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With her city at war, orphan Blue disguises herself as a newsboy for the only local paper that tells the truth, but a new friend gives her the courage to start seeking the freedom to be herself.
Publisher: New York, NY : Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic, 2017
Edition: First Edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780545803120
Characteristics: 198 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: News prints


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ArapahoeLaura Feb 07, 2018

Steampunk meets Newsies!

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Newsgirl in disguise discovers a super secret super weapon that could wipe out everything. What will happen next?!

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ArapahoeLaura Feb 07, 2018

Steampunk meets Newsies!

Jun 23, 2017

It's fun and interesting, but feels like its trying to cover a lot of things without really getting any depth in any of them.

forbesrachel May 27, 2017

Little "girl" Blue, who has to dress as a boy, works for the Bugle by running around to sell newspapers. She thoroughly believes in the importance of her job, and knows that she is just as capable of doing it as any boy. The rest of the world isn't as sure, but wartime opens doors for women... While working, Blue and her canary companion Goldie befriend several others who have reason to hide who they are. Jack is an inventor with connections to the capital, and the bird-loving Crow prefers to avoid adults. Newsprints takes inspiration from several different sources; the setting is a mixture of the 30's and 40's war era and steampunk, individual characters are based on nursery rhymes, and the issues that are of concern are modern ones such as gender equality and the veracity of the news. The art balances the serious and the fun aspects of this story and its tone rather nicely. Of special note is the lighting, which is very impressionistic, often sporting hues seen at dawn or dusk. By contrast, is Blue, whose light blue hat and slacks draw the attention of our eyes. The plot moves at a swift pace (although, sometimes a little too swiftly), and the excitement it builds is only aided by the frequent use of different dramatic perspectives. Overall, Xu has created an entertaining and meaningful story with a wonderful cast of characters. Many threads are left hanging though, so kids and adults alike will eagerly await the sequel.


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