If you haven’t heard of this graphic novel series, Goldie Vance is akin to Nancy Drew just far more diverse. The majority of the characters are people of color and queer. The setting is in Florida in an ambiguous 50s-60s time period giving you cute outfits and fun phrases. What the series boils down to is an eager, sometimes overzealous, teenage girl named Goldie taking on mysteries that center around the hotel that her father owns.
In this volume, there is a musical festival happening at the hotel, but some bands are mysteriously not responding to their booking along with rolling blackouts throughout the city. Whether related or not, it’s something that must be investigated.. So Goldie looks into it, following a lead that drives a wedge between herself and her friends and family. Once she really snafus the whole thing does she realize she needs the help of her loved ones in order to take down the people actually responsible.
Hopefully I remained spoiler free for the series as a whole, I left out pretty big plot and character points for that reason. These graphic novels are so cute and wholesome and really fun. I always enjoy picking them up and reading what shenanigans Goldie will get herself into next. Truly, the best part to me is that these are so diverse and represent so many people. I enjoy reading books and stories like these and I love supporting the creators.
Try reading this series! It’s most likely available at your library or local bookstore, and I know I have it through Hoopla with my library so don’t forget to check that as well. Let me know if you’ve read this series before what you think of Goldie and her crew, I’d love to hear your thoughts! 🙂