Lizard in a Zoot Suit
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.
“[Lizard in a Zoot Suit] is both a politically charged drama and a pulpy sci-fi story all in one, and an ideal graphic novel for Young Adults.”—Comicon.com
“A new YA graphic novel [that] takes a moment in real world history and turns it into the basis for a thrilling adventure that is never anything less than stylish.”—The Hollywood Reporter
|Interest Level||Grade 7 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Genre||Graphic Novels, Young Adult|
|Category||Diverse Books: #OwnVoices, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diversity|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Graphic Universe ™|
|Number of Pages||144|
Author, Illustrator: Marco Finnegan
Marco Finnegan is an educator by day and writes and draws comics by night. He lives in Temecula, California.
- Excellence in Graphic Literature Award Finalist
- Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year