Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Cheer Up: Love and Pom Poms

A graphic novel for teens about authenticity, defying expectations, and standing up for your friends. It's short and sweet and highlights the growing friendship of Annie, an anti-social, mean girl who is being forced to join the cheerleading teem and Bebe, a trans girl who just wants to make sure everyone is happy and comfortable around her - even at the expense of her feelings. This book manages to convey the importance of speaking up for yourself and supporting those who are different from you, not because they are different, but because they are human too, without being preachy or droll. While the two girls are becoming friends they discover that their emotions might run a little deeper. Cute, charming, and wholesome. 

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