Book Review: Marathon by Boaz Yakin and Joe Infurnari

Tweet The run that gave the marathon race its name was actually part of a much longer trek that the runner was making to save Athens from an invasion by the Persians. The graphic novel Marathon, by Boaz Yakin and … Continue reading

Book Review: Baby’s in Black: Astrid Kirchherr, Stuart Sutcliffe, and The Beatles in Hamburg by Arne Bellstorf

Tweet Before the Beatles became the sensation they are known as today, they were playing in dingy bars in Germany, trying to get by on cheap food and free places to stay. The people they met there, including photographer Astrid … Continue reading

Book Review: Giants Beware by Rafael Rosado and Jorge Aguirre

Tweet Claudette has heard the legend of how the baby-toe-eating giant was banished to the far-away mountain by the marquis of her town so he could never terrorize them again. Longing for adventure, she believes the giant should have been … Continue reading

Book Review: The Silence of Our Friends by Mark Long, Jim Demonakos, and Nate Powell

Tweet Houston in 1968 was a volatile place with strained relations between blacks and whites. Schools were integrated just a few years before and the unrest there reflected much of what was happening in other parts of the country as … Continue reading

Book Review: Winter Town by Stephen Emond

Tweet Evan and Lucy have been best friends ever since they can remember. They used to spend hours playing together and creating stories and drawings for an imaginary place they call Aelysthia. That was before Lucy’s parents split up and … Continue reading

Book Review: Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

Tweet There’s a lot to irritate Anya about her life. Her mother cooks fattening food, she’s associated with an unpopular boy in school just because they’re both Russian immigrants, her close friend is mad at her and she never expects … Continue reading

Book Review: Zita the Space Girl by Ben Hatke

Tweet When Zita finds a gadget in what appears to be a crashed meteorite site, she can’t resist pushing the button. When she does, a creature with octopus-like limbs reaches through a tear in the sky and grabs her friend … Continue reading

Book Review: Doodlebug by Karen Romano Young

Tweet Dodo (short for Doreen) renames herself Doodlebug when she starts drawing to pass the time during the family’s move from Los Angeles to San Francisco. She likes it so much, and she’s so good at it, that she keeps … Continue reading

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