Ingrid Bohnenkamp

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The Courage Party: Helping Our Resilient Children Understand and Survive Sexual Assault

Full pages of text between Oparaku’s illustrations make categorizing this as a graphic novel a bit of a reach, but its association with comics creator Harvey Pekar (Brabner and Danielle appear as characters in Pekar’s “American Splendor” comics and the 2003 film) will interest comics fans. Timely and important content make it a worthy addition to any adult or YA collection.
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Plate Tectonics: An Illustrated Memoir

Motin’s character is crass and often exasperating, but in the end she provides an endearing portrait of a woman doing her best, and adult readers will relate to the struggle.
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Go To Sleep (I Miss You): Cartoons from the Fog of New Parenthood

For a more narrative approach, consider Knisley’s earlier comic about her pregnancy and birth, Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos, which delves deeper and more satisfyingly into the topic than the sketchbook format allows. For a busy new (or veteran) parent, these bite-sized laughs are just what the pediatrician ordered.

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Americana: (And the Act of Getting over It)

Healy might never quite get to the bottom of America, but his thoughtful storytelling provides a funny and honest peek into a life-changing quest most people will never experience firsthand, making it appealing for hiking enthusiasts and couch potatoes alike.

Mass Appeal | Graphic Novels Spotlight 2019

Q&A: Karen Berger | Graphic Novels Spotlight 2019

Q&A: John Jennings | Graphic Novels Spotlight 2019

Catwoman: Vol. 1: Copycats

As conceived by Jones (Lady Killer) and Fernando Blanco (Midnight and Apollo), Catwoman is sultry and morose; still reeling from her failed relationship with Batman, she’s more human than cat. Insight into her past helps flesh her character out and explains the motivation behind some of her actions. This arc is timely considering recent interest in female superheroes’ stories, and would be a good fit for any adult collection.
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Excuse Me: Cartoons, Complaints, and Notes to Self

Adult readers from most walks of life will admire Finck’s poignant observations and find something to laugh (or laugh-cry) at, but the author’s fellow Millennials will find her treatment of modern woes especially relatable.

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