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Assembly by Natasha Brown - Book Review

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$23.00
ISBN: 9780316268264
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 14th, 2021

A Black woman in corporate London considers a life-altering choice as the reader follows her through a myriad of daily microaggressions and blatant racism. Is money and "success" worth a lifetime of this?
An important read for those who want to learn the difference between opportunities that come with a life-long cost vs. challenges faced while privileged. ~ Reviewed by Misty Henrichsen


I Talk Like a River by Jordan Scott - Book Review

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By Jordan Scott, Sydney Smith (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823445592
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Published: Neal Porter Books - September 1st, 2020

This children's book perfectly depicts a child's stress and pain, surrounding a speech impediment, The illustrations set a peaceful tone while telling a story of a father's gentle support, and words of encouragement for a son having another difficult day. A lovely way to introduce a child to the concept that all of us, with our struggles and challenges, are an important and beautiful part of the natural world. ~ Reviewed by Misty Henrichsen


The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys: National Anthem by Gerard Way - Book Review

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By Gerard Way, Shaun Simon, Leonardo Romero (Illustrator), Jordie Bellaire (Illustrator), Nate Piekos (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781506722214
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Published: Dark Horse Books - July 20th, 2021

This story is set in the world originally created by Gerard Way, for the My Chemical Romance concept album "Danger Days". However the book easily stands alone for those unfamiliar with the origins. This graphic novel offers twists and turns very early on, pairing well with the bright, busy, detail filled art. The characters are likeable and tragic, the action is fast paced. It will leave you wanting to read it a second time, to catch the details that might or might not clarify what is real and what is imagined, in the mind of the main character. ~ Reviewed by Misty Hendrichsen


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