TITLE: Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic History of an American Founding Father
AUTHOR: Jonathan Hennessey
ILLUSTRATOR: Justins Greenwood
ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY: Alexander Hamilton’s life.
GENRE: Graphic Novel | Non-Fiction | Biography
NOTE: I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.
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TITLE: Paper Girls
AUTHOR: Brian K. Vaughan
ILLUSTRATOR: Cliff Chiang
ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY: Four paper delivery girls from the 1980s find the adventure of their lifetimes when they encounter strange people on Halloween night.
GENRE: Graphic Novel | Science Fiction | Young Adult
RATING: 5/5 Continue reading
DIRECTOR: Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud
RUNTIME: 96 minutes
SUMMARY: Marjane Satrapi tells the story of her life living in Iran in the midst of the cultural revolution.
GENRE: Coming of Age | Animated
NOTES: Based on the graphic memoir, Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Quickly after I read Persepolis, I found out there was a movie adaptation from a couple of years back. The movie was co directed by Marjane Satrapi, the author of the graphic novel, and Vincent Paronnaud. It was also nominated for best animated feature film in various award shows like the Oscars and the Golden Globe. So, of course I had to find this film and watch it. Continue reading
AUTHOR: Marjane Satrapi
SUMMARY: Marjane tells the story of her childhood and teenage years living in Iran in the midst of the Islamic Revolution.
GENRE: Graphic Novel | Memoir | Coming of Age | Non-Fiction
NOTE: I read the The Complete Persepolis which has all the volumes in one book. Continue reading
AUTHOR: Art Spiegelman
SUMMARY: Art Spiegelman writes about his father’s experience during the Holocaust.
GENRE: Graphic Novel | Memoir | Non-Fiction | Historical
RATING: 4/5 Continue reading
TITLE: Chess Rumble
AUTHOR: Greg Neri
ILLUSTRATOR: Jesse Joshua Watson
SUMMARY: A young man learns to control his violent impulses through playing chess. Continue reading
AUTHOR: Craig Thompson
ILLUSTRATOR: Craig Thompson
ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY: Between biblical and koranic references, Thompson tells a strange story about love that transcends desert landscapes and time. Continue reading