Yo, Miss: A Graphic Look at High School

2015 DEBUT Yo, Miss: A Graphic Look at High School
Book Author(s) Lisa Wilde
Publisher Microcosm Publishing
Book List Price $12.95
All-Ages Appropriate Yes
Web site http://microcosmpublishing.com/catalog/books/5162


Yo, Miss: A Graphic Look at High School takes the reader inside Wildcat Academy, a second chance high school in New York City where all the students are considered at-risk. Through strong and revealing black and white images, Wilde tells the story of “eight students who are trying to get that ticket to the middle class—a high school diploma.” Whether they succeed or not has as much to do with what happens outside the classroom as in, and the value of perseverance is matched by the power of a second chance. It is a story that shows these teens in all their beauty, intelligence, suffering, humor, and humanity (and also when they are really pains in the behind.) A view from the trenches of public education, Yo, Miss challenges preconceptions about who these kids are, and what is needed to help them graduate.

160 pages, paperback, 978-1-62106-219-6