Such a Lovely Little War: A Memoir

2017-09-14T13:06:34-05:00

A child's experience of war is strangely pure and slanted. The impact is wholly dramatic at times. Its inconsequence just as overwhelming at other times. Sharing his experiences growing up in a French-Vietnamese family in Saigon, between 1961 and 1963, Marcelino Truong's graphic memoir is vibrant and informative. Some

Such a Lovely Little War: A Memoir2017-09-14T13:06:34-05:00

Oh, the Saga-ness of it all

2020-09-04T08:24:59-05:00

Rereading the Saga comics is definitely worthwhile. On first-reading, I was a little off-kilter, so engrossed in some panels that I missed others completely, only occasionally remembering to retrace my steps. Discovering wings or horns on characters who appeared humanoid at first glance was delightfully but consistently distracting. Readers are aware

Oh, the Saga-ness of it all2020-09-04T08:24:59-05:00

MOONSHOT: The Indigenous Comics Collection (2016)

2019-05-11T19:50:37-05:00

"There is no single homogenous native identity and MOONSHOT is an extensive exploration of the vast variety of indigenous storytelling in North America," explains Hope Nicholson. That's editor Hope Nicholson: she and Andy Stanleigh work hard at AH Comics (Alternative History Comics) to make room on the page for voices which

MOONSHOT: The Indigenous Comics Collection (2016)2019-05-11T19:50:37-05:00

August 2016, In My Bookbag

2020-10-22T12:21:51-05:00

In which I discuss some of the skinny volumes, which have nestled into my bookbag. (Meanwhile longer works, like Kathleen Winsor's Forever Amber and Greg Iles’ The Bone Tree, were left at home.) Patricia and Fredrick McKissack's Best Shot in the West tells the story of Nat Love, who was born into

August 2016, In My Bookbag2020-10-22T12:21:51-05:00

June 2016, In My Bookbag

2016-06-26T10:49:55-05:00

In which I discuss some of the skinny volumes, which have nestled into my bookbag (while longer works, like Marge Piercy's Gone to Soldiers and Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend, were left at home. Vivek Shraya's God Loves Hair is illustrated by Juliana Neufeld, a full-page image introducing each of

June 2016, In My Bookbag2016-06-26T10:49:55-05:00
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