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Dancing at the Pity Party Hardcover – Illustrated, April 14 2020

4.8 out of 5 stars 215 ratings

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Sydney Taylor Young Adult Book Award Winner
School Library Journal 
Best Book of 2020
YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers List
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YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Nominee

★ "Sincere but not sappy, this bittersweet and affecting meditation on the author’s experiences also serves as a heartfelt celebration of her mother’s life.” —Horn Book

★ "Feder’s simple art features light pink backgrounds, a diverse cast of supporting characters, and details that make the story feel real . . .  this book offers a wealth of perspective about coping with grief." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ "Equal parts celebration, reflection, and mourning, this graphic memoir touches on the unpredictable path of grief . . . Grieving teens will find incredible solace in Feder’s story; all readers will be stirred by this wrenching yet uplifting musing." —School Library Journal, starred review

★ "Feder takes readers along on the nightmare road trip that nobody wants to make in a frank and funny, intimate and poignant graphic novel . . . The narrative, in peppily solid panel art, is exceptionally articulate and accessible." —BCCB, starred review

★ “Grief can be crushing, but this heartfelt memoir will comfort those who have known it and gently show those who haven’t how to help and what to expect.” —Booklist, starred review

"The pastel-toned illustrations effectively convey Feder's youth and the intensity of her emotions while emphasizing the ultimate message of survival and resilience in the face of life-changing grief. Cathartic and uplifting." —Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Tyler Feder is a Chicago-based artist whose work explores Big Feelings, feminism, and pop culture. She graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in Radio/TV/Film and a fancy certificate in Creative Writing for the Media. After college, she studied comedy writing at The Second City Training Center and began posting drawings online, both of which were equal parts thrilling and terrifying. Since then, Tyler has illustrated Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin’s Unladylike, Leah Henderson’s Together We March, and many angsty self-portraits. Tyler wrote and illustrated the acclaimed picture book Bodies Are Cool, and she continues to sell prints and the occasional portrait at her long-running Etsy shop, Roaring Softly. Tyler’s favorite color is pink (obviously).

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Dial Books; Illustrated edition (April 14 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 208 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0525553029
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0525553021
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 590 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.88 x 2.21 x 23.5 cm
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    4.8 out of 5 stars 215 ratings

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4.8 out of 5 stars
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 10, 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars Endearing!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 13, 2021
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5.0 out of 5 stars Emotional read!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Emotional read!!!
Reviewed in India on July 6, 2021
Dancing at the Pity Party 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5/5

We understand Death only after it has placed its hands on someone we Love. - Unknown.

Tyler Feder, auther of Dancing at the pity Party book illustrates about life of a teenager after mother's death because of Stage 4 Cancer.
Life is not easy when you lose mother, every minute is bound with their memories. Ultimately the loss of your loved one will make you lose your life for a period. Grieving is not easy, because acceptance is impossible. Living visibly invisible life is intense.
Life from mom's perspective and what if's scenarios are precious. Loss is irreplaceable!!! But Tyler does live and love her mom and memories. She cherish moms favorites and obsolutely she is Mom's fav ❤️❤️. Super cool mom's creative thinking and super and chill attitude is over the moon.
Now how this story connceted to my life? 🤔
My mom survived stage 3 cancer and its sheer luck though she is strong Luck factor was high. its been 19 years she stays strong with us. I am thankful to God and all the guardian angels for giving this bonus time to spend with her. Truely I lived blank life for years looking at her and chemo treatment. If I have anxiety issues its becuase of helplessness at the age of 11.

Its a beautiful book with mindful illustrations. I recommend to you all ❤️❤️
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Sneha Pathak
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read
Reviewed in India on July 1, 2021
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Chaitanya Sethi
5.0 out of 5 stars A touching, funny memoir about dealing with loss
Reviewed in India on March 14, 2021
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