You're Welcome, Universe

You're Welcome, Universe

When Julia finds a slur about her best friend scrawled across the back of the Kingston School for the Deaf, she covers it up with a beautiful (albeit illegal) graffiti mural.Her supposed best friend snitches, the principal expels her, and her two mothers set Julia up with a one-way ticket to a “mainstream” school in the suburbs, where she’s treated like an outcast as the o...

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Title:You're Welcome, Universe
Author:Whitney Gardner
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ISBN:0399551417
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:297 pages

You're Welcome, Universe Reviews

  • Cale Dietrich
    Nov 21, 2015
    I loved this book! It has great characters, phenomenal voice, and it gets MAJOR points from me for being so diverse and intersectional. Basically, I had an absolute blast stepping into Julia’s gritty and paint-streaked world, and I’m sure other YA fans will feel the same way.Speaking of, J...
  • Anna Priemaza
    Mar 17, 2016
    I loved YOU'RE WELCOME, UNIVERSE!Deaf culture. Graffiti artists. Words and artwork combining to tell the story. Intersectionality. All of these things made me so so so excited to read this book, and they did not disappoint. I wanted them to be awesome, and that's exactly what they were.What made the...
  • Danielle
    Jul 16, 2016
    Loved it! This book has a complex and completely compelling central character, and I loved spending time in her world. The artwork offers another fascinating layer to the story, almost as good as the lovingly detailed descriptions of the passion and preparation Julia puts into her work. At its heart...
  • Emily May
    Apr 10, 2017
    I really struggled to finish this book. At less than 300-pages it should have been a breeze, but it took me so long to push through.One problem, perhaps, is that I chose the wrong kind of story for me. I like it when art is a subplot in a book - used for expressing oneself or for escapism - but I am...
  • Hailey (HaileyInBookland)
    Feb 11, 2017
    *4.5*I received an ARC for review from Chapters Indigo as I am an Indigo employee but this in no way affects or influences my opinion*This was such a beautiful story. I loved how thoughtfully it portrayed Deaf culture and really how overall diverse it was. A Deaf Indian MC with lesbian parents, like...
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    Feb 09, 2017
    3 stars This book started out strong and then midway through kind of fell off for me. It's about a deaf teenager named Julia who likes spray paint art. When there is a graffiti tag insulting her best friend she covers it up with her own art, and then gets expelled from her school for it. Now she's ...
  • Raeleen Lemay
    Feb 10, 2017
    NEEEEEEEEEED...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Mar 10, 2017
    My little sister is deaf and we've been waiting forever for an accurate portrayal of a deaf main character who gets to do more with her story besides just... be deaf. This book was so incredibly well done! Julia is a Deaf Indian teen with two moms who are also deaf. She's really into graffiti/street...
  • Ariel
    Mar 05, 2017
    "Silence is the loudest sound."It's been a really long time since I've read a book that has, chapter after chapter, taught me so much about a world I knew so little about. Actually, make that two worlds.Julia is Deaf, and when her best friend rats her out for spraying graffiti in the school gym, she...
  • Lola  Reviewer
    Mar 15, 2017
    The last YA book I read with illustrations inside was gorgeous little Everything, Everything, and that was almost two years ago, so I was surprised to find plenty of drawings to admire when I opened this new book.Sadly though, I do believe they weren’t exactly necessary. They don’t add to ...