[PDF] Go with the Flow By Lily Williams – Valtrex-4.us

Go with the Flow Good Friends Help You Go With The FlowBest Friends Help You Start A RevolutionSophos Abby, Brit, Christine, And Sasha Are Fed Up Hazelton High Never Has Enough Tampons Or Pads Or Adults Who Will ListenSick Of An Administration That Puts Football Before Female Health, The Girls Confront A World That Shrugs Or Worse, Squirms At The Thought Of A Menstruation Revolution They Band Together To Make A Change It S No Easy Task, Especially While Grappling With Everything From Crushes To Trig To JV Track But They Have Each Other S Backs That Is, Until One Of The Girls Goes Rogue, Testing The Limits Of Their Friendship And Pushing The Friends To Question The Power Of Their Own VoicesNow They Must Learn To Work Together To Raise Each Other Up But How To You Stand Your Ground While Raising Bloody Hell

[PDF] Go with the Flow  By Lily Williams – Valtrex-4.us
  • Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • Go with the Flow
  • Lily Williams
  • 09 September 2019
  • 9781250143174

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  1. says:

    This graphic novel is pretty close to perfect Scratch that It IS perfect.We meet three best friends Abby, Brit and Christine who welcome the new girl Sasha into their group and develop a beautiful and strong friendship These girls help each other and discuss topics deemed personal, specifically menstruation, which is considered taboo in some places.When the girls discover that their school does not provide teenage girls with free pads or tampons and doesn t even stock the distributive machines, Abby in particular is angered by the situation and decides to change the way things are at her school Her friends are there to support her as much as possible, but each friend is dealing with her own issue and Abby, passionate as she is, takes things a little too far I say this graphic novel is perfect because there is nothing about it that I would change Not the art Not the art colour Not the dialog Not the characters Not the storyline Not even the mistakes that are made Mistakes are important people learn from them Not only that, but sometimes unfortunate events can bring people together, like it did with Sasha and the other girls I love, love, love this story and these girls I wish I had this book when I first got my period I was so confused and scared This is a beautiful book Blog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin

