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The Battle of the Bulge

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Comics are uniquely suited to tell nonfiction narratives in a way that can reach students who find textbooks dull and boring. It has been wonderful to see publishers like Zenith Press devote more resources towards historically accurate graphic novels like The…

The Manga Guide To Linear Algebra

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The cover of this guide to linear algebra promises “Comics Inside!” Is there a chance that this math lesson could be fun? Shin Takahashi hopes so, at least. The author’s preface acts as an extended disclaimer, making the goals of the book clear to…

Shackleton: Antarctic Odyssey

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In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Great Britain and other European nations mounted expeditions to explore the polar regions of the earth, including Antarctica. Men set forth in wooden sailing ships to uncover the mysteries of the southern ice and stand…

March: Book One

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After years of schoolwork, countless documentaries, and numerous film adaptations, the Civil Rights struggle of the 1960s seems so familiar to us that we may feel there is no new way to approach it. I’m happy to say that March: Book One by…

The Art of The Wind Rises

When it comes to the films of Studio Ghibli, a common description of the viewing experience is that it’s like watching a painting in motion. Art books of the films are therefore akin to flipping through a museum gallery and The Art of The Wind Rises…

Classic Bible Stories

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In this collection of stories, which were originally printed in the British children’s comic Eagle, artist Frank Hampson and writer Rev. Marcus Morris share the tale of Christ from his birth in the manger to his crucifixion and resurrection. These comics were…

Mi Barrio

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How does a kid born into poverty in East L.A. wind up making it big in the business world? Robert Renteria knows—he did it. This graphic novel memoir shows how Renteria overcame abuse, drugs, gangs, poverty, and lack of formal…