Books by Stan Mack

FIGHT FOR FREEDOM by Susan Champlin
Released: July 17, 2012

"A graphic-novel series that aims to draw in reluctant historians; it looks like it may well achieve its goal. (Historical graphic novel. 10-14)"
When the people in this graphic novel get into a fight, they go "ACK!" and "POW" and "G-R-R-R-R," yet the book makes for surprisingly credible history. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"The comic is sandwiched between prose analyses that separate fact from fancy. (Graphic fiction. 10-12)"
Two fictional young Bostonians are swept up in actual events that culminate in the Battle of Bunker Hill. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"They may well have other questions—especially having to do with parents' sexuality—which they don't find answered here, but this is a fine and encouraging place to start. (print and on-line resources) (Non-fiction. 9-13)"
As in their previous collaborations (Colors of Freedom, Voices of Rape, not reviewed), Bode and Mack portray an issue through the voices of children and adults affected by it. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 1996

"Mack's harrowing black-and-white cartoons sound a wake-up call of their own. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Bode and Mack (Heartbreak and Roses, 1994, etc.) have come up with a real eye-opener. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Naked Alone Together,'' tells it all. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
This is nonfiction on the raw, cutting edge, complete with Village Voice cartoonist Mack's illustrations to tell two of the stories, one about a young woman whose boyfriend's adult aspirations include joining the Klan. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Glossary; notes; bibliography; index not seen. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Bode follows up her often-censored Kids Having Kids (1980) with a smorgasbord approach to such topics as sex, pregnancy, abortion, foster care, adoption, and parenting. Read full book review >