Call Me Iggy

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Iggy is an American-born Columbian who started his first day of high school on the wrong foot. First, his meeting with another student, Mirasol, leads to a viral school meme. Then, he is wrongly placed into Spanish class instead of French. To top off the number of things that go wrong, he spills his dead abuelito’s ashes. Iggy’s first day mishaps sets off a chain of events that will lead him to some strange and bizarre instances and important decisions he will have to make.

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book prior to reading it because Aguirre’s Claudette books are entirely different. I really liked the touching story of Iggy figuring out where he belongs in the world and helping his own family journey back to their roots. While the story deals with some heavy topics of immigration, border security, and the 2016 election, Iggy’s abuelito adds a nice comedic touch to the story even during scenes when he is rather obnoxious. I highly recommend this book to any YA graphic novel reader who loves stories about family and self-discovery.

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Author Jorge Aguirre, Rafael Rosado
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 256 pages
Publisher First Second
Publish Date 13-Feb-2024
ISBN 9781250204134 Buy this Book
Issue April 2024
Category Sequential Art - Kids