Jessi's Secret Language (Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel #12)

by Ann M Martin (Author) Chan Chau (Illustrator)

A brand-new Baby-sitters Club graphic novel adapted by Eisner-nominated artist Chan Chau!

Jessi recently moved to Stoneybrook and is one of the newest members of The Baby-sitters Club. She's getting ready to start regularly sitting for the BSC's newest charge, Matt Braddock. Matt has been Deaf since birth and uses sign language to communicate, so Jessi has to use it, too. It's a secret language!

Soon all the neighborhood kids want to learn how to sign, which keeps the BSC busy. Jessi's the busiest of all -- she's preparing for her dance school's big show, plus working on another secret, just for Matt. Will Jessi be able to keep the secret and pull off her performance?

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Praise for The Baby-sitters Club graphic novels:

Crisp and spot on. — Booklist

Unique and original. — Voice of Youth Advocates

I love the book i fell in love with it because she gets to learn a new lang

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the baby sitters club Jessies secret language .

i couldnt really understand it , but i liked it it was cool.

Love it need more

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I love how she would never give up to learn ASL it was so sweet that she invited Matt's class to come to the dance.


This book tells us that it dose not matter if you are diferent you can find firends in the darkest places you are perfect just the way you are!!!!!


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I love how she knows sign language that she knows how to communicate with him.

I think the book was amazing.

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I think that because I liked her sigh Language. she made Max feel happy.she was so nice about babysitting.

Ann M Martin
Ann M. Martin is the creator of The Baby-sitters Club, which has more than 190 million books in print, making it one of the most popular series in the history of publishing. Her novels include A Corner of the Universe (a Newbery Honor Book), Belle Teal, Here Today, A Dog's Life, On Christmas Eve, and the Main Street and Family Tree series, as well as the much-loved collaborations P.S. Longer Letter Later and Snail Mail No More with Paula Danziger. Ann lives in upstate New York.
Katy Farina is the creator of eight New York Times bestselling graphic novel adaptations of the Baby-sitters Little Sister series by Ann M. Martin and of an original graphic novel for young readers, Song of the Court. Previously, she painted backgrounds for She-Ra and the Princesses of Power at DreamWorks TV. Katy lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two rambunctious cats. Visit her online at
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
September 06, 2022
Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel
BISAC categories
JUV039060 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Friendship
JUV008000 - Juvenile Fiction | Comics & Graphic Novels | General
JUV039150 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Special Needs
Library of Congress categories
Graphic novels
Cartoons and comics
Deaf children
Sign language
Babysitters Club (Imaginary organization)

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