GRAPHIC NOVELS

BTTM FDRS

Fantagraphics. Jun. 2019. 288p. ISBN 9781683962069. $24.99. GRAPHIC NOVELS
COPY ISBN
Escaping her upwardly mobile parents, Darla moves back to their old neighborhood in Chicago’s Bottomyards to find bare-bones housing where she can grow her design business on the cheap. Paradoxically, the area’s “authentic” ambiance has begun attracting the trendy-chic media and business interests. But her huge, windowless building hides a secret legacy from a biotech invention twisted by would-be exploiters. A savage Afrofuturistic horror comedy about gentrification, racial invisibility, and cultural appropriation in knock-your-eyes-out, “non-literal” coloring. (SLJ 6/14/19)

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.


RELATED 

Get connected. Join our global community of more than 200,000 librarians and educators.

Get access to 8000+ annual reviews of books, ebooks, and more

As low as $13.50/month