Graphic Novel Review #14: Our Little Kitchen

Creator: Jillian Tamaki Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers Our Little Kitchen won the Eisner Award for Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8) this year so I had to check it out. This story is based on the Tamaki’s experience volunteering at a small community kitchen in Brooklyn. I found this textContinue reading “Graphic Novel Review #14: Our Little Kitchen”

Graphic Novel Review: Wynd Book One: The Flight of the Prince

Creators: James Tynion IV, Michael Dialynas, & Aditya Bidikar Publisher: BOOM! Studios I love fantasy books. I love series. I love gay characters in literature. All of this means I was destined to love Wynd. The world of Wynd reminds me of The City of Ember. (The book NOT the movie!) The main characters areContinue reading “Graphic Novel Review: Wynd Book One: The Flight of the Prince”

Graphic Novel Review: The Sprite and the Gardener

Creators: Rii Abrego & Joe Whitt Publisher: Oni Press “And things are still just fine. More or less.” This is how Abrego & Whitt set up The Sprite and the Gardener. This book has been described as “gentle fantasy” which means a fantasy story that doesn’t involve fighting or violence of any kind. If you’veContinue reading “Graphic Novel Review: The Sprite and the Gardener”

Graphic Novel Review: Class Act

Creator: Jerry Craft Publisher: Quill Tree Books & Harper Alley I’m going to be honest. I held off reading Class Act. I didn’t hold off because I wasn’t interested or I didn’t think it would be good. I held off, because I knew that with the success of New Kid tons of people were goingContinue reading “Graphic Novel Review: Class Act”

Graphic Novel Review: Maker Comics: Draw a Comic!

Creator: JP Coovert Publisher: First Second Comics When Andrea Bell mentioned that her next project was an installment of the Maker Comics, I realized I had never read anything from the Makers Comics series. This was something I needed to rectify immediately. I scanned over the topics included in the Makers Comics series; Fix aContinue reading “Graphic Novel Review: Maker Comics: Draw a Comic!”

Graphic Novel Review: Flamer

Creator: Mike Curato Publisher: Henry Holt and Company “THIS BOOK WILL SAVE LIVES” reads the quote from Jarrett J. Krosoczka on the cover of Flamer and I couldn’t agree more. Growing up, I felt the same feelings that the protagonist, Aiden, feels in this book; the feeling of isolation, of being an outsider, or beingContinue reading “Graphic Novel Review: Flamer”

Graphic Novel Review: The Leak

Creators: Kate Reed Petty & Andrea Bell Publisher: First Second “For the Love of Truth” is the subtitle of Kate Reed Petty & Andrea Bell’s The Leak and the story contained within successfully represents this motto. I picked up The Leak based on my love of Andrea Bell’s artwork from her prior works Diary ofContinue reading “Graphic Novel Review: The Leak”

Graphic Novel Review: Fights: One Boy’s Triumph Over Violence

Creator: Joel Christian Gill Publisher: ONI Press “Memoirs are not biography–they’re more like a recollection of past events,” Joel Christian Gill tells the reader in the afterword of Fights: One Boy’s Triumph Over Violence. In this memoir Gill shares how his life pushed him towards violence and how he took control of that violence toContinue reading “Graphic Novel Review: Fights: One Boy’s Triumph Over Violence”

Graphic Novel Review: Fox & Rabbit

Creators: Beth Ferry & Gergely Dudás Publisher: Amulet Books The more I read Fox & Rabbit, the more I fell in love with it. Fox and Rabbit are best friends who face their fears together. Fox & Rabbit reminds me of the Poppleton series, a collection of stories that build on one another about friendsContinue reading “Graphic Novel Review: Fox & Rabbit”

Graphic Novel Review: My Pencil and Me

Creator: Sara Varon Publisher: First Second Writing is hard. Lucky for Sara Varon she has her pencil. Her pencil is there for her when she doesn’t know how to get started or when she is worried that what she writes isn’t good enough. Don’t you wish you had a pencil like that? I do! MyContinue reading “Graphic Novel Review: My Pencil and Me”