American Born Chinese is a graphic novel written and illustrated by Gene Luen Yang. This beautiful book ties together three seemingly disparate storylines into one: from an egoistic Monkey King; to a young boy, Jin, struggling with internalized self-hatred; to two seeming high school rivals, Danny and his cousin Chin-Kee.
Another beautiful story by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki that tells the story of two young people confronting the demons of summer ennui..
This book / webcomic was short but beautiful. It tells the story of a young, queer questioning kid on a search to find their place at a special summer camp.
In the wake of HBO releasing it's latest and final season, I caught the bug and checked out some Game of Thrones paraphernalia from my local library, most notably this graphic novel series adapted by Daniel Abraham and OG George R. R. Martin.
After ordering The Thing Around Your Neck, I was immersed; dog-earing every page that made me gasp, giggle, or pause.
For all ma graphic novel lovers out there, this one's a winner! Here's a nerd review of Ladycastle, created by Delilah Dawson (writer) and Ashley A. Woods (artist).
It's winter, we're indoors, and reading is how I survive my cabin fever symptoms. So here's my geeky review of a book you may have picked up middle school - but whatev, it's never too late to read - Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass from His Dark Materials (HDM) series.