Ginger Mancino, Kid Comedian

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Pub Date 21 Jun 2022 | Archive Date 16 Sep 2022
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MIDDLE SCHOOL IS NO LAUGHING MATTER!

At 12 years old, professional comedian Ginger Mancino has drawn laughs on stages across the country and even performed on the most popular late night comedy show. But when she’s forced to retire from comedy and live a regular life for the first time, she discovers her toughest audience yet: middle school.

After a big misstep, Ginger goes from being a school nobody to a social outcast overnight. But a new BFF and a series of mystery texts (possibly from her comedy idols!) give her the confidence to use her humor in new ways and stand up for herself. Things are finally looking up when Ginger is faced with the most difficult decision of her life, and the wrong choice just might cost her the first real friend she’s ever had.

MIDDLE SCHOOL IS NO LAUGHING MATTER!

At 12 years old, professional comedian Ginger Mancino has drawn laughs on stages across the country and even performed on the most popular late night comedy show...


A Note From the Publisher

Author Bio:
Wendi Aarons is an award-winning humorist, writer and author. She's written for McSweeney’s, The New Yorker Daily Shouts, US Weekly, and BuzzFeed. She won the Iris Award for “Most Entertaining Writer,” and Parents Magazine named her blog “Funniest Parenting Blog.” Her writing is included in the anthologies, Listen to Your Mother: What She Said Then, What We’re Saying Now (Putnam, 2015) and Keep Scrolling Til You Feel Something: Twenty-One Years of Humor from McSweeney’s Internet Tendency (McSweeneys, 2019). Wendi also has two funny books for adults coming out soon: I'm Wearing Tunics Now (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2022) and Rock Your Socks (Chronicle Books, 2023). Ginger Mancino, Kid Comedian is her first middle grade book. Wendi lives in Austin, Texas, with her family where she also enjoys teaching comedy writing camps for kids.

Illustrated by Basia Tran

Additional ISBN: 9781733988759
Author Bio:
Wendi Aarons is an award-winning humorist, writer and author. She's written for McSweeney’s, The New Yorker Daily Shouts, US Weekly, and BuzzFeed. She won the Iris Award for “Most...

Advance Praise

“In Wendi Aarons’ delightful novel Ginger Mancino, Kid Comedian, a girl navigates the spaces between fame and friendship…Ginger delivers snappy one-liners on every page…a warm, funny novel about the value of pursuing your dreams.”
Foreword Reviews (July/August 2022)

“Funny, heartwarming and adorable! Ginger’s story will resonate with funny kids everywhere.”
—Jenny Lawson, author of #1 New York Times bestsellers Furiously Happy and Let’s Pretend This Never Happened

“I sure could have used a book like Kid Comedian when I was a pre-teen. Ginger Mancino is funny and real, and the timelessness of her emotions makes them relatable to anyone who has ever attended middle school. While Ginger is smart, funny and curious, sometimes things do not go her way. Reading along as she discovers the importance of developing positive relationships, and the strength to persist after making mistakes offers readers the chance to emerge a little better, a little wiser. Wendi Aarons writes with respect for young readers and a deep understanding that we fumble and triumph as we discover ourselves.”
—Meredith Walker, co-founder and executive director of Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls

“Equal parts witty and awkweird, Ginger Mancino is a comic hero for the ages—provided she can survive middle school. A funny, joyful story that provides a laugh and a heart tug on every page.”
—Shari Simpson, author of Sam Saves the Night and the upcoming Disney Books series, The Sugar Rush Racers

"A hilarious and deeply touching story for anyone who has ever felt different. Ginger Mancino is a tenacious force and reminds us all that you don’t have to conform to shine your light. Ginger Mancino, Kid Comedian is a legit hit!"
—Melissa Savage, author of Lemons and Karma Moon—Ghost Hunter

“Comedy is hard, but so is growing up. Ginger's determination to master both makes for a compelling, heartfelt, and hilarious read!”
—Jennifer Ziegler, author of The Brewster Triplets series and Worser

“Ginger's hilarious comedy routines, self-deprecating candor, and generous heart left me convulsed in giggles but also enriched by the genuine wisdom to be found in the search for laughter.”
—Claudia Mills, author of The Lost Language and Write This Down

“In Wendi Aarons’ delightful novel Ginger Mancino, Kid Comedian, a girl navigates the spaces between fame and friendship…Ginger delivers snappy one-liners on every page…a warm, funny novel about the...


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Presented for reviews at major review journals | Targeted independent bookseller campaign | Promotion at independent bookseller and library conferences | Online promotion and social media outreach |...


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