• Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations

    Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations

    Jacob, Mira

    "Like many six-year-olds, Mira Jacob's half-Jewish, half-Indian son, Z, has questions about everything. At first they are innocuous enough, but as tensions from the 2016 election spread from the media into his own family, they become much, much more complicated. Trying to answer him honestly, Mira has to think back to where she's gotten her own answers: her most formative conversations about race, color, sexuality, and, of course, love. Written with humor and vulnerability, this deeply relatable graphic memoir is a love letter to the art of conversation--and to the hope that hovers in our most difficult questions" --

    Format: Graphic Novel - 2019 First edition

    Holds: 87 on 30 copies

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  • Off Season

    Off Season

    Sturm, James

    "How could this happen? The question of 2016 becomes deeply personal in James Sturm's riveting graphic novel Off Season, which charts one couple's divisive separation through the fall of 2016-during Bernie's loss to Hillary, Hillary's loss to Trump, and the disorienting months that followed. We see a father navigating life as a single parent and coping with the disintegration of a life-defining relationship. Amid the upheaval are tender moments with his kids-a sleeping child being carried in from the car, Christmas morning anticipation, a late-night cookie after a temper tantrum-and fallible humans drenched in palpable feelings of grief, rage, loss, and overwhelming love. Using anthropomorphized characters as a tactic for tempering an otherwise emotionally fraught situation, Off Season is unaffected and raw, steeped in the specificity of its time while speaking to a larger cultural moment. A truly human experience, Off Season displays Sturm's masterful pacing and storytelling combined with conscious and confident growth as the celebrated cartoonist and educator moves away from historical fiction to deliver this long-form narrative set in contemporary times. Originally serialized on Slate, this expanded edition turns timely vignettes into a timeless, deeply affecting account of one family and their off season."--

    Format: Graphic Novel - 2019 First edition

    Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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  • Gender Queer: A Memoir

    Gender Queer: A Memoir

    Kobabe, Maia

    "In 2014, Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns, thought that a comic of reading statistics would be the last autobiographical comic e would ever write. At the time, it was the only thing e felt comfortable with strangers knowing about em. ...Maia's intensely cathartic autobiography charts eir journey of self-identity, which includes the mortification and confusion of adolescent crushes, grappling with how to come out to family and society, bonding with friends over erotic gay fanfiction, and facing the trauma and fundamental violation of pap smears. Started as a way to explain to eir family what it means to be nonbinary and asexual, [this book] is more than a personal story: it is a useful and touching guide on gender identity--what it means and how to think about it--for advocates, friends, and humans everywhere."--Amazon.

    Format: Graphic Novel - 2019

    Holds: 47 on 10 copies

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  • I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir

    I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir

    Gharib, Malaka

    "I Was Their American Dream is at once a coming-of-age story and a reminder of the thousands of immigrants who come to America in search for a better life for themselves and their children. The daughter of parents with unfulfilled dreams themselves, Malaka navigated her childhood chasing her parents' ideals, learning to code-switch between her family's Filipino and Egyptian customs, adapting to white culture to fit in, crushing on skater boys, and trying to understand the tension between holding onto cultural values and trying to be an all-American kid. Malaka Gharib's triumphant graphic memoir brings to life her teenage antics and illuminates earnest questions about identity and culture, while providing thoughtful insight into the lives of modern immigrants and the generation of millennial children they raised. Malaka's story is a heartfelt tribute to the American immigrants who have invested their future in the promise of the American dream."--Amazon.

    Format: Book - 2019 First edition

    Holds: 27 on 8 copies

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    Daniels, Ezra Claytan

    "Once a thriving working class neighborhood on Chicago's south side, the "Bottomyards" is now the definition of urban blight. When an aspiring fashion designer named Darla and her image-obsessed friend, Cynthia, descend upon the neighborhood in search of cheap rent, they soon discover something far more seductive and sinister lurking behind the walls of their new home. Like a cross between Jordan Peele's Get Out and John Carpenter's The Thing, Daniels and Passmore's BTTM FDRS (pronounced "bottomfeeders") offers a vision of horror that is gross and gory in all the right ways. At turns funny, scary, and thought provoking, it unflinchingly confronts the monsters--both metaphoric and real--that are displacing cultures in urban neighborhoods today"--Amazon.

