“Raina Telgemeier fans will lap this up.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

A laugh-out-loud funny and empowering graphic memoir about growing up and finding your voice.

Twelve-year-old Cindy has just dipped a toe into seventh-grade drama—with its complicated friendships, bullies, and cute boys—when she earns an internship as a cub reporter at a local newspaper in the early 1970s. A (rare) young female reporter takes Cindy under her wing, and Cindy soon learns not only how to write a lede, but also how to respectfully question authority, how to assert herself in a world run by men, and—as the Watergate scandal unfolds—how brave reporting and writing can topple a corrupt world leader. Searching for her own scoops, Cindy doesn’t always get it right, on paper or in real life. But whether she’s writing features about ghost hunters, falling off her bicycle and into her first crush, or navigating shifting friendships, Cindy grows wiser and more confident through every awkward and hilarious mistake.


Page Count

240 pages

Publication Date

25 February 2020

Customer Reviews

1-5 of 1 review

  • Rachel McKitterick

    A Great Read.
    *thank you to Netgalley, Algonquin Young Readers and Cynthia L Copeland for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review*4 stars.Cub by Cynthia L. Copeland, is an entertaining and well told story about a 12 year old girl who becomes a Cub Reporter, while also dealing with day to day life of being 12 years old and facing the minefield of the usual ups and downs of school life, with friendships, bullies, dating, hair and make up, and also discovering who you are. It’s a lot to go through. This Graphic Novel shows young females what it is like and her experiences while providing readers a positive role model. We get to follow Cindy through her journey in the early 1970s. It isn’t always easy and it isn’t always fun, but she gets through it by working out what she needs to do and with help from her mentor, a female reporter named Leslie Jacobs, she manages to learn how to be a reporter. She also discovers her love for drawing and photography, which she is very good at.While aimed for middle grade readers, I reckon adults who are still children at heart will also this book. The illustrations are very good, both in the style and the colouring. I would highly recommend this for those who live authors such as, Shannon Hale, Kayla Miller and Raina Telgemeier.

    December 8, 2021

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