A good story of an African American boy who was shot and killed by a police officer who mistook a coat hanger for a gun and the events that occur in his neighborhood because of it. It definitely demonstrates how others are affected and how a crowd mindset results from these events.
The illustrations were only in black and white and I thought distracted from the story because I couldn’t keep the characters straight despite the cast list in the beginning. Also, a lot of the dialogue seems to be in rap or mimicking Shakespeare because the students in the story are putting on Hamlet, so it gets confusing. Two stars overall.
This adaptation of A WRINKLE IN TIME is absolutely beautiful! While the illustrations are simple with blue, whites, greys, and black as the only colors, they don't distract from the beauty of the book. If anything, they make it better. I had not read A WRINKLE IN TIME in more than a decade, so reading the graphic novel was a great way to touch up on what I didn't remember. I would not replace reading the novel with the graphic novel, though, because the text, while adapted as closely as can be, is not the same as reading the true novel.
If you haven't read the original novel, you MUST DO IT NOW! It is a beautiful story of hope and being strong when we are afraid. Meg Murry's father has been "gone" (reminds me of the father in Bruja Born and Labyrinth Lost) for a few years while working for the government trying to learn about time and space travel. Meg lives with her mother (a scientist), her twin brothers, and her strange younger brother, Charles Wallace. Charles Wallace is incredibly smart but pretends to be dumb as to not confuse or insult their neighbors. Meg and Charles meet Mrs. Who, Mrs. Which, and Mrs. Whatsit who explain to them what they must fight to save their universe as well as their father. Along the way, they learn about tesseracts and other planets. Overall, it is a great novel!
Happy Valentine's Day, fellow nerds! I'm celebrating today by sharing my superhero soul-sister's latest volume with y'all! She's definitely my soul-sister because we both need to learn to practice self-care and need carbs and coffee to recover from well, life. ;)
And just when I didn't think she could get any more amazing-this latest volume gets FINALLY passed into my desperately awaiting hands (My library hold took almost three weeks!) and proves that Kamala just keeps getting better!
Oh man, could Ms. Marvel be anymore awesome? She's quick-thinking and always looking to do what is right. Even when she has she has to choose between wrong and more-wrong-she always finds a way. In this installment, Ms. Marvel has to fight the people that she has vowed to protect when they try to fight back against her and other inhumans.
*STOP! SPOILERS AHEAD!*
She (like always) saves the day, but not without learning about herself and how she isn't immune to things like weariness, heartbreak, and hunger! In the last issue of this book, Red Dagger (from Ms. Marvel volume 6-when she goes to visit family abroad) has come to visit and helps her save a runaway train and helps Kamala realize that she has to take care of herself in order to take care of others. I can't wait for Volume Nine!
A graphic novel memoir of growing up in Iraq during the last twenty years. Nothing amazing, but very informational. The drawings though, are superb. Simple but detailed enough for easy understanding.
Today's vlog is super awesome because it features TWO books:
1. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky ALbertalli, and
2. Bruja Born by Zoraida Cordova. (Bruja Born was so awesome that I had to review it twice. (Read the blog review here.)