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The Fire and the Light

by Marlene Satter

Adolescent cruelty is legendary and opens this first volume of the Souls of Aredyrah series. The world has split into two opposing halves the nations of Tearia and Kirador the light and the dark the blond and the dark-eyed. And each... Read More

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Life Volume 1

by Marlene Satter

Teens can face devastating problems, as readers learn in this graphic novel about “cutting,” or self-injury. Ayumu and top student Shii-chan are best friends in middle school. Shii-chan has always dreamed of getting into Nishidate... Read More

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Mom's Cancer

by Marlene Satter

Graphic novels span a broad range of subjects, from superheroes’ quests to conquer deadly enemies to the basic struggle for survival. In this entry, readers will find both. The author relates, in direct and eloquent drawings, the story... Read More

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Graphic Classics

by Marlene Satter

Older readers and lovers of vintage movies will remember the swashbuckling adventures of Captain Blood, brought to life on the big screen by Errol Flynn. The memorable, larger-than-life character of Blood leads off this tribute volume to... Read More

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Breakfast at Noon

by Marlene Satter

The dubious pleasures of living in the suburbs, where raccoons use window boxes at will as latrines and cars are apparently smarter than their drivers, are the focus of these essays by Yeager, diagnosed as dyslexic and a stay-at-home dad... Read More

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The Devil in Design

by Marlene Satter

Christmas is a time of peace and good will, happy children and kindly adults, presided over by a merry old gent in red with a staff of flying reindeer and toy-building elves. In America, that’s been the case for the last century and a... Read More

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Please!

by Marlene Satter

The overwhelming popularity of manga today among young people has had its effect on the graphic novel industry. An example of that is this Fanbook, a compilation of stories and interviews with artists and writers, assembled with stills... Read More

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