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Saga Volume 1 (Saga (Comic Series)) by Brian K. Vaughan - Book Review

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$9.99
ISBN: 9781607066019
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Published: Image Comics - October 23rd, 2012

Imagine Romeo and Juliet but on an intergalactic level! Saga is a hilarious and exciting adventure series following the lives of Alana and Marko, members of two constantly warring species, on the run with their mixed breed daughter while continuously running into a variety of obstacles, zany new friends, and an army of people out for their blood. ~ Reviewed by Samantha Beitler


Sapiens: A Graphic History: The Birth of Humankind (Vol. 1) by Yuval Noah Harari - Book Review

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$25.99
ISBN: 9780063051331
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 27th, 2020

When I first spotted this book on the shelf, I did a double-take. I had absolutely adored Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari’s all-encompassing history of human development and behavior, but I could not for a second imagine how such a complex and cerebral work of literature would translate to, of all things, a graphic novel. It was almost begrudgingly that I flipped the cover open and began to read. This adaptation is by no means a carbon copy of its ancestor, but it is just as effective as (and in some cases, more than) the original book. Harari himself is the star of the show, drawn as a cheerful and patient guide through history, and in this version he’s accompanied by half a dozen fellow scientists who aid him in his explanation of some of the more specialized subjects. This format lets us travel from the prehistoric savannah to the French Revolution in the span of a page without missing a beat, and makes it easier to digest complicated topics like legal fiction, genetic and cultural adaptation, or social stratification. Sapiens: The Birth of Humankind will be a hit with fans of the original book, history buffs new and old, and anyone else who might, like me, stumble across it by surprise. ~ Reviewed by Digby Baker-Porazinski


Bone: The Complete Cartoon Epic in One Volume by Jeff Smith - Book Review

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By Jeff Smith (Illustrator)
$44.95
ISBN: 9781888963144
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Published: Cartoon Books - November 1st, 2010

A staple of my childhood that has only grown in value through my adulthood. The world of Bone is rich and atmospheric, brimming with fantastic creatures, charming characters, and plenty of laughs. It is impossible not to fall in love with Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, Smiley Bone, and the curious denizens they encounter over the mountains. ~ Reviewed by Digby Baker-Porazinski


The Daughters of Ys by M. T. Anderson - Book Review

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By M. T. Anderson, Jo Rioux (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781626728783
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Published: First Second - August 11th, 2020

A re-imaging of the classic Breton folktale, The Daughters of Ys is a gloriously beautiful tale of love, loss, and rebirth. The stunning illustrations help to portray a powerful and deep message; it is a graphic novel that many people will enjoy. I highly recommend it. ~ Reviewed by Cassidy Washburn


The Times I Knew I Was Gay by Eleanor Crewes - Book Review

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$25.00
ISBN: 9781982147105
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Published: Scribner - October 6th, 2020

This is less of a coming out story and more of a "coming into yourself" story. Crewes narrates their story in simple, but detailed illustrations and text. The reader is taken on their own journey of learning who we are really meant to be while Crewes takes their own. There is a charm and story that will be relatable to almost everyone who has wondered about “the times they knew” about themselves. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy - Book Review

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$22.99
ISBN: 9780062976581
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Published: HarperOne - October 22nd, 2019

“What do we do when our hearts hurt? We wrap them in friendship, shared tears and time, till they wake hopeful and happy again.”
A small, gorgeous treasure of an art book, scattered with meaningful messages of love, friendship, and a reminder to be kind to one another. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


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