Iola Reads offers book, comic contest

"Squint" is the young adult book selected for Iola Reads. The authors will visit Nov. 4. The Iola Public Library is offering a comic strip contest, due Nov. 1. Students also will participate in Danny's Challenge, inspired by the novel as a way to bring people together.



October 8, 2021 - 3:18 PM

Squint, by Chad Morris and Shelly Brown, is the young adult selection for Iola Reads. Photo by Vickie Moss / Iola Register

Comics have rules. Middle school has rules. Everyone has rules.

Flint, the main character in the novel “Squint,” likes to keep a list of rules. He uses them to help him navigate the treacherous territory of middle school, and to guide him as he furiously tries to finish a comic book before the deadline of a contest and before his eyesight deteriorates to the point he can no longer see.

Along comes a new friend, McKell, who is facing her own challenges. Her brother, Danny, is terminally ill from cancer and uses his popular YouTube channel to challenge people and bring them together.

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