Continental Drifter (Hardcover)

Continental Drifter By Kathy MacLeod Cover Image

Continental Drifter (Hardcover)


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For fans of Pie in the Sky and Be Prepared comes a charming and relatable graphic memoir from debut author Kathy Macleod.

With a Thai mother and an American father, Kathy lives in two different worlds. She spends most of the year in Bangkok, where she’s secretly counting the days till summer vacation. That’s when her family travels for twenty-four hours straight to finally arrive in a tiny seaside town in Maine.

Kathy loves Maine’s idyllic beauty and all the exotic delicacies she can’t get back home, like clam chowder and blueberry pie. But no matter how hard she tries, she struggles to fit in. She doesn’t look like the other kids in this
rural New England town. Kathy just wants to find a place where she truly belongs, but she’s not sure if it’s in America, Thailand . . . or anywhere.

Kathy MacLeod is an illustrator and cartoonist whose work has appeared in The Believer, Catapult, The Hairpin, and Lucky Peach. After spending most of her life in Bangkok, Thailand (with a four-year interlude at Wesleyan University), she is currently living in Berlin, Germany. Continental Drifter is her first graphic novel.
Product Details ISBN: 9781250813732
ISBN-10: 1250813735
Publisher: First Second
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2024
Pages: 224
Language: English

A Junior Library Guild selection

“A fantastic story about the awkward feelings of being from neither here nor there, which will speak to all immigrant kids and their families.” —Dan Santat, author of A First Time for Everything

“Heartfelt and honest, this book will have you rooting for little Kathy in her search for belonging.”
—Remy Lai, author of Pie in the Sky and Pawcasso