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Ink Girls

By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Medieval girl power rules in this inspiring graphic novel.

Ink Girls book cover: Colorful illustration of three girls (all holding sheets of paper) above buildings in a medieval town

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A colorful plot that unfolds at a run, diverse characters, a bit of history, and important lessons about friendship and truth make for a fun and uplifting read. While the Ink Girls characters and storylines are designed for middle grade readers, the story also has mature themes about political censorship and the real dangers of speaking truth to power. Marieke Nijkamp's fast-paced story keeps readers engaged on every page, while Sylvia Bi's boldly colored illustrations bring medieval Italy and the memorable characters to vibrant life. Tweens on up who love graphic novels and empowering reads are sure to enjoy this book.

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