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Punk Rock Karaoke By Bianca Xunise, Bianca Xunise (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bianca Xunise, Bianca Xunise (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593464526
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 23rd, 2024

This book is brilliantly loud and bright in colors, content, characters, and music. Perfect for the tender misfit teen in your life, or even the nostalgic formerly rowdy adult (like me, with ear plugs and back pain from standing too long at the back of shows.)  


Review by Sarah C.

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Squire By Nadia Shammas, Sara Alfageeh (Illustrator), Sara Alfageeh Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062945846
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Quill Tree Books - March 8th, 2022

Fight back against empire, colonialism, and oppression with Aiza as she works to gain citizenship through the only option her colonized people are given: knighthood for her oppressors.


Review by Sarah B.

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Totem By Laura Pérez, Andrea Rosenberg (Translated by) Cover Image
By Laura Pérez, Andrea Rosenberg (Translated by)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781683968979
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Fantagraphics - September 12th, 2023

A haunting and dreamlike meditation on love and death whose structure of free associations gives it the feel more of a poem than a story. Beautiful and fascinatingly opaque.


Review by Stephen

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Girl Juice By Benji Nate Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781770466630
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Drawn and Quarterly - May 23rd, 2023

I was intrigued by the artwork and laughed out loud at the goofy and cringey antics the Girl Juice housemates got into. Highly recommended for a fun time!


Review by Lily

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Thieves By Lucie Bryon Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9781838741198
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Nobrow - October 4th, 2022

Cute, energetic, soft, and sapphic as hell! The art style and color palette are stimmy and guaranteed to make you envious over their fashion taste. 


Review by Javi

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American Born Chinese By Gene Luen Yang, Gene Luen Yang (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gene Luen Yang, Gene Luen Yang (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250811899
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: First Second - February 23rd, 2021

What does a monkey king, a new kid at school, the only Chinese kid at school, and a random character all have in common? They are all searching for a place to belong. 


Review by Alex

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Crumbs By Danie Stirling Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358467816
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Clarion Books - July 19th, 2022

Even with a character who can see the future, love is unpredictable. In this coming of age story, Ray and Laurie are forced to face their flaws, their desires, and each other.



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The Magic Fish: (A Graphic Novel) By Trung Le Nguyen Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984851598
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Random House Graphic - October 13th, 2020

Tiến doesn’t know the Vietnamese words to tell his mom he’s gay. His mom misses her home and family back in Vietnam. Together, they read fairy tales, and the stories help them both – to process grief, to bridge cultures, and ultimately to reach out to each other. The art is so beautiful -- and so is the story!

 


Review by Allie

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Pinball: A Graphic History of the Silver Ball By Jon Chad Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781250249210
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: First Second - April 5th, 2022

I preordered this book after falling in love with the Seattle Pinball Museum and it did not disappoint! This full-color history of pinball with tips and tricks is as informative as it is surprisingly inspiring.


Review by Lily

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Let's Make Dumplings!: A Comic Book Cookbook By Hugh Amano, Sarah Becan Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781984858757
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Ten Speed Graphic - June 22nd, 2021

This is a super user-friendly cookbook, but more importantly to me - it's got a user-friendly recipe for xiao long bao. That's right baby, we're talking about dumplings filled with soup. The warmest, coziest, savoriest, most wholesome meal I can fathom. I defy you to make a cozier dish than this.

 


Review by Anje

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