Instagram sensation and Tapas webcomic superstar Cassandra
Calin makes her long-form debut with this funny, feel-good
middle-grade graphic novel about change.
Goodbye, old life...
Lia and her family are waiting to board a flight across the Atlantic,
leaving behind family, friends, and Romania -- the only home
Lia has ever known. But Lia's heartache is overshadowed by the
discomfort of her first period. As if things weren't difficult
enough! Now Lia is thrust into a world where everything is different:
her home, her language, and even her body. With so many changes
happening at once, Lia struggles with schoolwork, has trouble
communicating with classmates, and has no idea how to manage her
unpleasant periods. Will she ever feel like herself again?
Inspired by the author's own immigration experience, The New
Girl is a comically charming story about change and acceptance.
The long-form debut from the hilarious Instagram sensation,
A comically heart-warming graphic novel about change and acceptance
Inspired by the author's own immigration experience
Cassandra Calin is a cartoonist and humorist best known for her semi-autobiographical webcomic series, Cassandra Comics, in which she talks about her life with curly hair, high expectations, and other daily problems. Originally from Romania, Cassandra immigrated to Canada when she was a child and later earned her BA in graphic design from L'Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). The New Girl is her long-form graphic novel debut. Learn more about Cassandra and her comics at cassandracalin.com.