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Good friends help you go with the flow. Best friends help you start a revolution.

Abby: the activist

Sasha: the new girl

Brit: the smart one

Christine: the goofball

When these four best friends notice that the boys have brand-new football uniforms and equipment while the girls bathrooms are still shamefully bereft of feminine hygiene products, they decide to take matters into their own hands. They petition, they write letters, they make NOISE, and eventually maybe even go a little too far.

This hilarious, poignant, and fresh coming-of-age story chronicles a year in the life of these four young women, from friends, to fights, to first crushes as they navigate the treacherous landscape of freshman year and learn that some fights are worth all the trouble.

Praise for Go with the Flow

A Winter 2019-2020 Kids' Indie Next List Pick!

★ “This graphic novel successfully empowers readers and guides them to speak up and reclaim agency when they feel something is not right with not only their own bodies, but with the world around them. . . . Just bloody perfect.”

Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Expressive black-and-white illustrations enlivened by a winkingly all-red palette make for a quick, enjoyable read. The creators nimbly incorporate issues of sexuality and social media, creating contemporary parentheticals in a heartening period story.”

—Publishers Weekly

"This warm, candid friendship story isn’t shy about the message it’s trying to send—that periods need not be a dirty secret."

School Library Journal

"The timely messages of empowerment and political dialogue will resonate with socially minded youth."


“This period-positive story is fantastic. . . . A great read for pre-teens and teens who love realistic graphic novels like those by Raina Telgemeier and Teri Libenson.”

—Sandy Scott, The Galaxy Bookshop, Hardwick, VT

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About the Creators

Karen Schneemann grew up in Northern California. She received her first undergraduate degree in engineering  from UCLA and her second in animation from California College of the Arts. In addition to being an engineer, artist, and writer, Karen is also a mom to two adorable kids. She lives and works  in foggy San Francisco, California.


Lily Williams is the author and illustrator of If Sharks Disappeared, If Polar Bears Disappeared, and If Elephants Disappeared. She grew up in Northern California where she received her BFA from California College of the Arts before moving to Denver, Colorado. Lily seeks to inspire change, engage audiences, and educate people of all ages with her artwork.


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