Graphic Novels

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RA Ready: A Beginner’s Guide to Genre Fiction | Readers’ Advisory

There are few things more satisfying for a librarian than uniting a reader with a great book (or two or ten). But many library staffers experience anxiety when asked to recommend titles in genres they don’t read themselves and with which they are unfamiliar.

Graphic Novels from DuBay & Co., Graham & Churchland, and Moore | Xpress Reviews

Worth a look for old-school fans of Doctor Who, Buckaroo Banzai, or British comics; an admirable yet unsatisfying opus; readers interested in a different perspective on social justice and the history of U.S. protests will also be intrigued

Graphic Novels by Martinson and Wilson & Shimojima on Japan, plus Moore | Xpress Reviews

Fans will appreciate how the epilog mirrors the prolog, ending the trilogy perfectly; light manga artwork coupled with a succinct, well-researched narrative will entice readers; for anyone looking for an introduction to the Buddha and his teachings

Nonfiction on Soldiering, Prince, the Cubs, Franciscan Missions, Happy Traveling | Xpress Reviews

A rather cerebral analysis of war; an excellent addition to the Prince compendium; fans will likely be disappointed, no matter how much they love their Cubbies; might be of interest to those who like reading about the American Southwest; psychobabble for the insecure

Graphic Novels from Alekseyeva, Elliot, and Uslan & Timpano | Xpress Reviews

This authentically rendered story of strong, independent women will appeal to both adults and teens; a wonderful exploration of the myriad conditions that stem from mental illness; this volume is unable to rekindle whatever magic the original radio shows had

A Bounty of Adaptations and Translations | Graphic Novels

IMMIGRANTS ARE US With attempts begun in Washington to restrict immigration, let us draw on graphic novels to better understand those who are new to this country, especially those from the Middle East.

The Voices of Islam | Collection Development

Libraries have a unique opportunity to inform users of the rich and varied experiences of the Islamic world. These 35 sources should be available in most libraries.

“Fire!!” Peter Bagge Takes on Zora Neale Hurston

Acclaimed for his biography Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story, Peter Bagge has taken on the author of Their Eyes Were Watching God with Fire!! The Zora Neale Hurston Story. In an email interview, LJ asked Bagge to share insights about this remarkable woman.

Graphic Novels from Hill, Matz, & Jef and Zub & Co. | Xpress Reviews

Hill and Matz deliver a compelling tale about loyalty and revenge, as well as a thought-provoking look at gender politics in our era; Glitterbomb is a macabre tale depicting the dark side of Hollywood and fame

LJ Fiction Reviews: April 1, 2017

Another solid offering from best-selling Swedish author Backman; a marvelous debut for all romantics who believe in hope; a new series from the most dependable names in comics Brubaker and Phillips; newcomer Mukherjee delivers a stirring, entertaining mystery that bursts with lively historical details