Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Why Is Everybody Yelling?: Growing Up in My Immigrant Family [Graphic Novel Memoir]
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Why Is Everybody Yelling?: Growing Up in My Immigrant Family [Graphic Novel Memoir]

Why Is Everybody Yelling?: Growing Up in My Immigrant Family [Graphic Novel Memoir]

By Marisabina Russo

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Publication Date: October 12, 2021

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Ages 12 to 18

“A wonderful book about figuring out who we are and who we want to be when we grow up. It’s also about being an American—especially a first-generation American.” —Roz Chast

It’s 1950s New York, and Marisabina Russo is being raised Catholic and attending a Catholic school that she loves—but when she finds out that she’s Jewish by blood, and that her family members are Jewish survivors of the Holocaust, her childhood is thrown into turmoil. To make matters more complicated, her father is out of the picture, her mother is ambitious and demanding, and her older half brothers have troubles, too. Following the author’s young life from first grade to her teens in the tumultuous, liberating 1960s, this is a heartfelt, unexpectedly humorous, and meticulously illustrated memoir. In her graphic-novel debut, the author explores the childhood burdens of memory and guilt, and her struggle and success in forming an identity entirely her own.

About the Author

Marisabina Russo is the acclaimed author and illustrator of numerous books for young people including two picture books based on her family’s wartime experiences, Always Remember Me and I Will Come Back for You. She lives in Westchester, New York. marisabinabooks.com

Format: Hardcover with dust jacket

Length: 240 pages

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Publication Date: October 12, 2021

ISBN: 9780374303839

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