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“Livy’s culturally specific concerns, including her family’s reluctance to discuss mental health, will resonate with diasporic readers…”
—Publishers Weekly  (Starred Review)

Living with Viola

Written by Rosena Fung
Published by Annick Press, Limited

Livy is already having trouble fitting in as the new girl at school—and then there’s Viola. Viola is Livy’s anxiety brought to life, a shadowy twin that only Livy can see or hear. Livy tries to push back against Viola’s relentless judgment, but nothing seems to work until she strikes up new friendships at school. Livy hopes that Viola’s days are numbered. But when tensions arise both at home and at school, Viola rears her head stronger than ever. Only when Livy learns how to ask for help and face her anxiety does she finally figure out living with Viola.

Rosena Fung draws on her own early experiences with anxiety and the pressures of growing up as the child of Chinese immigrant parents to craft a charming, deeply personal story that combines the poignancy of Raina Telgemeier’s Guts with the wacky humor of Lumberjanes. Exuberant, colorful art brings Livy’s rich imaginative world—filled with everything from sentient dumplings to flying unicorns—to life on the page.

Primary ISBN: 9781773215488
Publication Date: November 2021
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
Middle Grade, Graphic Novel, Age 09 or older

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Setting: Canada

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: 1st Generation

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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