    Format: Graphic Novel - 2019

    Holds: 2 on 7 copies

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  • Death Wins A Goldfish: Reflections From A Grim Reaper's Year-long Sabbatical

    Death Wins A Goldfish: Reflections From A Grim Reaper's Year-long Sabbatical

    Rea, Brian

    "Accompany Death on his mandatory yearlong sabbatical with these thoughtful, humorous illustrations from Brian Rea"--Provided by publisher.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 12 on 5 copies

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  • Seattle Walk Report: An Illustrated Walking Tour Through 23 Seattle Neighborhoods

    Seattle Walk Report: An Illustrated Walking Tour Through 23 Seattle Neighborhoods

    Seattle Walk Report

    "Instagram sensation Seattle Walk Report uses her distinctive comic style and eagle eye to illustrate the charming and quirky people, places, and things that define Seattle's neighborhoods. Leveraging the growing popularity of Seattle Walk Report on Instagram, this charming book features comic book-style illustrations that celebrate the distinctive and odd people, places, and things that define Seattle's neighborhoods. The book goes deep into the urban jungle, exploring 24 popular Seattle neighborhoods, pulling out history, notable landmarks, and curiosities that make each area so distinctive. Entirely hand-drawn and lettered, Seattle Walk Report will be peppered with fun, slightly interactive elements throughout which make for an engaging armchair read, in addition to a fun way to explore the city's iconic, diverse, hipster, historic, and grand neighborhoods"--

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 15 on 188 copies

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  • The Hard Tomorrow

    The Hard Tomorrow

    Davis, Eleanor

    "Hannah is a thirty-something wife, home-health worker, and antiwar activist. Her husband, Johnny, is a stay-at-home pothead working--or "working"--on building them a house before the winter chill sets in. They're currently living and screwing in the back of a truck, hoping for a pregnancy, which seems like it will never come. Legs in the air, for a better chance at conception, Hannah scans fertility Reddits while Johnny dreams about propagating plants--kale, tomatoes--to ensure they have sufficient sustenance should the end times come, which, given their fragile democracy strained under the weight of a carceral state and the risk of horrible war, doesn't seem so far off. Helping Hannah in her fight for the future is her best friend Gabby, a queer naturalist she idolizes and who adores her. Helping Johnny build the house is Tyler, an off-the-grid conspiracy theorist driven sick by his own cloudy notions of reality."--

    Format: Graphic Novel - 2019 First edition

    Holds: 31 on 12 copies

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  • Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos

    Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos

    Knisley, Lucy

    "If you work hard enough, if you want it enough, if you're smart and talented and "good enough," you can do anything. Except get pregnant. Her whole life, Lucy Knisley wanted to be a mother. But when it was finally the perfect time, conceiving turned out to be harder than anything she'd ever attempted. Fertility problems were followed by miscarriages, and her eventual successful pregnancy plagued by health issues, up to a dramatic, near-death experience during labor and delivery. This moving, hilarious, and surprisingly informative memoir not only follows Lucy's personal transition into motherhood but also illustrates the history and science of reproductive health from all angles, including curious facts and inspiring (and notorious) figures in medicine and midwifery. Whether you've got kids, want them, or want nothing to do with them, there's something in this graphic memoir to open your mind and heart."--Amazon.

    Format: Graphic Novel - 2019 First edition

    Holds: 3 on 11 copies

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  • Is This How You See Me?

    Is This How You See Me?

    Hernandez, Jaime

    Best friends Maggie and Hopey leave their significant others at home and reluctantly take a weekend road trip to attend a punk rock reunion in their old neighborhood. (8/3/2020 11:09:35 AM)

    Format: Graphic Novel - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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