Spinning ~ Tillie Walden

Rating: 5/5 This beautiful graphic novel is a simple coming of age memoir. Its simplicity lies in its transitions as the novel follows Walden's teenage career as a figure skater through changing schools and towns to uncovering her sexual identity as a lesbian. She documents her family life and the heartbreaking trauma that comes from … Continue reading Spinning ~ Tillie Walden

Sing, Unburied, Sing ~ Jesmyn Ward

Rating: 5/5 This is a deeply moving and deeply depressing read. Ward's descriptions seem to match each character seamlessly. Rather than being written from the outside looking in, Ward's writing feels as though she is inside each character trying to reveal something to the world.The pacing was excellent, I was captivated from the start and … Continue reading Sing, Unburied, Sing ~ Jesmyn Ward

My Favorite Thing is Monsters ~ Emil Ferris

Rating: 5/5 I absolutely loved this book! Ferris' graphics were incredible. Many of them literally took my breath away. I loved that she often changed mediums/style based on the emotions occuring in the story, translating them effectively on the page. Despite the vast quantity of side characters, I feel that each one plays into the … Continue reading My Favorite Thing is Monsters ~ Emil Ferris

Black History in its Own Words ~ Ronald Wimberly

History and art are the perfect companions, as demonstrated by this collection of illustrations. Wimberly began this with just 8 illustrations for a publication during Black History Month in 2015, and continued the series over the next few years. He's created this compilation in this lovely printed and bound book, and the effect is stunning. … Continue reading Black History in its Own Words ~ Ronald Wimberly