“Illuminating and engaging…this is pitch-perfect!” – Booklist *STARRED* Review

A must-have graphic novel about five very different students who are forced together by their school to complete community service… and may just have more in common than they thought.

How can you be yourself when no one sees the real you?

Five students meet in the school cafeteria when they’re forced to complete their school community service hours.

There’s George: the brain
Sara: the loner
Dayara: the tough kid
Nico: the rich kid
Miguel: the athlete

Although they’re sure they have nothing in common with each other, some people see them as all the same… just five Spanish-speaking kids. Then they meet someone who truly needs their help, and they must decide whether they are each willing to expose their own secrets to help… or if remaining invisible is the only way to survive middle school.

Awards & Recognition



*STARRED* Reviews from Booklist, School Library Journal, & BookPage

Amazon #1 New Release

INDIE Next List Recommended Book

2022 School Library Journal Best Books

2023 Notable Book for a Global Society Award (Int’l Literacy Association)

2022 ALA Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table Top Ten Graphic Novel

2023 Bank Street College of Education Best Books of the Year

2022 Cybills Award Winner

2022 Nerdy Book Club Award

2022 Virginia Library Association Graphic Novel Diversity Award 

2023 Barnes & Noble Book Award Shortlist Title

A Barnes & Noble Most Anticipated Read for August 2022

Target Book Club Pick – February 2023

2023 International Latino Book Award – Silver Medal

2023 I’m Your Neighbor Community Book Award Winner

2025 Japan’s Sakura Medal Book Award Nominee



2023-24 Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award List– *WINNER*

2024 Hawai’i Nēnē Award List– *WINNER*

2024 North Carolina Children’s Book Award List– *WINNER*

2024 New Mexico Land of Enchantment Book Award List– *WINNER*

2023-24 Rhode Island Middle School Book Award List – *Runner-Up*

2023-24 Texas Bluebonnet List

2023-24 Texas Little Mavericks List

2023-24 Texas Mavericks List

2022-23 Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award Finalist

2023-24 Oregon Battle of the Books Selection

2023-24 Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award List

2024 Utah Beehive Book Award List

2023-24 Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award List

2023 California Recommended Book List

2023-24 Kentucky Bluegrass Book Award List

2024-25 Nebraska Golden Sower Book Award List

2024-25 Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award List

2024-2025 Kansas William Allen White Book Award List

2024-25 Illinois Bluestem Book Award List

2024 New Jersey’s M. Jerry Weiss Book Award List

2024-25 Connecticut (Intermediate) Nutmeg Book Award List

2024-25 Connecticut (Middle School) Nutmeg Book Award List

2024-25 Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award Lis

2024-25 Minnesota Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award List

2024-25 Washington Evergreen Teen Book Award (Middle School) List












“Illuminating and engaging… with a sweet twist at the end, multifaceted characters, and moments of genuine comedy, this is pitch-perfect!” 

Booklist *STARRED* Review

“A welcome addition to any graphic novel collection, Invisible skillfully explores the negative impact of stereotyping while also offering an entertaining and spirited reading experience.” — School Library Journal *STARRED* Review

” A fresh and cleverly conceived take on The Breakfast Club… colorful and engaging… celebrates individuality and community while transcending language barriers.” — BookPage *STARRED* Review 

“Gonzalez clearly shows how each kid—all characterized distinctly and with complexity—is more than others’ assumptions.” — Publisher’s Weekly

“Gonzalez’s compelling graphic novel… ably explores the concept of diversity within the Latin community, including national origin, race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status, debunking the harmful myth that the Latin diaspora is monolithic.” — Horn Book


Book Trailer for Invisible