First Officer Julian Rodriguez has seen his share of injustice during his time on Earth, and now he's facing his greatest challenge yet: the invasion of his home base by a group of genetically linked mini-brains known as "the relatives." He's been moved from his personal sleep chamber (bedroom) to a subterranean containment facility (the basement). Then he is forced to participate in a show of ceremonial athleticism (football), and must consume a variety of mystery foods (Thanksgiving dinner). But the ultimate disgrace comes when he is threatened with contamination by mini-brain DNA!
Illustrated in pen-and-ink with black, white, and orange.
Praise for Julian Rodriguez Episode Two: Invasion of the Relatives
Illustrated in black, white, and orange, the pen-and-ink drawings have a scrabbly energy that looks messy at first blush, but provides clear storytelling throughout. The alternating format of the inquiring computer and Julian's report to the federation provides solid read-aloud opportunities." — School Library Journal
"Crammed with drawings so angular readers will have to slow down to untangle them, this entry in the Julian Rodriguez series is even sharper and funnier than the first." — Booklist
Praise for Julian Rodriguez Episode One: Trash Crisis on Earth
"First in what readers will hope will be a robust series, this hybrid of fiction and graphic novel dusts off a favorite conceit with a slick swipe of edgy visuals and tart commentary... It”s impossible to read this without laughing." — Publishers Weekly, starred review