Category Archives: Book of the Week

Hawkeye – Anchor Points

Hawkeye Vol 1 – Anchor Points picks up where Matt Fraction’s Hawkeye left off, with Kate Bishop having moved back to LA.  She’s seeking out the mystery of her dad, and forming a new team of sidekicks/friends.  Writer Kelly Thompson takes on Kate and her unique brand of attitude. If you were a fan of…

The Art of Being Normal

The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson “David Piper has always been an outsider. His parents think he’s gay. The school bully thinks he’s a freak. Only his two best friends know the real truth: David wants to be a girl. On the first day at his new school Leo Denton has one goal:…

Secret Path

Secret Path by Jeff Lemire & Gord Downie “Secret Path is a ten song album by Gord Downie with a graphic novel by illustrator Jeff Lemire that tells the story of Chanie “Charlie” Wenjack, a twelve-year-old boy who died in flight from the Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School fifty years ago. Chanie, misnamed Charlie by…

Dumplin’

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy “Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked…until Will…

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith “‘It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.’ So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. As…

Making Comics

Making Comics by Scott McCloud “Scott McCloud tore down the wall between high and low culture in 1993 with Understanding Comics, a massive comic book about comics, linking the medium to such diverse fields as media theory, movie criticism, and web design. In Reinventing Comics, McCloud took this to the next level, charting twelve different…

Ms. Marvel

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson & Adrian Alphona “Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City — until she’s suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! When Kamala discovers the…

A pep talk from Kid President!

This One Summer

This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki “Every summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. It’s their getaway, their refuge. Rosie’s friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had. But this summer is different. Rose’s mom and dad won’t stop…

Take Action! A Guide To Active Citizenship

Take Action! A Guide to Active Citizenship by Craig Kielburger & Marc Kielburger “* Raise awareness * Start a club * Use the media * Make a difference * Get involved * Choose an issue * Build a team * Have fun!  Make a difference in your hometown and around the world!  Inspired by the…