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Berland states that Raina Telgemeier portrays hegemonic masculinity or in other words toxic masculinity in Drama through the experiences of Matt and Jesse, who struggle in adhering to institutional and "social structures" such as dating and sports. And while she would totally try out for her middle school's production of Moon Over Mississippi, she can't really sing. And while she would totally try out for her middle school’s production of Moon Over Mississippi, she’s a terrible singer. After I heard about Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant's story with Remnatns, I sort of gave up on a book like this existing in the near-future.

It is not included in promotions available to our main range products, as stated in our terms of service. During the 2016–17 school year, Drama was banned in the Franklin Independent School District in Franklin, Texas "most likely. Cannot say this enough, and a longer, more pithy review will be coming soon, but I want to see this one in EVERY. Telgemeier continues to say "If a chaste heterosexual kiss had happened in Drama, no one would have batted an eye", meaning to discuss the double standard of the objections to this novel. There is drama on stage and to top it all off there is the school dance in there to make sure there was enough drama.For readers who identify as LGBTQ, Berland argues that Telgemeier's positive depiction of LGBTQ characters in Drama serves to validate their experiences, and make them feel more included in modern literature. Every so often I just want to gush thanks and praise at an author, and I am totally there with this one right now.

And finally, I liked Jesse kissing another boy; it gave us a theme that you don't have to be gay to do things like that in acting, just like gay actors can pretend to be straight. Many of these online anecdotes of his kindness rang so true to my memory that I could have written them myself. Drama is the first graphic novel I’ve ever read and while it only took me about an hour to get through it, I couldn’t stop going back and smiling over the details in these colorful scenes and how perfectly Raina has been able to capture the middle school experience. It is a popular opinion that in normalizing this type of relationship between homosexual individuals, there will be a positive impact on today's youth.In response to backlash for portraying gay characters in a children's book, Telgemeier replied by saying she is "grateful Scholastic has been willing to stand behind me on Drama.

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