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The Popularity Papers

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The Popularity Papers

Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang are best friends with one goal: to crack the code of popularity. Lydia’s the bold one: aspiring theater star, stick-fighting enthusiast, human guinea pig. Julie’s the shy one: observer and artist, accidental field hockey star, faithful recorder. In this notebook they write down their observations and carry out experiments to try to determine what makes the popular girls tick. But somehow, when Lydia and Julie try to imitate the popular girls, their efforts don’t translate into instant popularity.

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The Popularity Papers

Books in this series

by Amy Ignatow - Graphic Novel

Lydia and Julie are best friends with one goal: to crack the code of popularity.

by Amy Ignatow - Graphic Novel

Amy Ignatow’s signature sense of humor is on full display in this satisfying sequel.

by Amy Ignatow - Graphic Novel

After spending six months apart in Book Two, best friends Julie and Lydia are reunited at last!

by Amy Ignatow - Graphic Novel
It’s summertime, and Julie and Lydia are going on a road trip! After all the ups and downs of their first year in junior high, they’re looking forward to seeing the sights and getting some new perspective on their quest for popularity.
by Amy Ignatow - Children's, Graphic Novel

Fresh off their epic summer road trip, Lydia and Julie are back and ready to take seventh grade by storm. Well, Lydia is: She wants to start a band, and she’s convinced Julie to join her. The Macramé Owls are joined by Roland (expert at the hardingfele) and Jane (expert at drama). None of them, unfortunately, are experts at rocking out. The band needs more practice, but instead Lydia and Julie find themselves riding an unexpected wave of popularity to their own belated birthday party. 

by Amy Ignatow - Children's, Friendship, Humor

Love is in the air! Julie and Roland are an official “couple,” which means…well, they’re not exactly sure what, except that it makes Papa Dad extremely anxious. Meanwhile, Lydia’s mom announces that she’s marrying Coach Eric (the soccer coach from England), and Lydia and her sister, Melody, are not happy about it. With the wedding date looming, the girls will have to figure out how to accept the inevitability of change --- and that even if the change isn’t what you thought you wanted, it can still end up all right, as long as you have good friends at your side.

by Amy Ignatow - Children's, Graphic Novel

Lydia and Julie have been through many adventures as they navigated junior high, popularity, families and friendship. In the final adventure in the series, the peaceful world of Hamlin Junior High is rocked when Lydia and Julie learn that they’re going to have to play host to new students whose school burned down. When the enemy gets their hands on Lydia and Julie’s notebook, no one wants anything to do with the girls. It’s the biggest threat to their friendship (and a pretty definitive failure of their quest for popularity), and it can only be solved one way.