Chris Barton's upcoming YA nonfiction book, Can I See Your I.D.?: True Stories of False Identities (Dial Books/Penguin), is, as you might imagine, a hard one to pin down. Through the second-person approach, you climb inside the minds of eleven fakers (from an 18th century faux Asian princess to Frank Abagnale of Catch Me If You Can fame), see what led to what they did, how they did what they did, even speculate why they did what they did—but can we ever really understand those who set out to deceive?
Leave it to the incomparable Paul Hoppe to capture the drama. Inside, his art is comprised of graphic panels; outside, there's movement and action and that illicit red color, all asking, can you hold on to your seat during these mind-blowing masquerades? (And can you wait until April 2011 to find out?)