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Saints (Boxers & Saints #2) by Gene Luen Yang - Book Review

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By Gene Luen Yang, Gene Luen Yang (Illustrator), Lark Pien (Inked or colored by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781596436893
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Published: First Second - September 10th, 2013

Saints is the second book in the two book graphic series, Boxer & Saints While it is shorter than Boxers, it still packs a lot of story. We see how Four-Girl (later Vibiana), the unwanted fourth-girl of her family, defies the odds by living and dealing with a strict, old-school Chinese family ruled by her Grandfather. We even see how her story connects with Boa’s in Boxers. A tie-in with Joan of Arc brings this story into the Christian story of the Boxer Rebellion. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Boxers (Boxers & Saints #1) by Gene Luen Yang - Book Review

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By Gene Luen Yang, Lark Pien (Inked or colored by), Gene Luen Yang (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596433595
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Published: First Second - September 10th, 2013

In this first graphic novel of the Boxer & Saints two-book series, Yang created a unique and fascinating graphic novel for teens. And while it is not so much a book of history, it mixes the history of 20th-centurey China with the journey of a young man coming of age and perhaps, making wrong choices along the way. Of course, it is possible the choices he made were the only ones that could have been made. Due to violence and other mature content and context, not recommend for under (mature) 13-year-olds. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


This Was Our Pact by Ryan Andrews - Book Review

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$14.99
ISBN: 9781626720534
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Published: First Second - June 11th, 2019

Festival night, the lanterns are lit and dropped in the river. The lanterns will float until the river meets the sky, that's what they say... Ben and his friend jump on their bikes and pedal with the current to find out.
The adventure turns magical, with a talking bear, a busy witch, and the most powerful magic of all, the start of best friendship! ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore


Pilu of the Woods by Mai K. Nguyen - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781620105634
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Published: Oni Press - April 16th, 2019

Willow tries to keep the promise she made to always be kind, especially to her sister, but it is so hard when her mom is gone. Her feelings are little monsters inside her, whispering mean things, wanting her to say them, wanting her to let them out - the more she keeps them in, the meaner they get. The woods make her calmer - drawing plants, finding mushrooms, and an especially smelling magnolias, her moms favorite flower, make things easier. But the monsters are still there. It takes making a new friend to help her face them... a new friend with monsters of her own, who also happens to be a magnolia tree.
Slightly magical and visually stunning, this is a sweet emotional journey that many children need. ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore


Bloom by Kevin Panetta - Book Review

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By Kevin Panetta, Savanna Ganucheau (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626726413
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Published: First Second - January 29th, 2019

Ari is 18, the Big City is calling his name, but his family's bakery is barley scraping by. He agrees to stay the summer and train a new baker before hitting the road - he hires Hector, a talented (and very cute) guy, who loves making bread, cookies, cakes... and maybe, also, loves Ari. Sweet, romantic, with mouth-wateringly beautiful art, pick up this book! ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore


Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson - Book Review

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$19.99
ISBN: 9780374300289
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - February 6th, 2018

Speak: The Graphic Novel keeps to the feel and message of the novel, yet, it is its own story as well. Carroll brings to life the story with her busy black and white art accenting the important points of the story. The mood of both text and art complement each other. Take your time and read both text and illustrations as slowly as you can. Even though, like a good piece of moist chocolate cake, you are going to want to devour this graphic novel. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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