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Thi Bui’s graphic memoir is a visceral exploration of her family’s history and tumultuous immigrant journey from Vietnam to the United States. The stark brushwork and gossamer ink-washed sequences evoke intense feelings as well as the dreamlike quality of remembering things veiled in uncertainty and unresolved questions. Such is the tone of Bui’s narration as she recounts generations of her family’s complex relationships impacted by their survival through colonization, war, and revolution. Her voice is both investigative and intimate, providing a humanizing lens into the manifold experiences of Vietnamese/Vietnamese-Americans that challenges stereotypical war narratives.

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By Thi Bui
ISBN: 9781419718786
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 17th, 2018

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Winner of the first Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in comics, M.F.K. is a desert fantasy adventure story that follows Abbie, a deaf girl possessing a feared power, who embarks on a journey to scatter her mother’s ashes in their homeland. Things are quickly complicated by sandstorms, violent rogues, and unexpected friendships. Magruder’s vibrant worldbuilding is matched by an equally engaging cast of characters, whose personal growth anchors readers as greater machinations in the world are gradually revealed, sweeping Abbie and her companion, Jaime, into its wake.

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ISBN: 9781683830047
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Published: Insight Comics - September 26th, 2017

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One of the biggest recent hits from the publication that brought you Naruto and My Hero Academia is a) drawn by a woman and b) a creepy folktale take on Prison Break! Three kids realize to their horror that their orphanage is being harvested by monsters. Can they escape? This is a story of mind games, secret plans and young kids forced to grow up fast that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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By Posuka Demizu (Illustrator), Kaiu Shirai
ISBN: 9781421597126
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Published: VIZ Media LLC - December 5th, 2017