Abel, Jessica (text & illus.). Out on the Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of Radio. Broadway: Crown. ISBN 9780385348430. pap. $17. COMMUNICATION/MEDIA Abel reports with visual finesse the complicated creative process behind public radio journalism. Drawing on research and interviews relating to Snap Judgment and seven other shows, she illustrates how ideas, […]
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See all of LJ’s 2013 Bests Bagge, Peter (text & illus.). Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story. Drawn & Quarterly. ISBN 9781770461260. $21.95. BIOG Margaret Sanger’s crusade for reliable contraception changed the modern world. She established the use of birth control in the United States, founded the organizations that would later form Planned Parenthood, and […]
Bechdel, Alison. Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama. Houghton Harcourt. ISBN 9780618982509. $22. Using literature and psychoanalysis as twin lenses, Bechdel examines her own and her mother’s interwoven lives in a complex, almost dizzying tour de force of storytelling. More than matching her acclaimed Fun Home for its blend of drama, poignancy, and humor, […]