Author Archive for Bonnie Svitavsky

A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel

Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time is a classic work of literature, combining science fiction, fantasy, and themes of acceptance, love, and self-worth. Originally published in 1962, this book gives readers a strong heroine, explores physics and time travel, and…

Tick

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When we move from place to place, we’re bound to forget something and leave it behind. Typically it’s not something all that important – maybe a broom, a sweater, or those odds and ends that accumulate in our cupboards. In…

Sumo

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I think I’ve gotten into the habit of reading graphic novels and expecting them to be lengthy series or intricate stand-alones that neatly wrap up every loose end. Sumo is neither of these things. This open-ended graphic novella is about…

Peanut

We all know moving can be hard. Transferring to a new school can be stressful. And even more so, making new friends can be traumatic. Sadie, however, has a plan to reinvent herself at her new high school. It’s easy…

Classic Fantastic: Sandman

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Classic Fantastic is our series of features on the classics of the format — please check out our other picks for the most important titles, in terms of appeal, innovation, and storytelling, that every library should own. What’s it about?…

Arisa, vol. 1-3

Twin sisters Arisa and Tsubasa look alike, but couldn’t be more different. Tsubasa is known as the Demon Princess to her classmates. She’s as tough as nails and, even if she does have good intentions, often acts without thinking. Arisa…

Olympos

A young man named Heinz bows his head in prayer, hoping for his wish to be granted. But he isn’t expecting a beautiful redhead to whisk him away to a garden suspended in time and space. Heinz has promised to…

Puella Magi Madoka Magica

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The magic girl genre (known as mahou shoujo) is one of the most well-known kinds of anime and manga. Sailor Moon, Cardcaptor Sakura, and Revolutionary Girl Utena are all classic examples of this popular genre that dates back to the 1960s…

Johnny Hiro

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Renting a place can be a pain, but when you live in a city like New York, it’s probably your only option. You can’t change the paint scheme, you’re surrounded on all sides by neighbors, and your security deposit never…

The Treasured Thief

A beautiful princess has traveled to Memphis, the grand capital of ancient Egypt, seeking a husband. She asks each of her suitors the same questions – what is the cleverest thing you’ve ever done, and what is the wickedest? But…