The Resource Night shift, Debi Gliori

Night shift, Debi Gliori

Label
Night shift
Title
Night shift
Statement of responsibility
Debi Gliori
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book is the result of my having spent most of my adult life living through periods of depressive illness"--End pages
  • "From beloved author and illustrator Debi Gliori (No Matter What) comes Night Shift, a groundbreaking lushly illustrated picture book based on Gliori's own personal history with depression. Fighting dragons is one way of fighting depression. This book is another. Through stunning black and white illustration and deceptively simple text, author and illustrator Debi Gliori provides a fascinating and absorbing portrait of depression and hope in Night Shift, a moving picture book about a young girl haunted by dragons. The young girl battles the dragons using 'night skills': skills that give her both the ability to survive inside her own darkness and the knowledge that nothing--not even long, dark nights filled with monsters--will last forever. Drawn from Gliori's own experiences and struggles with depression, the book concludes with a moving author's note explaining how depression has affected her and how she continues to cope. Gliori hopes that by sharing her own experience she can help others who suffer from depression, and to find that subtle shift that will show the way out. A brave and powerful book, give Night Shift to dragon fighters young and old, and any reader who needs to know they're not alone."--Publisher
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Review
In a small-format picture book aimed at a teenage and adult audience, Gliori (Side by Side) uses stark language and somber charcoal-like artwork to reflect on the weight and intensity of depression. A girl with chin-length hair who looks to be around 12 or 13 (a depiction of her in the shower shows that her body is beginning to develop) describes the arrival of something beyond description. “Words left me,” she explains. “There was no language for this feeling.” Gliori alternately shows the nameless sensation as a hollow inside the girl’s stomach, a heavy fog, and spiky dragons that assail her. Although depression isn’t mentioned explicitly until an endnote, Gliori’s metaphors leave little doubt about the magnitude of what the girl is facing, particularly in a scene that takes aim at well-meaning but useless platitudes (“Pull yourself together. Get a grip. Think of the starving millions”). Significantly, her struggle is not as simple as outrunning her enemies—rather, the tide begins to shift at the moment when she accepts weakness. By giving depression physical dimension, Gliori diffuses some of its strange, persistent power. Ages 13–up. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed 07/24/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 30, p)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10581866
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gliori, Debi
Dewey number
  • 616.8527
  • 741.59411
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • HL550L
  • Decoding demand: 79 (high)
  • Semantic demand: 87 (very high)
  • Syntactic demand: 76 (high)
  • Structure demand: 82 (very high)
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
LC call number
PZ7.G4889
LC item number
Ni 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Depression in adolescence
  • Depression, Mental
  • Mental illness
  • Depressed persons
  • Depressions
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Literary
  • SELF-HELP / Emotions
  • Depression in adolescence
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Night shift, Debi Gliori
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "First published in Great Britain by Hot Key Books, 2017"--Title page verso
  • "This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, businesses, companies, events, or locales is entirely coincidental"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1954510
Dimensions
16 x 19 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780451481733
Lccn
2017289359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780451481733
  • (OCoLC)982564784
Label
Night shift, Debi Gliori
Publication
Note
  • "First published in Great Britain by Hot Key Books, 2017"--Title page verso
  • "This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, businesses, companies, events, or locales is entirely coincidental"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1954510
Dimensions
16 x 19 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780451481733
Lccn
2017289359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780451481733
  • (OCoLC)982564784

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