Atomcat

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I’m a die-hard Tezuka fan. I’ve read the entire Phoenix saga, all the Dororo that’s out there, a healthy number of Blackjacks, and the beautiful, timeless epic that is Apollo’s Song. I’ve been on a pilgrimage to the Kyoto International…

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

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Attempting to adapt any classic work of literature is an undeniable challenge, especially when attempting to condense a longer novel into a much shorter graphic novel. Attempting to adapt Dracula for younger readers is arguably more challenging than most; taking…

Sisters

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Raina Telgemeier captures the gentle angst of tween sisterhood in her latest graphic novel, the aptly named Sisters. When young Raina realizes playing dolls would be more fun if she had someone to play with, she asks her parents for the…

Gaijin: American Prisoner of War

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It’s December 1941. The world is in turmoil as World War II continues, but America has yet to enter the fray. Koji Miyamoto, a young half white/half Japanese boy, lives in San Francisco with his white mother in relative peace, while…

All Star

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The year is 1998. In Major League Baseball, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa are beginning their race to break the long-standing home run record, Bill Clinton is being questioned about a girl named Monica, and in rural Vermont, senior, Carl…

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods

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Let’s be real: Dragon Ball Z is so entrenched in the consciousness of so many anime fans that it has become the quintessential all-ages action comedy. At my library, this movie received the same reaction from boys and girls, men and women: “There’s a new DBZ?!”…