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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 tales of extraordinary wo...
by , Francesca Cavallo

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English

Pages

7

Publication Date

November 30, 2016

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"Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls" is a children's book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the life of 100 extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world. Each woman's story is written in the style of a fairy tale. Each story has a full page, full color portrait that captures the spirit of the portrayed hero.<br /><br />"A must-have for the nightstand of every girl or young woman you know." - Geri Stengel, Forbes<br /><br />"Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls" is the most crowdfunded original book in history. It was created with the support of 25,000 backers from 71 countries who pledged 1.3 million dollars to help the creators bring the first edition to life.
My Favorite Thing is Monsters
by Emil Ferris

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Language

English

Pages

416

Publication Date

February 15, 2017

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Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late ’60s Chicago, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster magazines iconography. Karen Reyes tries to solve the murder of her enigmatic upstairs neighbor, Anka Silverberg, a holocaust survivor, while the interconnected stories of those around her unfold. When Karen’s investigation takes us back to Anka’s life in Nazi Germany, the reader discovers how the personal, the political, the past, and the present converge.
Who Is Ana Mendieta? (Blindspot Graphics)
by Christine Redfern

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English

Pages

80

Publication Date

July 01, 2011

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<DIV>The graphic biography of a cultural icon whose feminist work changed art history until her controversial death.</DIV>
Am I There Yet?: The Loop-de-loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthoo...
by Mari Andrew

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English

Pages

192

Publication Date

March 27, 2018

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<b><i>New York Times </i>bestseller</b><br /><br />This on-point guide to growing up by Instagram sensation Mari Andrew captures the feelings and comical complexities of millennials and adulthood with essays and illustrations. In the journey toward adulthood, it is easy to find yourself treading the path of those who came before you; the path often appears straight and narrow, with a few bumps in the road and a little scenery to keep you inspired. But what if you don’t want to walk a worn path? What if you want to wander? What if there is no map to guide you through the detours life throws your way? From creating a home in a new city to understanding the link between a good hair dryer and good self-esteem to dealing with the depths of heartache and loss, these tales of the twentysomething document a road less traveled—a road that sometimes is just the way you’re meant to go.
Fantasy World of Bettie Page, Vol. 1
by , Marcelo Santana

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English

Pages

29

Publication Date

November 09, 2016

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It’s 1955, and a rogue military faction from the Soviet Union has discovered an alien object of incalculable destructive power that could change the Cold War into World War III. The United States must enlist the aid of a woman whose particular set of skills, moxie, and notoriety just may prove to be the edge they need: Bettie Page. But will she play nice?It’s 1955, and a rogue military faction from the Soviet Union has discovered an alien object of incalculable destructive power that could change the Cold War into World War III. The United States must enlist the aid of a woman whose particular set of skills, moxie, and notoriety just may prove to be the edge they need: Bettie Page. But will she play nice?
Becoming Unbecoming
by Una

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English

Pages

216

Publication Date

October 03, 2016

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<div><p>This extraordinary graphic novel is a powerful denunciation of sexual violence against women. As seen through the eyes of a twelve-year-old girl named Una, it takes place in northern England in 1977, as the Yorkshire Ripper, a serial killer of prostitutes, is on the loose and creating panic among the townspeople. As the police struggle in their clumsy attempts to find the killer, and the headlines in the local paper become more urgent, a once self-confident Una teaches herself to "lower her gaze" in order to deflect attention from boys.</p><p>After she is "slut-shamed" at school for having birth control pills, Una herself is the subject of violent acts for which she comes to blame herself. But as the police finally catch up and identify the killer, Una grapples with the patterns of behavior that led her to believe she was to blame.</p><p><I>Becoming Unbecoming </I>combines various styles, press clippings, photo-based illustrations, and splashes of color to convey Una's sense of confusion and rage, as well as sobering statistics on sexual violence against women. The book is a no-holds-barred indictment of sexual violence against women and the shame and blame of its victims that also celebrates the empowerment of those able to gain control over their selves and their bodies.</p><p><B>Una </B>(a pseudonym) is an artist, academic, and comics creator. <I>Becoming Unbecoming</I>, which took seven years to create, is her first book. She lives in the United Kingdom.</p></div>
Passing for Human: A Graphic Memoir
by Liana Finck

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Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

