My Last Summer with Cass
A story about how two girls from different backgrounds and circumstances transition from childhood to adulthood, this text also explores the weight of expectations from family, friends, and oneself while finding yourself and your own voice. Megan and Cass have spent years building a strong friendship and sharing a love for art. But when Cass moves to New York, and Megan visits her one summer, their friendship is tested, and the story highlights how relationships can be formed, damaged, and regained. In a senior secondary classroom, this graphic novel lends itself to a literature circle study or for independent reading. Its format may invite students to explore the role and power of art in a cross-disciplinary or interdisciplinary art course.