Jamila Waheed is staring down a lonely summer in a new neighborhood — until she meets Shirley Bones. Sure, Shirley's a little strange, but both girls need a new plan for the summer, and they might as well become friends. Then this kid Oliver shows up begging for Shirley's help. His pet gecko has disappeared, and he's sure it was stolen! That's when Jamila discovers Shirley's secret: She's the neighborhood's best kid detective, and she's on the case. When Jamila discovers she's got some detective skills of her own, a crime-solving partnership is born.
The mystery of the missing gecko turns Shirley and Jamila's summer upside down. And when their partnership hits a rough patch, they have to work together to solve the greatest mystery of all: what it means to be a friend. This middle-grade graphic novel for fans of Roller Girl and Smile opens a new series about two unlikely friends who save each other's summers while solving their neighborhood's biggest mysteries.
"Their odd couple dynamic shines from the start, along with strong characterization and a vividly rendered neighborhood. Goerz’s simple, expressive style lends itself well to a heartwarming whodunit that is, at its core, a story of friendship with a wonderfully inclusive cast." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||8 - 12|
|Publication Date||Jul 14, 2020|
|Series Name||Shirley and Jamila|