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    The nice thing about children s literature is that it often replicates, on a smaller scale, themes and topics that you ve find in mature fare Take, if you will, the protest novel Which is to say, a novel in which the kids in the book decide to take a stand against an injustice Examples that come immediately to mind vary from the fluffy Frindle and The Homework Strike to slightly serious topics The Day They Came to Arrest the Book For a long time that was pretty much as far as a book for children would go when it came to civil disobedience Then came the election of 2016, the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, the Women s March, and any number of other factors that suddenly made those old protest novels look downright quaint Since that time we ve had book stunners like A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ram e, and other titles in the vein of The Hate U Give But, Go With the Flow is different Unusual And it exhibits a kind of bravery, both on the part of the creators and, to a certain extent, the publisher, that is rather rare Sometimes you don t know what you ve been missing until it s arrived I didn t know I need a graphic novel for kids on period parity And now, here we are.What s your worst nightmare There are so many to pick and choose between How about the one where you get your period one day at school while wearing white pants and it feels like EVERYONE notices Sasha s worried enough about making friends at her new school and now this Fortunately, her misfortune leads to meeting three amazing girls Abby, Brit, and Christine are exactly the kinds of friends you wish you had in high school They re smart, funny, and passionate Abby in particular sees Sasha s problem and then starts to notice other issues Why are the school s machines in the bathrooms always empty of tampons and pads What are kids who don t have access to a lot of money supposed to do when they need them Why doesn t the administration care What starts out as an annoyance quickly grows into a cause, but how do you get the world to notice something it simply doesn t want to see Let s talk menstruation I know I haven t In the field of children s literature, if it gets mentioned then it s a side note or a joke Feeling cramps tends to be paired with the idea that the heroine is just stressing out about something else I guess the most famous book for kids to feature periods is Are You There God It s Me, Margaret, particularly since Judy Blume had to update the sanitary napkin belt info in its recent reprints Even so, I can say with certainty that the idea of linking menstruation to the basic human right of having access to pads and tampons struck me as practically revolutionary So too is the idea of turning this not into a nonfiction middle grade book which would be the usual route but a fun story set between four friends You can teach the nonfiction book lovers all day long and they ll howl for , but comic fans By the time they realize what the subject matter is, it ll be too late They ll be hooked and gasp learning Such a smart battle strategy The part of this that struck me as particularly keen, however, was that the book is not merely about raising the awareness of the existence of menstruation and the ways in which it can physically hurt those girls and women with endometriosis, adenomyosis, PCOS, and fibroids, but also how Williams ties all this into economic disparities She makes the choice not to make any of the starring girls in this book lower income They could afford those 50 cent tampons if the bathrooms ever bothered to stock them And everyone but Abby is fairly fine with this fact She s the only one consistently bothered that there are kids here who can t even afford lunch How can they afford proper sanitary items for their periods if they cannot afford lunch Every woman I know has been in a bathroom where the tampon and pad machine was empty or, often the case, missing entirely And like Abby points out, who even carries around quarters all the time This is one of those rare books that raises awareness not simply for the kids reading it but the parents, teachers, and librarians that find it as well I ll say it I felt smarter after reading it.Many of us have had that friend like Abby The one who cares so much about a cause that she brings it up in every conceivable situation But have you guys heard about Toxic Shock Syndrome and then plunges forward with bold plans to right the wrongs of the world without thinking about how her choices might affect people closer to home The authors make the opposition she faces shudderingly believable When the principal says to her, It s not like the boys get free jock itch cream, it can be mighty hard not to start screaming at the page Now the real trick to the book, to a certain extent, comes when Abby writes a blog post and it goes viral I think we ve seen this plot twist before, and often it s unbelievable Due to the nature of the subject matter, I didn t have that hard a time believing that Abby s story would catch national attention except that the blog post doesn t appear to show any images from the shocking display she made in the school hallways I can understand why, from a plot perspective, she didn t include photos of her act of disobedience, but the inclusion of a photo or two in the viral post would have made it MUCH believable.So is it fun to read I mean, face the facts, when I tell you I found this great book on menstruation rights, you re not going to pick it up hoping for a chucklefest That s why it s such a relief to discover that the book knows how to make a good joke Long story short, it is very difficult not to fall in love with a comic that contains the line, WALK AWAY Ya big ol fart bag Or to enjoy it when Brit tells everyone that in the event that she can t have kids, Sasha volunteered to have her children for her Quoth Christine, Totally normal high school thoughts Or, quite frankly, the sheer number of period puns Interestingly, the Acknowledgments at the back are where some of the most egregious double entendres lurk You gotta love a book that ends copious praise with the sentence, You are all bloody awesome Hey, man Commit to the bit.In children s book publishing there s a general rule out there regarding the age of characters in a book versus the readership Long story short, if the kids in your book are teenagers then the book will not and cannot be marketed to kids This rule applies to adult main characters as well, unless they are furry animals don t ask So it was with great surprise that I found the characters in this book weren t the usual middle school troupe but out and out high schoolers Wow I mean, kids love reading books about teens, but rarely are they allowed specifically to do so And the subject matter being what it is, this book is going to get some adults upset Sure it is I mean, it s about menstruation There are adults out there that would tell you with a straight face that kids don t need to know about that stuff when they MOST certainly do What Go With the Flow does is show not just a range of body types, orientations, races, and belief systems, but it also shows how differently menstruation affects one person or another If you have kids suffering seriously from cramps, this book is going to offer them some much needed information They re going to need to know this and know it early Honestly, there s only one moment in the book that I actually found in the YA sphere of things than anything else In one scene Christine is studying with a swimming doofus named Ted Ted digs Christine Christine does not dig Ted and as she preps for studying he hops onto the couch and then nonchalantly places a pillow over his crotch It s not a big obvious move but its visible enough that I raised one of my eyebrows a good quarter inch higher than its normal resting position I wouldn t kick this book out of the kids section, but it sure seemed like a weird thing to just drop in the book casually like that.Alright Enough of all that Art time Sometimes you can have a hard time following the narrative thread of a debut graphic novelist Not here Panels connect and flow expertly But even impressive to my mind is the color scheme I don t think I m spoiling anything for you to say that it s red Red red red red red Different shades, you betcha, but this isn t one of those books where the color scheme shifts or adds a new color at a significant point in the proceedings Williams s drawing style is easygoing and enticing Any fan of Raina Telgemeier, Shannon Hale, etc is going to see this cover, completely miss the double meaning behind the title and the subtitle, and want to pick this up for a read I should know I m basically that reader myself.When an author and artist release their book into the world, they don t know what effect it may make on the general populace In the back of this book is information on How to be a Period Activist To a large extent Go With the Flow aims to remove the stigma surrounding periods, but I recall middle and high school really well The girls who read this book and take it upon themselves to follow in its wake are honestly going to be extraordinary humans Kids are less afraid these days to speak out and pursue various forms of activism, but this takes it to a whole other level It opens you up to a new kind of personal shame and embarrassment hitherto unexplored To those girls that read this book, embrace this book, learn from this book, and use this book, I salute you And to the women that wrote this book and illustrated this book, I bow to you You never know what you never know Now though No excuses This book is one in a million.For ages 9 and up.

  3. says:

    A wonderful, beautiful, important, relevant graphic novel which is centered around menstruation, an often taboo subject It is both approachable and grounded, and the author and illustrator have created a story that covers not only what it s like to be a teenage girl but also manages to be utterly inclusive and diverse in equal and perfect measure This book has the potential to become one of those books one of the ones that every girl reads as a right of passage and boys read in order to understand girls.

