Séance Tea Party (2020)



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Growing up sounds terrible.

No one has time to do anything fun, or play outside, or use their imagination. Everything is suddenly so serious. People are more interested in their looks and what others think about them than having fun adventures. Who wants that?

Not Lora.

After watching her circle of friends seemingly fade away, Lora is determined to still have fun on her own. A tea party with a twist leaves Lora to re-discovering Alexa, the ghost that haunts her house — and Lora’s old imaginary friend! Lora and Alexa are thrilled to meet kindred spirits and they become best friends . . . but unfortunately, not everything can last forever.

From: Penguin Random House

Notes on This Title

The main character of this title is Asian, and is implied to be queer. She is depicted choosing between potential prom dates of multiple genders. A major supporting character is a boy with dark skin who is stated to have a boyfriend.

This title contains depictions of illness and dying.




“While this is Yee’s middle-grade debut, she is a veteran of comic books, and it shows.” (Source: Kirkus Reviews)

“With her middle grade debut, Yee creates a moving tale that emphasizes the importance of embracing one’s quirks—and finding friends who do the same.” (Source: Publishers Weekly)


The Beat: “REIMENA YEE on the ghosts, gutters, and graveyards of SÉANCE TEA PARTY

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