A sheltered miniature girl and a human teen new to the Louisiana suburbs secretly become friends, but they must decide if this blossoming friendship is worth the risk.


7” Kara Vol. 2 is a middle-grade magical realism graphic novel by Becca Hillburn. It’s the continuation of the 7” Kara series from 7” Kara Vol. 1. Life as a Lilliputian means keeping lots of secrets, and Kara's biggest secret just keeps getting bigger, threatening to divide her family. With her mother's help, Kara has met her first human, and friendship is beginning to blossom between Kara and Naomi, the human teenager who's just moved in. Kara learns how to ride a cat and enjoys her first tea party, but Naomi's hiding something from her. Is this larger than life friendship really worth the risk?

Publication date January 12, 2021
MSRP $29.99
Genre JUV008080 - Juvenile Fiction / Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy
Audience Middle-grade
Level U (F&P). Grade 5.
Format Perfect-bound paperback full color 224 pages. 8.5” x 11” x 0.75”
ISBN 978-1-735567822
ebook ISBN 978-1-735567839
LCCN 2020916394
Distributor Baker & Taylor
Publisher Nattosoup Studio

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Selected pages

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Major themes



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As Kara is faced with real challenges, her traditional Louisiana family must grow with her. Between keeping secrets, impending danger, and ultimatums, Kara’s family must learn to compromise or risk being alone in this scary world.

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Two girls, two cultures, one epic adventure. 7” Kara draws on themes of forbidden friendship, love, and emotional growth through these Louisiana families. Kara and Naomi are both isolated by their respective parents. They find solace in tales of their distinct worlds and learn to accept their differences.