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Taarna

While this Taarna isn’t as great a betrayal as her film version, it is still a huge missed opportunity
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Feminism: A Graphic Guide

No single volume could encapsulate such a complex subject--thankfully there are primers such as this to give readers the essential basics, plus suggestions as to how they might continue their learning. Recommended for all nonfiction collections with an area for feminism.

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In Search of Lost Time: In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower

Let cynics and snobs consider this project Proust for Dummies--kudos to Heuet and translator Marris (creative writing, Boston Univ.) for bringing Proust to both new audiences and the paneled page with class. Recommended to lovers of classic literature, fans of nonsuperhero sequential art, and anyone putting off tackling Proust.

Best Graphic Novels 2019

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Grace: The Jeff Buckley Story

Passion and sincerity make this take on Buckley’s tale stand out--just as with Buckley’s music. Recommended not just for Buckley enthusiasts but also for fans of music and biographies of all stripes; some profanity and sensual imagery, suitable for all but the youngest readers.
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Commute: An Illustrated Memoir of Female Shame

By turns harrowing, sad, revealing, and infuriating, this isn't for all readers of graphic novels or memoirs, but those who brave it are in for a challenging, confrontational experience. Optional; frequent profanity, nudity and frank discussions of sex and sexual assault. [Previewed in Ingrid Bohnenkamp's Graphic Novels Spotlight, "Mass Appeal," LJ 6/19.]
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Commute: An Illustrated Memoir of Female Shame

By turns harrowing, sad, revealing, and infuriating, this isn’t for all readers of graphic novels or memoirs, but those who brave it are in for a challenging, confrontational experience. Optional; frequent profanity, nudity and frank discussions of sex and sexual assault. [Previewed in Ingrid Bohnenkamp's Graphic Novels Spotlight, "Mass Appeal," LJ 6/19.]

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Hobbyhorse Revolution: Special Edition

The tag line is "Never stop doing what you love," and the filmmakers waste no time in demonstrating why that is so important, using this most unlikely pastime.

Harry Potter: A History of Magic

An undeniable treat for Potter fans and an indispensable reminder to all libraries, museums, and archives that connecting to the Potterverse is an ideal way to promote themselves as the places where magic lives.

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