Leap (Paperback)

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By Simina Popescu, Simina Popescu (Illustrator)
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Description


A coming-of-age graphic novel following two dancers at a conservative performing arts school—exploring friendship, first love, and what it means to fall out of step with your own dreams.

Ana has been studying contemporary dance since she was little, but her heart isn’t in it anymore. Instead her focus is on Carina—a beautiful, ambitious ballerina whose fear of being outed keeps Ana in the closet and their fragile relationship from seeing the light of day. Risking her own career, Ana gives up more and more in order to fit into the shadows of Carina’s life.

Sara, on the other hand, is fielding whispers she may be the best dancer their school has produced in years. Much of that is thanks to her mentor and instructor, Marlena, who plucked Sara from the classical track and encouraged her to blossom as a contemporary dancer. Sara has always been in awe of Marlena, but recently, that admiration has sparked into something more, and Sara’s not sure what to do about it.

As junior year at their performing arts school begins, Ana and Sara are assigned as roommates. What starts off as a tentative friendship soon becomes a much-needed anchor.

About the Author


Simina Popescu (they/she) is an author, illustrator, and cartoonist. They’re passionate about LGBTQIA+ representation in contemporary media and stories about queer friendship, intimacy and intense emotion. They live in Bucharest, Romania with a mean cat named Fredi. Leap is Simina's debut graphic novel.

Simina Popescu (they/she) is an author, illustrator, and cartoonist. They’re passionate about LGBTQIA+ representation in contemporary media and stories about queer friendship, intimacy and intense emotion. They live in Bucharest, Romania with a mean cat named Fredi. Leap is Simina's debut graphic novel.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781250838308
ISBN-10: 1250838304
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: November 12th, 2024
Pages: 304
Language: English