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Monthly Wrap-Up: September 2017

Welcome to Fall, the season of horror, monsters and pumpkin spice lattes! September is coming to a close, and I need to sum up what has happened this month along with some interesting finds. Book Reviews Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 2, by Sui Ishida: 4/5 Stars Day of the Oprichnik by Vladimir Sorokin: 3/5 Stars Trans… Continue reading Monthly Wrap-Up: September 2017

Graphic Novel · Historical Fiction · Review · Young Adult

The Color of Earth by Kim Dong Hwa

Ehwa, a Korean girl raised by a single mother, overhears conversations that confuse her about the world and her body, and her mother answers her questions with wisdom. She learns what exactly it means to be a girl, a woman, and in love. As Ehwa grows up, she develops new understandings of love and comes to terms with her feelings for the two boys that caught her eye. Kim Dong Hwa’s The Color of Earth is a coming-of-age story about love and the rite of passage into womanhood.

Graphic Novel · Nonfiction · Review

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi

Synopsis from Inside Cover: Originally published to wide critical acclaim in France, where it elicited comparisons to Art Spiegelman’s┬áMaus,┬áPersepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s wise, funny, and heartbreaking memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to… Continue reading Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi