Graphic Novels & Comic Books Book Reviews

SHAKA RISING by Luke Molver
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"A worthy introduction that offers a young Anglophone audience entry into a legend of Africa without the annoyance of overtranslation and with refreshingly three-dimensional characters. (Graphic historical fiction. 12-adult)"
Shaka Zulu rises to power amid great regional turmoil to defend his people against the tide of the expanding European-backed slave trade. Read full book review >
GRACE FOR GUS by Harry Bliss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A heartwarming call and response. (Graphic fiction. 5-adult)"
Based on a short film by Bliss' son, Alexander, this nearly wordless graphic novel follows a seemingly quiet second-grader through an eventful 24 hours. Read full book review >

WHAT THE NIGHT SINGS by Vesper Stamper
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"Evil that is impossibly difficult to comprehend and filled with word-images that will leave readers gasping. The author's dedication says it all, in both Hebrew and English: 'Remember.' (author's note, map, glossary, resources, acknowledgments; not seen) (Historical fiction. 14-adult)"
Gerta didn't know she was Jewish until she and her father were taken for transport by the Nazis. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >