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Sounds like you are off to a great start finding good graphic novels! I read Fun Home awhile back, and it really opened my eyes to how the format can be used for memoirs. I haven’t read too many, but my favorite graphic memoir is Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacobs — fresh, funny, and insightful. Book Love by Debbie Tung is not a memoir but full of fun observations about books and reading. And March by John Lewis about the Civil Rights movement is powerful and moving. I look forward to hearing about your adventures with graphic novels and getting some ideas of more books to check out

Kathy A. Johnson

These sound great! You're off to a good start on this project.


Thanks for those suggestions! I just finished Fun Home and it is amazing and I am so impressed by how caught up I was in her storytelling. And it did feel like I was reading some very serious and deep literature even though there were illustrations to go along with it. I find that I am very drawn to graphic memoirs in particular. I bought her other graphic memoir about her mother, though now I am reading another memoir by Robin Ha called Almost American Girl about her transition from moving as a girl from South Korea to Alabama--another really good one. I have Debbie Tung's Quiet Girl in a Noisy World out from the library and will request Book Love, too, I think! Must check out the March books, too, which my library has!


These are definitely just what I need right now. I think comics are not for me as much as these graphic novels--or maybe just the mood I am in right now. If you have an interest--I can highly recommend any of these!


It sounds so simple, doesn't it? A book each month leading to a dozen over the course of a year? And, yet, it's sometimes still quite a challenge. It sounds like you're off to a great start though. And if you get more good rec's here, you'll practically have a dozen right from the start!

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