Meet Me on Mercer Street (Hardcover)

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Kacie loves hanging out with her friend Nisha on Mercer Street where they do everything together! When Kacie comes back from a trip, Nisha and her family are gone, and no one will say where they've gone. In solving the mystery surrounding Nisha's family, Kacie makes a new friend, realizes her neighborhood is changing, and recognizes that she and her neighbors can change things about where they live.

— Cathy

Description


Harriet the Spy meets Front Desk in this funny, surprising graphic novel by Booki Vivat, author-illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Frazzled series.

Aspiring artist Kacie spends most of her time on Mercer Street with her best friend, Nisha, people-watching and doodling whatever is happening in their neighborhood. But when she comes back from a summer away, the local corner store is boarded up, the adults in town are all on edge, and Nisha is nowhere to be found! Everything is changing, and Kacie’s not sure what to do about it. Especially without Nisha to help her.

But Kacie has a knack for noticing things, and with her sketchbooks and observational skills, she just might have what it takes to figure out what’s really happening on Mercer Street.

Filled with both cartoons and graphic comic panels, Booki Vivat draws a hilarious-yet-deeply-perceptive portrait of a changing neighborhood, a mysterious disappearance, and the girl who’s determined to understand how she fits in to the picture.

About the Author


Booki Vivat is the New York Times bestselling author-illustrator of the Frazzled series. She grew up in Southern California, telling stories and doodling. Before becoming an author, she taught middle school English abroad and worked in publishing in New York. Now she lives in Oakland, California and makes books for kids! Follow her on Instagram at @bookibookibooki and learn more at www.bookivivat.com.

Praise For…


"This journal-style graphic novel tells a touching story with cartoon drawings and highlights the importance of family and community. With a rising cost of living and an uncertain future for many small communities, this timely story is likely to resonate with lots of middle-grade readers, who will take away the message that, when everyone does their small part, they can make big things happen." ­- Booklist

"Relying on both prose and comics, Vivat fills Kacie's world with textured, diverse neighbors, and the engaging cartoon artwork and gentle yet honest writing result in an authentic and accessible read... An appealing story of neighborhood change." - Kirkus

"An absolute delight! These characters will linger in your heart." - Jennifer L. Holm, New York Times bestselling author and co-creator of Sunny Side Up

"Part graphic novel, part text, all heart. Booki Vivat has created something truly special with this illustrated story of friendship and community. I wish that I could live on Mercer Street!" - Christina Soontornvat, three-time Newbery Honor winner

"An uplifting and timely story about friendship, community and change. Kids will love how the fun illustrations bring Kacie's sleuthing adventures around the neighborhood to life!" - Janae Marks, author of From the Desk of Zoe Washington

"Meet Me on Mercer Street is truly special-funny, heartfelt, and deeply thoughtful. Booki Vivat has a gift, and this book is a joy." - Tae Keller, Newbery Medal-winning author of When You Trap a Tiger

"A brilliant book about the strength of community-and the power of art to observe, inspire, and make change. Visually stunning, emotionally tender, and laugh-out-loud funny. Kacie is adorable, and Mercer Street is the place to be!" - Lauren Magaziner, author of the Case Closedseries



Product Details
ISBN: 9781338788709
ISBN-10: 1338788701
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2024
Pages: 192
Language: English