In my last update I introduced you all to Meridian and the world of Sephie, Minister, girl, and rebellion leader. In Going to Ground, Sephie realizes that though she desperately wants to return to Meridian immediately, in order to defend it she will need plans and allies. In a world where the elite hover miles above the poisoned ground, Sephie begins to see that the teachings of the upper world, that the lower ground is barren and wretched, is far from true. In fact, these lands may hold the key to her victory. As she makes new friends, her family and friends attempt to recreate their lost home on a new island.

In this volume, the artwork varies as each new artist takes up their tools, but the overall impression is still colorful and exciting. This tale concentrates on Sephie, her family’s history, and her new-found powers, and the threads of the battle she must wage are beginning to come together.

Meridian, vol. 2: Going to Ground
ISBN: 1931484090
By Barbara Kesel
Art by Tom Simmons, Morry Hollowell, and Steve McNiven
CrossGen Comics 2002

  • Robin B.

    | She/Her Teen Librarian, Public Library of Brookline

    Editor in Chief

    Robin E. Brenner is Teen Librarian at the Brookline Public Library in Massachusetts. She has chaired the American Library Association Great Graphic Novels for Teens Selection List Committee, the Margaret A. Edwards Award Committee, and served on the Michael L. Printz Award Committee. She is currently the President of the Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table for ALA. She was a judge for the 2007 Eisner awards, helped judge the Boston Globe Horn Book Awards in 2011, and contributes to the Good Comics for Kids blog at School Library Journal. She regularly gives lectures and workshops on graphic novels, manga, and anime at comics conventions including New York and San Diego Comic-Con and at the American Library Association’s conferences. Her guide, Understanding Manga and Anime (Libraries Unlimited, 2007), was nominated for a 2008 Eisner Award.

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