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Smoove City

by Keil, Kenny,

Format: Print Book 2020
Availability: On Order 4 copies
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Summary
In a 90s kind of world, 4 young friends try tonavigate a New Jack Swinging landscape of shopping malls, demo tapes, and shadyrecord execs. Will Ronnie, Mikey, Vinnie and Ray achieve boy band stardom withtheir friendships intact - or will they learn all that glittersain't double platinum?

Welcome toSMOOVE CITY.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "It's the early nineties, an era of mall culture, manufactured boy bands, and dubious fashion choices. Ray, Ronnie, Mikey, and Vinnie have big dreams of fame and fortune for their band, Smoove City, and while a signed record contract and tour suggests that they are well on their way, a vindictive small-town sheriff has other ideas. Now that they are stuck in jail, do the four besties have what it takes to conquer the airwaves with their smooth R & B sounds? Filled with endless hijinks, a heavy dose of satire, and a palette so bright you might need shades, this homage to nineties culture delivers with sitcom precision and a serious retro vibe. While the cartoony nostalgic style recalls the original Archie comic world, the racially diverse cast and edgy story keep it contemporary. The plot might not keep readers guessing, but this fast-paced romp confirms that tight friendships can endure almost anything, even a predatory music industry and conniving adults looking to exploit them. For pop-culture fans young and old."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects African Americans -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Musical groups -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Rhythm and blues musicians -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Friendship -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Fame -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Young adult fiction.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher Portland, OR :2020
Edition First edition.
Contributors Meadows, Amanda, editor.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
ISBN 9781620107812
1620107813
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