The Sprite and the Gardener Review

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 “The Sprite and the Gardener Review”

Class Act Review

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 “Class Act Review”

Maker Comics: Draw a Comic! Review

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 “Maker Comics: Draw a Comic! Review”

Flamer Review

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 “Flamer Review”

The Leak Review

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 “The Leak Review”

Fights: One Boy’s Triumph Over Violence Review

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 “Fights: One Boy’s Triumph Over Violence Review”

Fox & Rabbit Review

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 “Fox & Rabbit Review”

My Pencil and Me Review

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 “My Pencil and Me Review”

Nubia: Real One Review

Creators: L.L. McKinney & Robyn Smith Publisher: DC Comics There are stories that tell how we wish the world was and there are stories that tell how the world is. Nubia: Real One tells how it is in the real world for a young African-American woman. Nubia is filled with so much potential this isContinue reading “Nubia: Real One Review”

Flash Facts Review

Creators: Mayim Bialik, editor Publisher: DC Comics Flash Facts: Ten Terrific Tales About Science and Technology brings together my love for well-written nonfiction and graphic novels. I’ve always felt that I learned a lot of science from comics books. I also learned a lot of “comic book science” too! (Super-Soldier Serum, anyone?) The science inContinue reading “Flash Facts Review”