Goldie Vance, Volume One

Title

Goldie Vance, Volume One

Authors

Hope Larson

Illustrator

Brittney Williams; Sarah Stern

Publisher

BOOM! Box

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9781608868988

Pages

112 pages

Genre

historical

Format

graphic novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Sixteen-year-old Marigold “Goldie” Vance lives at a Florida resort with her dad, who manages the place. Her mom, who divorced her dad years ago, works as a live mermaid at a club downtown. Goldie has an insatiable curiosity, which explains her dream to one day become the hotel’s in-house detective. When Charles, the current detective, encounters a case he can’t crack, he agrees to mentor Goldie in exchange for her help solving the mystery.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Divorce; Single parent; Biracial; Interracial; Gay/Lesbian; divorced parent; co-parenting; single father; biracial teenager; interracial parents; lesbian teenager

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Family Formation

divorced mother and father

LGBTQ+

lesbian female

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2016, Nominee, Graphic Novel
Cybils Awards, 2017, Nominee, Graphic Novel
Best Books for Teens, 2016

Keywords

hotel; resort; detective; Florida; investigation; thievery; necklace; espionage; street racing; valet; kidnapping

Diversity Impact

indirect

Goldie Vance, Volume One

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