  4. says:

    I am so happy this book exists I wish it was something I had when I was younger This is a great book for preteens, teens, and adults It is educational and entertaining There is a diverse group of friends in this book that everyone can find something to relate to They are such a wonderful example of female friendships It s healthy and understanding They go through trials There is such a great example of communication and forgiveness, I just want to force it into everyone s hands It s how we all should be treating each other, especially our friends Additionally, this open and understanding conversation about periods It should be talked about I didn t have an open conversation with someone other than my mom or sister about periods until I was in college We can eliminate so much stigma and ingrained discrimination by having this conversation at early ages I am so happy that I have read two graphic novels GO WITH THE FLOW and GUTS for young teens having conversations between girls about natural bodily functions that happens to every female.Thank goodness for these authors, artists, and publishers for putting these books out in the work Conclusion Keep

  5. says:

    Well that was just terrific As a father of two girls who haven t had their periods yet, after I finished his I thought I can t wait to share it with them so they won t be so mystified and scared But then I realized, besides them, I have to share this with my son so he won t be a confused, rude idiot like I was in middle high school The characters are so terrific you not only really respond to the story itself and the subject matter, like Sasha, you want to know What s next I also really enjoyed all the factual details sprinkled throughout the blog and the notes afterwards A fictional story is great, but giving real world information and facts for readers really helps propel this into a true actionable story So, in summation, great for those who will get their periods, those who are having them, and those who never will because it s a great story with something for every single reader to relate to or learn from.

  6. says:

    This is the book I needed in middle school and high school and I m so excited to have found this title So many people will benefit from this Young and old The art work was very smooth and streamline, it flowed perfect with the story and portrayed emotions and situations in a way that made me feel them too I learned somethings I didn t know, and I plan to buy a copy to add to my collection.I m proud of the authors for creating such a monumental and inspiring book Thank you Netgalley for this title

  7. says:

    I wish I had this graphic novel when I was younger It s not just about periods it s about activism, friendship, and bullying Three teenagers take a new kid under their wing after she gets her period at school and all her classmates start taunting her and calling her Bloody Mary because it went through her pants The four of them quickly become close and realize how unfair it is that the pad machine is never stocked AND it costs money They decide they want to try and change that but they don t know how A beautiful graphic novel that is a must read for teenagers, teachers, parents and women of all ages It s never to early to make a difference

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    Go with the Flow is a delightful graphic novel about four best friends experiences during their second year of high school They deal with crushes, artistic inspirations, trig, questioning their sexuality, being the new kid, menstruation and endometriosis When one the new girl, Sasha, unexpectedly gets her period, a trio of girls Brit, Christine, Abby come to her rescue Upon discovering that the girls bathrooms has empty pad and tampon dispensers again , Abby starts a crusade to end the stigma surrounding periods and the school administration s belief that menstrual hygiene products in the girls restrooms aren t that necessary The story moves along nicely and captures the lives of each girl outside of school The girls are of diverse races, body sizes, and family structures There are single mom homes, two parent homes, and a single grandma Although the girls are all different, they bind over the shared stress of menstruation Abby, the super feminist of the book, is supported by her friends even when they disagree on which path of activism to take Go with the Flow demonstrates a healthy female friendship that is supportive but not afraid of being honest The book can be a little heavy handed with it s feminist message, but it doesn t take away from the main story of girls health and personhood being treated as less Readers of all genders will see how entrenched sexism against women and Misogyny is in our everyday thinking For example, the principal equates the need for maxi pads with anti jock itch cream or students who bullies Sasha with blood and period jokes The back material is what really makes this graphic novel needed in every middle school and high school library Besides the historical perspective of how menstruating women have been treated throughout known history, it goes into the social aspects of period poverty people who unable to afford menstruation products because they re homeless or living at or below the poverty line and period and reproductive health issues like PCOS polycystic ovarian syndrome and endometriosis in accessible language for younger readers Go with the Flow is colored in shades of red.I love this book Go with the Flow

  9. says:

    Go with the Flow is a fun, feminist narrative paired with a friendship story, all delivered in a colourful and thoughtfully created graphic novel This one will be great to put into the hands of young menstruaters so that they can learn to see their bodies and others without shame The friendship element of the story was equally as strong as the feminist message While each member of the foursome represents a different facet of young womanhood, anyone who has been the new kid at a school will be able to identify with Sasha s yearning to fit in The wordless panels spoke just a loudly as the text heavy pages from Abby s blog I often found myself re reading whole spreads just because they were so wonderful Highly recommend

  10. says:

    Work perk Got to read an early edition of GO WITH THE FLOW and all I can say is it is fantastic I wish it was a book I d had growing up and the friendships in this one are some of the best I ve seen in YA Feminists, LGBTQ community, diversity advocates put this on your radar for Winter 2020 You ll love it

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