Bloom by Kevin Panetta & Savanna Ganucheau
Publication Date: January 29, 2019
Ari is desperate to leave his family’s Greek bakery and move to the city with his band after high school graduation. His family is reluctant to let him go, but they hire Hector, a charming Samoan cooking school student, as a trial replacement. Hector and Ari become fast friends while working in the bakery, and maybe even more–provided that Ari doesn’t mess it up. Ganucheau’s blue, black, and white art conveys the sum of Hector and Ari’s emotions gracefully and quietly, while also celebrating the detailed, precise art of baking.