Congratulations you have read Go With The Flow and are looking for more things to read! First off, I would love to thank you for reading Go With The Flow, it was a project from the hearts of my co-author, Karen and I, and we could not be more proud of how it turned out! So thank you for taking the time to read our words and see my art. We appreciate every single reader!
Here are some of my recommendations for further reading once you have read Go With The Flow and are looking for more awesomeness. Some of these books are period-related, some are growing up-related, some are friendship-related, and others are just great graphic novels I think you might like as well! Take a look and click the link to find a place to get it from your local library or bookstore.
The Care And Keeping of You by American Girl
The ultimate, most comprehensive, and gentle introduction to puberty, periods, growing up, and taking care of yourself in a healthy and positive way. This book is and has been the bible for all girls going into puberty for a long time and for good reason.
Periods Gone Public: Taking A Stand for Menstrual Equity by Jennifer Weiss-Wolf
A nonfiction adult book about menstruation, period policy, taboos, world-wide stigmas, historical menstruation, and the future of the power of the period. Jennifer Weiss-Wolf’s book is a groundbreaking textbook for any menstrual activist in the making.
The Moon Within by Aida Salazar
A beautiful middle-grade story written in lyrical verse about tween Celi Rivera and her dealing with her changing body and her mom’s desire to throw her a moon ceremony when her first period arrives. The story is beautiful and Celia’s voice is crystal clear as she walks through the awkwardness of transitioning from kid to teen.
Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
An inspiring feminist Young Adult novel of a secret school zine and a group of fierce high school girls fighting against sexual harassment. These girls fight back and I am sure would be friends with Abby, Brit, Christine, and Sasha from Go With The Flow. Moxie is soon to be a movie directed by Amy Poehler!
This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki
A beautiful Young Adult graphic novel about growing up and that one summer between childhood and adulthood where everything suddenly changes. This book is one of the several reasons Go With The Flow exists, because after reading it, I thought maybe I too could start to make comics again (after years of abandoning them).
Real Friends by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham
An emotional middle-grade graphic novel memoir by Shannon Hale, illustrated by LeUyen Pham, about growing up, fair-weather friendships, fierce fighting words, and feeling like maybe you don’t belong. I recommend this book to anyone dealing with friendship issues, especially late elementary and middle school kids.
Kiss Number 8 by College Af Venable and Ellen Crenshaw
A complicated and sweet Young Adult fictional graphic novel about a girl questioning her sexuality in Catholic School and finding out a family secret. If you loved Christine’s story in Go With The Flow, check out Kiss Number 8.