WORD BK presents: Cecil Castellucci with THE PLAIN JANES

01/16/2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join WORD BK for an early evening event with Eisner nominated middle grade graphic novelist extraodinaire CECIL CASTELLUCCI! The Plain Janes are artist activists on a mission to wake up their sleepy suburban town. This cult classic graphic novel is perfect for fans of The LumberJanes and Awkward.

TICKETED EVENT: Purchase a copy of The Plain Janes OR purchase a $5 event voucher to secure your spot at this event. $5 voucher is redeemable towards any purchase on the night of the event. 



When artsy misfit Jane Beckles is forced to leave her beloved city life behind for the boring suburb of Kent Waters, she thinks her life is over. But then she finds where she belongs: at the reject table in the cafeteria, along with fellow misfits Brain Jayne, Theater Jane, and sporty Polly Jane. United by only two things-a shared name and frustration with the adults around them--the girls form a secret club dedicated to fighting suburban apathy with guerrilla works of art scattered around their small town.

But for Main Jane, the group is more than simple teenaged rebellion; it's an act of survival. She's determined not to let fear rule her life like it does her parents' and neighbors' lives. Armed with her sketchbook and a mission of resistance, the PLAIN Janes are out to prove that passion, bravery, and a group of great friends can save anyone from the hell that is high school.

With each installment printed in its own distinct color, this volume includes the original two stories--The Plain Janes and Janes in Love--plus a never-before-seen third story, Janes Attack Back. The Janes are back, and better than ever.

NOTE: Originally published in 2007, The PLAIN Janes has been revamped in this new bind-up that features two installments of the cult classic—The Plain Janes and Janes in Love—plus a never-before-seen third story, Janes Attack Back. Called by USA Today “[a] graphic novel for girls [that] feels like a teen movie and teaches young women the joy of being original,” The PLAIN Janes is a thought-provoking, funny, realistic story of four girls trying to find their voices and what makes them feel happy and alive. 



Cecil Castellucci is the author of books and graphic novels for young adults including Boy ProofThe PLAIN JanesSoupy Leaves HomeThe Year of the BeastsTin StarDon't Cosplay with My Heart, and the Eisner nominated Odd Duck. In 2015, she co-authored Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure. She is currently writing Shade, The Changing Girl, an ongoing comic on Gerard Way's Young Animal imprint at DC Comics. Her short stories and short comics have been published in Strange Horizons, Tor.com, Womanthology, Star Trek: Waypoint, and Vertigo SFX: Slam! She is the Children's Correspondence Coordinator for The Rumpus, a two-time Macdowell Fellow, and the founding YA Editor at the LA Review of Books. She lives in Los Angeles. 

The PLAIN Janes Cover Image
By Cecil Castellucci, Jim Rugg (By (artist))
ISBN: 9780316522724
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 7th, 2020

Meet the Plain Janes--artist activists on a mission to wake up their sleepy suburban town. This cult classic graphic novel is perfect for fans of The LumberJanes and Awkward.

$5 admission voucher to this event. Your voucher functions like a gift card and can be used toward anything in store on the night of the event only.