Frankie's World: A Graphic Novel (Paperback)
From acclaimed Autistic Irish comedian Aoife Dooley comes a fresh and funny debut middle-grade graphic novel about fitting in and standing out.
Frankie is different from everyone in her class, and she can't figure out why. She has trouble concentrating, and her classmates tease her for not having a dad at home. To try to make sense of the world, Frankie doodles her daily adventures in a journal. One day, when Frankie sneaks into her mom's room and sees her biological father's name on her birth certificate, she decides to go on a mission to track him down. Could Frankie's father be the key to finding out why Frankie feels so adrift?
A unique story told with a light touch and an abundance of warmth and wit, Frankie's World is laugh-out-loud funny and a love letter to daring to be different.
About the Author
Aoife Dooley is an award-winning comedian, writer, and illustrator from Dublin. She's the creator of a counting board book, 1 2 3 Ireland!, which won an Irish Book Award. She is also the creator and animator of Your One Nikita, a web series of TV shorts that has a loyal online fan base. Aoife openly shares her experiences of being diagnosed with autism at the age of twenty-seven and how her diagnosis helped her to truly understand herself. Visit Aoife online at aoifedooleydesign.com.
Praise for Frankie's World:
American Library Association Best Graphic Novel for Children, 2022
"Validating for those who need it, delightful reading for all." -- Kirkus Reviews
"A positive journey to self-discovery… Clean, bold comic-style artwork in black, blue, and orange is eye-catching and easy to read, and illustrations are fun and engaging." -- School Library Journal
"Affirming." -- Publishers Weekly