• First Second Pubwatch: March 2020

    First Second Pubwatch: March 20200

    Welcome to the new Pubwatch series for First Second Books! Stories about the magic of friendship and social issues that affect young people dominate my reviews of the graphic novels this month from the publisher First Second. This will regularly be the new place to learn about what’s happening with this innovative publisher for comics

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  • Shannon Hale’s Best Friends is an Unintentionally Helpful Guidebook for Parents of Preteens

    Shannon Hale’s Best Friends is an Unintentionally Helpful Guidebook for Parents of Preteens0

    Best Friends Shannon Hale (writer), LeUyen Pham (illustrator), Hilary Sycamore (colourist) First Second August 27, 2019 Shannon Hale’s Best Friends is a graphic memoir of her elementary school experiences. The sequel to 2017’s Real Friends, it covers everything from body image issues to crushes, and all the emotional turmoil in between that is the life of

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  • Previously On Whatever It Was We Were Reading Before N.K. Jemisin Invented Comics

    Previously On Whatever It Was We Were Reading Before N.K. Jemisin Invented Comics0

    This week DC announced the return of its Young Animal imprint and with it the launch of Far Sector, an original Green Lantern story written by the Hugo and Nebula Award winning author, N.K. Jemisin and artist Jamal Campbell.  Alongside this we will also see the return of Doom Patrol, and the new original series

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  • We Attract Our Mirror Image – An Exploration of the Law of Attraction in Anya’s Ghost

    We Attract Our Mirror Image – An Exploration of the Law of Attraction in Anya’s Ghost6

    Ghosted Friendships soured. Familial ties broken. Lovers lost. Over and over, people would either slowly fade away or they’d ghost completely. People have walked into my life, stayed for a short while, then vanish just as quickly as they had arrived. He or she ghosted. Why? This was something I always used to ask myself

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  • A Brazen Look into Amazing Woman in History: A Review

    A Brazen Look into Amazing Woman in History: A Review0

    Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked The World Penelope Bagieu (cartoonist and writer) First Second Books March 6, 2018 I took this book from my friend after five minutes of looking at it. In that little of time, I knew that Brazen was something special. Created by the French cartoonist Penelope Bagieu, Brazen is a bewitching

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  • 01: First Second Fall 2018 Cover Reveal!

    01: First Second Fall 2018 Cover Reveal!0

    This month the exciting and innovative publisher First Second revealed their Fall 2018 covers. 01:First Second is the publisher that brought you great books like Pashmina, The Cute Girl Network and Tillie Walden’s ice skater graphic Novel Spinning, and this fall they are release some amazing title s that we know will become some of future favorites.

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