Rising Reporter

January 10, 2020
FROM LEFT: MARK CORLISS; STEPHEN BLUE FOR TIME FOR KIDS

In Cub, Cindy just wants the seventh-grade bullies to leave her alone. So she pretends to be boring, hoping they won’t notice her. That begins to change when Cindy gets the opportunity of a lifetime: She becomes a cub reporter, or journalist-in-training, with a professional female journalist at a newspaper.

Cynthia L. Copeland is the author of this graphic novel. She’s also the main character. Cub is a memoir about her time as a cub reporter in the 1970s. “I gained confidence as a reporter, which translated to self-confidence in social situations and my family situation,” Copeland told TFK.

The book, she says, highlights the “importance of having interesting activities outside of school that provide balance and perspective to your life.”