'Little Fish': Navigating Life After High School | Zest Books Giveaway

Navigating the transition from high school to college can be really tough, and debut YA author/illustrator Ramsey Beyer has turned her experience into Little Fish. It is an honest look at making those first step into an exciting world, with new friends and discoveries around every corner. Five lucky SLJTeen readers will win a copy of Little Fish from Zest Books.
Navigating the journey of life after high school is a titanic challenge for most teens. And for Ramsey Beyer, the transition from her small town high school in Paw Paw, Michigan, to freshman year of college at a bustling art school in Baltimore, Maryland, wasn’t entirely smooth sailing. In her hybrid graphic novel/memoir, Little Fish: A Memoir from A Ramsey BeyerDifferent Kind of Year (Zest Books, dist. by Houghton Harcourt, $15.99 hardcover; 9781936976188), Ramsey shares her observations about growing up, making decisions, and adjusting to college life through an engaging combination of lists, comics-style artwork, collages, and journal entries. Like most college freshmen, Ramsey experiences an entire range of emotions, from being painfully homesick to gleefully independent—and everything in between. Even though she's a "little fish" in a big pond, at college she feels “Limitless … like I’m challenging everything I thought I knew.” Little FishAs a down-to-earth, well-adjusted young adult who sees college as an opportunity for self-growth, Ramsey is a refreshing character for readers to meet—from her struggles to form new friendships while staying afloat in her demanding academic program to her uncertainty about dating and her future career. For a chance to win a free copy of Little Fish, simply email with your preferred mailing address and include a snippet of advice or story from your own experience for today’s teens facing choices about what to do after high school. Five people will be chosen at random from entries received by midnight on October 15, and will be notified via email by October 21. Entrants will be added to the Zest Books enewsletter list for the latest news on Zest’s nonfiction teen reads and true stories. Little Fish is available now from national wholesalers.      

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