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"The Secret Garden on 81st Street" by Ivy Noelle Weir & Amber Padilla

Witches of Ash and Ruin cover

The Secret Garden with a twist: in this follow-up to Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, this full-color graphic novel moves Mary Lennox to a New York City brownstone, where she and her very first group of friends restore an abandoned rooftop garden...and her uncle's heart.

Mary Lennox is a loner living in Silicon Valley. With her parents always working, video game and tech become her main source of entertainment and "friends." When her parents pass away in a tragic accident, she moves to New York City to live with her uncle who she barely knows, and to her surprise, keeps a gadget free home. Looking for comfort in this strange, new reality, Mary discovers an abandoned rooftop garden and an even bigger secret...her cousin who suffers from anxiety. With the help of her new friends, Colin and Dickon, Mary works to restore the garden to its former glory while also learning to grieve, build real friendships, and grow.

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Genre: #MiddleGrade #Contemporary #Retelling #GraphicNovel

Disability rep: #MentalHealth #Anxiety #PanicDisorder

Other representation: #LGBTQIA #Queer #BIPOC

Publication date: #March2020 #2020year


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