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Bunt!

Striking Out on Financial Aid

Author: written by Ngozi Ukazu; illustrated by Mad Rupert

Bunt!

Bunt!

$25.99

About This Book

Molly Bauer's first year of college is not the picture-perfect piece of art she'd always envisioned. On day one at PICA, Molly discovers that—through some horrible twist of fate—her full-ride...

Page Count
288
Genre
On Sale
02/13/2024
Age Range
14-18

Book Details

Molly Bauer's first year of college is not the picture-perfect piece of art she'd always envisioned. On day one at PICA, Molly discovers that—through some horrible twist of fate—her full-ride scholarship has vanished! But the ancient texts (PICA's dusty financial aid documents) reveal a loophole. If Molly and 9 other art students win a single game of softball, they'll receive a massive athletic scholarship. Can Molly's crew of ragtag artists succeed in softball without dropping the ball?

The author of the New York Times best-selling Check, Please series, Ngozi Ukazu, returns with debut artist Madeline Rupert to bring an energetic young adult story about authenticity, old vs. new, and college failure. It also poses the question: “Is art school worth it?”

Imprint Publisher

First Second

ISBN

9781250193520

In The News

"The diverse ensemble cast is hilariously written, ingeniously personifying and exaggerating the delightfully weird, bombastic student body of an art school." – Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (BCCB), starred

"The characters have well-developed personalities, and their interactions thoughtfully explore themes of teamwork, coming out of your shell, trusting in yourself, and learning to rely on others as the pressure to win a game mounts." –Kirkus

"Ukazu, known for the Check, Please! graphic novel duology, has once again created an appealing coming-of-age college narrative." —School Library Journal

"Fans of Ukazu’s popular Check, Please! series will adore this crew of weirdos bonding and working together." –Booklist

“A hilarious, kinetic, and blisteringly accurate portrait of art school from three masters of the craft. Ngozi, Mad, and K are at the top of their game.” – Gale Galligan, New York Times–bestselling adapter of The Baby-Sitters Club graphic novels

“Pitch-perfect.” – Gaby Epstein, author of Danny Phantom: A Glitch in Time

About the Creators

Bunt!

Bunt!

$25.99