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”

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”

You Brought Me the Ocean Review

“For as long as I can remember, I’ve dreamed of another world. A world where I can discover who I really am, where I’m part of something greater than myself.”  This is how Alex Sanchez begins You Brought Me the Ocean. As someone who frequently chooses books based on the first line, first page, firstContinue reading “You Brought Me the Ocean Review”