A Queer Coming-Of-Age Story Begins In ‘Juliet Takes Breath’ First Look

by James Ferguson

This November sees the release of Juliet Takes a Breath, an original graphic novel from writer Gabby Rivera, adapting her bestselling novel with help from artist Celia Moscote and colorist James Fenner. Publisher BOOM! Studios has shared an early preview of the comic, described as a queer coming-of-age story that explores race, identity, and what it means to be true to your amazing self, even if the rest of the world doesn’t understand.

Juliet Milagros Palante is leaving the Bronx and headed to Portland, Oregon. She just came out to her family and isn’t sure if her mom will ever speak to her again. But don’t worry, Juliet has something kinda resembling a plan that’ll help her figure out what it means to be Puerto Rican, lesbian, and out. See, she’s going to intern with Harlowe Brisbane—her favorite author, whose latest book on feminism and finding power in your body has Juliet ready to stomp the patriarchy and fall forever in love with herself. 
There’s just one problem—Harlowe’s clueless, not from the Bronx, and doesn’t have the answers. Okay, maybe that’s more than one problem but Juliet never said it was a perfect plan…
Juliet Takes a Breath will be published under BOOM! Studios’ BOOM! Box imprint. It’s set for release on November 25th, 2020 at your local comic shop and on December 1st, 2020 at bookstores and Amazon.

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