoot Suit

  • Interest Level: Grade 7 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

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. Cartoonist Marco Finnegan presents Lizard in a Zoot Suit, an outrageous, historical, sci-fi graphic novel.

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$31.99 $23.99
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$47.99 $35.99
Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Fiction, Graphic Novels, Young Adult
Subject Diversity
Copyright 2020
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Graphic Universe ™
Language English
Number of Pages 144
Publication Date 2020-05-05
Text Type Fiction—Science Fiction/Fantasy
BISACS YAF010030, YAF058190, YAF010110
Dewey 741.5/973
Dimensions 7 x 10
Features Afterword, Author/Illustrator biography, Original artwork, and Reviewed


Lalo Alcaraz

“An entertaining and meaningful story. The bicultural characters and diverse Mexican American setting are a fun entry point into some serious Chicano history, the era of the 1940s Zoot Suit Riots. Put on your tacuche and your tando, and get ready for Lizard in a Zoot Suit!”—Lalo Alcaraz, author of Latino USA: A Cartoon History

John Jennings

Lizard in a Zoot Suit is a beautifully rendered, heartbreaking, and insightful graphic adventure.”—John Jennings, author Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

Author, Illustrator: Marco Finnegan

Marco Finnegan is an educator by day and writes and draws comics by night. He lives in Temecula, California.