Between Shades of Gray: The Graphic Novel
Philomel Books, of Penguin Random House, 2021
Novel Edition Author – Ruta Sepetys
Adaptation – Andrew Donkin
Art Direction – Ellice M. Lee
Color Lead – Brann Livesay
Lettering – Chris Dickey

★ “Like Lina’s art, the stirring, watercolorlike illustrations serve as an evocative medium for relaying both the horrors of her experience and the sublime resilience of the human spirit. A stunningly rendered graphic adaptation that will introduce new readers to this important chapter in history.”
–Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
The watercolors are rendered mostly in somber grays and browns, although occasional splashes of color are used to great effect. Teens familiar with the story will appreciate its new form, and it will also bring in plenty of new readers. VERDICT Offering a side of World War II not often ­depicted in media, this is a solid addition for teen graphic novel collections.
–School Library Journal

North Star YA Award Nominee

SoCal Indie Bestseller List

Additional Coloring: Anthony Miller Jr.

Additional Coloring: Anthony Miller Jr.

Additional Coloring: Antonio Scricco


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