Cross Game, vols. 1-5

Cross Game 1

Fifth-grader Ko Kitamura’s family runs a sporting goods store down the street from the Tsukishima’s batting center and coffee shop. The two families and businesses have long been linked by Ko and the Tsukishima’s forthright second daughter (of four), Wakaba,…

Must Have: Manga for Teens

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   Our criteria for this list, our first in a sequence of Must Have lists, is simple: these are the titles that are solid additions to your teen collection.  We’re not necessarily talking rich language or literary merit — these…

Gossip Girl: For Your Eyes Only, vol. 1-2

Blair Waldorf, the queen of the New York social scene, just wants to have the perfect birthday party. But her long-time boyfriend Nate Archibald is acting distant, playboy Chuck Bass is flirting relentlessly, and her ex-best-friend Serena van der Woodsen…

The Broadcast

    On October 30th, 1938, three families living in rural Indiana are sheltering themselves from a particularly nasty winter storm. Gavin is ready to propose marriage to his longtime girlfriend Kim Shrader, but must ask her stern father for…

Che Guevara: A Manga Biography

    In 1952, Che Guevara was forever changed after he took a motorcycle trip around South America. Born in Argentina in 1928, the oldest of five children, he had an unremarkable childhood. He was plagued with asthma, something he…

The Prisoner of Zenda

    Rudolf Rassendyll, brother of Lord Burlesdon, is classic Brittish nobility — he can ride, hunt, sword fight, and be polite to monarchs. He also has a bit of a questionable past. There is a story told in the…