Tegan and Sara Announce 'Junior High' Graphic Novel

The forthcoming illustrated book serves as a prequel to the Quins' 2019 memoir 'High School'
Tegan and Sara Announce 'Junior High' Graphic Novel
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Continuing to conquer seemingly every medium (from song to screen, from page to Lego, etc.), Tegan and Sara have now penned a graphic novel — illustrated by Eisner Award-winning artist Tillie Walden — called Junior High.

Now available for preorder, the 306-page book will be released via MacMillan on May 30, 2023. It serves as a prequel to the Quins' 2019 memoir High School, which has also been adapted into a TV series set to premiere at TIFF next month.

The twins shared the news on Twitter today alongside the graphic novel's cover, describing the book as "another project that sprung from our memoir."   
The publisher describes Junior High as follows:

When growing up gets messy, find someone to hold on to.

Before the indie-pop duo Tegan and Sara took the world by storm, Tegan and Sara Quin were identical twins trying to find their place in a new home and new school.
Tegan and Sara: Junior High tells their story. From first crushes to the perils of puberty, surviving junior high is something the sisters plan to face side by side, just like they've always faced things. But growing up also means growing apart, as Tegan and Sara make different friends and take separate paths to understanding their queerness. For the first time ever, they ask who one sister is without the other.

Set in the present day, this inspiring, lightly fictionalized autobiography offers a glimpse at Tegan and Sara before they became icons, exploring their shifting sisterhood, their own experiences coming out, and the first steps of their musical journey.


And you can keep it in good company on your shelf with Modern Heartthrobs, journalist Melody Lau's recently released biography of the twins. Meanwhile, Tegan and Sara's 10th studio album Crybaby — a rollout that Sara, in particular, has really dedicated herself to — arrives October 21.