Despite having lived in the United States since he was a baby and despite being a native English speaker, Toufic El Rassi feels out of place and scrutinized by everyone around him. At times, he even suppresses his Egyptian and Lebanese heritage in order to blend in to his community. His honest perspective spotlights behaviors that many readers will recognize and be inspired to change.
This is the graphic version of Neil Gaiman’s spooky, fast-paced novel. Stepping through a door in her house, Coraline discovers a second home and family that seem to mirror her own. Her visits are enchanting until she discovers the dark truth about this otherworldly place and must use all her cleverness to escape.
Not many sitting members of Congress write comic books, but John Lewis’ story is so visually compelling that his longtime staffer convinced him to share it in graphic form. Lewis’ chronicle of the civil rights movement and how it launched the first African American president is moving and inspiring. Winner of the National Book Award.
Training to be an Olympian is a monumental physical task for any athlete. For Samia Yusuf Omar, it also meant harassment from militias, human trafficking, and imprisonment. Her story is told here in broad, black brushstrokes, and illuminates a unique face among the masses crossing the Mediterranean.