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Finding My Voice

Author: Dooley, Aoife

Interest age: from c 8 years

Published on 30 March 2023 by Scholastic in the United Kingdom as part of 'the Frankie's World' series.

Paperback | 272 pages
139 x 210 x 17 | 418g

A two-colour graphic novel about speaking-up and standing out

when you feel different. Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier

How do you find your voice when everyone around you is

telling you to be quiet?

Frankie is different, and so is her best-friend, Sam. So when

they both start secondary school, it's tough. Particularly when there

are so many rules to follow, like: No talking in class! Be quiet

in the hallways! Silence for assembly!

Frankie doesn't know how she'll manage, because constantly talking

is how she copes. So when she gets the chance to compete in

a Battle of the Bands contest, Frankie couldn't be more

excited. Except, to have a band, you need to have band members. And

to have band members, you need to be good at making friends...

Can Frankie learn to find her voice and stand out?

A unique perspective on Autism, told with humour and


Brought to life with glorious colour artwork in a distinctive

blue and orange palette.

Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier.


'I loved Frankie's story and could really identify with

her character. This is such an amazing graphic novel that represents

neurodiversity really realistically.' Libby Scott

'Aoife Dooley captures Frankie's autistic experience with

great care, humour and love.' Lizzie Huxley-Jones

'A fun and relatable read about awkwardness, self-acceptance,

family and friendship.' Sarah McIntyre

'Unique and often funny ... I cheered Frankie on through

her journey.' Sue Cheung

'Frankie's World is funny, fresh and honest and I wish

it had be around to read when I was little.' Holly


'Offers an amusing and relatable story that celebrates

neurodiversity through its sensitive exploration of Frankie's

alienation from her peers' IRISH TIMES

'A wonderfully charming, honest and funny look at growing

up... one of my favourite books of the year' IRISH


'Warm, funny and original' GUARDIAN

'A great story about growing up and learning who you are'


Finding My Voice

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