Heavy Vinyl: Riot on the Radio (#1)

Title

Heavy Vinyl: Riot on the Radio (#1)

Authors

Carly Usdin

Illustrator

Nina Vakueva

Publisher

Boom! Box

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9781684151417

Pages

112 pages

Genre

realism

Format

graphic novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Starry-eyed Chris has just started the dream job every outcast kid in town wants: working at Vinyl Mayhem. It's as rad as she imagined; her boss is BOSS, her co-workers spend their time arguing over music, pushing against the patriarchy, and endlessly trying to form a band. When Rosie Riot, the staff's favorite singer, mysteriously vanishes the night before her band's show, Chris discovers her co-workers are doing more than just sorting vinyl...Her local indie record store is also a front for a teen girl vigilante fight club!

Grade Level

9-12

Diversity Topics

Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Interracial; Multiracial; Gay/Lesbian; interracial relationship; multiracial community; gay; gay adults; gay fathers; lesbian; lesbian teenagers; lesbian relationship

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Black (African American) / Latinx (Puerto Rican) / White

Family Formation

mother and father; two fathers

LGBTQ+

gay males; lesbian females

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2018, Nominee, Young Adult Graphic Novel
Rainbow List, 2019 Graphic Novels
YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2019 Fiction

Keywords

record store; music; New Jersey; secrets; vigilante club; insecurity; pop culture; missing person; investigation

Diversity Impact

indirect

Heavy Vinyl: Riot on the Radio (#1)

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