September 18, 2018

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<b>A visually arresting graphic memoir about a young artist struggling against what<b>’</b>s expected of her as a woman, and learning to accept her true self, from an acclaimed <i>New Yorker</i> cartoonist.</b><br /><br /><b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>THE GUARDIAN</i> AND <i>REFINERY29</i></b><br /><br /> In this achingly beautiful graphic memoir, Liana Finck goes in search of that thing she has lost—her shadow, she calls it, but one might also think of it as the “otherness” or “strangeness” that has defined her since birth, that part of her that has always made her feel as though she is living in exile from the world. In <i>Passing for Human</i>, Finck is on a quest for self-understanding and self-acceptance, and along the way she seeks to answer some eternal questions: What makes us whole? What parts of ourselves do we hide or ignore or chase away—because they’re embarrassing, or inconvenient, or just plain weird—and at what cost?<br /><br /> <i>Passing for Human</i> is what Finck calls “a neurological coming-of-age story”—one in which, through her childhood, human connection proved elusive and her most enduring relationships were with plants and rocks and imaginary friends; in which her mother was an artist whose creative life had been stifled by an unhappy first marriage and a deeply sexist society that seemed expressly designed to snuff out creativity in women; in which her father was a doctor who struggled in secret with the guilt of having passed his own form of otherness on to his daughter; and in which, as an adult, Finck finally finds her shadow again—and, with it, her true self.<br /><br /> Melancholy and funny, personal and surreal, <i>Passing for Human</i> is a profound exploration of identity by one of the most talented young comic artists working today. Part magical odyssey, part feminist creation myth, this memoir is, most of all, an extraordinary, moving meditation on what it means to be an artist and a woman grappling with the desire to pass for human.<br /><b><br />Praise for <i>Passing for Human</i></b><br /><br />“In its ambition, framing, and multiple layers, [<i>Passing for Human</i>] raises the bar for graphic narrative. Even fans of [Liana Finck’s] work in the New Yorker will be blindsided by this outstanding book.”<b>—<i>Kirkus Reviews</i> (starred review)</b><br /><br /> “A sure hit for readers of graphic memoirs, this explores<i> </i>feeling different while recognizing sameness in others and making art while embracing being a work-in progress<i> </i>oneself.”<b>—Annie Bostrom, <i>Booklist</i></b><br /><br /> “This story is as tender as it is wry. . . . Becoming human is a lifelong task—but Finck illustrates it with humor and panache.”<b>—<i>Publishers Weekly</i></b>
Snapshots of a Girl
by Beldan Sezen

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English

Pages

176

Publication Date

September 21, 2015

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<div><p>In this autobiographical graphic novel, Beldan Sezen revisits the various instances of her coming of age, and her coming out as lesbian, in both western and Islamic cultures (as the daughter of Turkish immigrants in western Europe)—to friends, family, and herself. Through a series of vignettes, she navigates the messy circumstances of her life, dealing with family issues, bad dates, and sexual politics with the raw honesty of a young woman looking for happiness. <i>Snapshots </i>is an amusing, thoroughly modern take on dyke life and cultural identity.<p><b>Beldan Sezen</b>'s previous graphic novels were <i>Zakkum </i>and <i>#GeziPark </i>.<br /></div>
Flying Couch: A Graphic Memoir
by Amy Kurzweil

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

September 19, 2016

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<B>“Themes of guilt, Jewish identity, and the complex relationships among daughters, mothers, and grandmothers . . . expanded upon with humor and honesty.” —<I>School Library Journal</I></B><BR />  <BR /> A <I>Kirkus Reviews</I> Best Nonfiction Book of the Year and a <I>New York Times Book Review</I> Editors’ Choice<BR />  <BR /> In this illustrated memoir, Amy Kurzweil weaves her own coming-of-age as a young Jewish artist into the narrative of her mother, a psychologist, as well as Bubbe, her grandmother, a World War II survivor who escaped from the Warsaw Ghetto by disguising herself as a gentile. Captivated by Bubbe’s story, Amy turns to her sketchbooks, teaching herself to draw as a way to cope with what she discovers. Entwining the voices and histories of these three wise, hilarious, and very different women, Amy creates a portrait not only of what it means to be part of a family, but also of how each generation bears the imprint of the past.<BR />  <BR /> A retelling of the inherited Holocaust narrative now two generations removed, <I>Flying Couch</I> uses Bubbe’s real testimony to investigate the legacy of trauma, the magic of family stories, and the meaning of home.<BR />  <BR /> “I read<I> Flying Couch </I>in one sitting, without moving, literally laughed and literally cried.” —Rachel Fershleiser, <I>New York Times</I>–bestselling co-editor of <I>Not Quite What I Was Planning</I>
Femme Magnifique
by , Various

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

September 05, 2018

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Fifty female trailblazers of yesterday and today get a four-color sequential tribute in Femme Magnifique. This collection features three-page short stories about women from the arenas of pop music, politics, art, and science. From astronauts and archaeologists to muckrakers and mathematicians, Femme Magnifique will stimulate and educate. Part mini biopic, part personal inspiration, this collection also features new material including a foreword by Cindy Whitehead, behind-the-scenes process pages, and more! Creators from South Africa, India, England, Denmark, the U.S. and other locales converge to share stories of personal heroines Kate Bush, Octavia Butler, Rumiko Takahashi, Ada Lovelace, Misty Copeland, Margaret Sanger, Michelle Obama, Sally Ride, Harriet Tubman, and more! Comic book luminaries Gail Simone, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Bill Sienkiewicz, Kieron Gillen, Sanford Greene, Jill Thompson, Gilbert Hernandez, Gerard Way, and Marguerite Bennett, to name a few, lend their talents to a celebration of kickass women who are truly magnifique.

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