cover image Supper Club

Supper Club

Jackie Morrow. Image, $14.99 paper (232p) ISBN 978-1-5343-2421-3

In Morrow’s endearing graphic novel debut, best friends Nora, Lili, and Iris are stoked to start their senior year of high school until they realize they have no classes together, separate lunch periods, and zero time to hang out between their individual interests: clarinet practice, soccer, and computer coding sessions. Desperate to find time for them, Nora comes up with the perfect solution: Supper Club, a secret gathering where the girls and their closest friends can share their favorite dishes under the guise of a brand-new extracurricular for their college applications. Nora, Lili, Iris, and the rest of their crew each contends with varying interpersonal challenges; creator Morrow expertly weaves together these individual stories, and their ties to each supper club offering, via emotive illustrations and well-paced storytelling. Morrow’s bold, sketchy line art and rich, dense color palette, coupled with luxurious food illustrations that one can almost smell from the page, couch the story in cozy, familiar atmosphere, making for a heartfelt—and mouthwatering—tale. Straightforward, easy-to-follow recipes for the novel’s featured dishes conclude. Nora is Italian American, Lili is Chinese-cued, and Iris is white. Ages 13–up. (Sept.)